It's the Googliest time of the year again - I/O is on the horizon. Registration closed as of yesterday (Friday), and I/O 2014 brought a whole new system in to deal with the demand for tickets: a lottery.


While it may seem a bit odd to some to have to be randomly selected for the right to spend $900 (or $300 for students / faculty) to go to a developer (and designer!) conference, Google I/O registration has sold out in minutes in previous years - even after Google has raised the cost of attendance substantially. (Remember when I/O was $450? Those were the days!).

So, we're curious - did you sign up to attend? Vote in the poll below!

Did you sign up to attend Google I/O 2014?

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David Ruddock
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  • Shreyas Sood

    Only if someone had sponsored the air tickets :P

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    I wish I could, but, you know, I'm not a developer nor a media outlet journalist, so my presence at I/O would more be like taking the place away from the people whom this event is made for in the first place.

    I'll be fine just watching it live on either my desktop or one of my devices, just like last year

    • Jeremy Shore

      As a developer, I wish more people didn't sign up for that reason, but most people just go for the free stuff :/

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        oh yeah, the goodies. Well, it's hard for some people to resist when they give thingsl like Pixel for free, not everybody has 2600$ for a laptop.

        Still, yeah, it's not very nice when some of them shall never even try and put the stuff they heard or learned to use like Android Studio with updated everything last year

        • Sergii Pylypenko

          You must live in the woods to miss Android Studio announcement, it was on top of developer.android.com for several months.
          Also, we'll get videos and highlights of everything that will happen at I/O, in the easy text format, so yeah, it's more for media and goodies giveaway than for developers.

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            Well the first time I saw Android Studio was at last year's I/O when they showcased how developers could instantly see how the UI's of their apps would look on various screen sizes/resolutions and change them accordingly so that the apps would look they way they should (no scretches/pixelization), I never really visit developer.android.com except for when I need to download a stock firmware image, so...

    • Brandon Smith

      Thank you from a developer hoping he gets selected this year! :)

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Don't worry mate, you'll get your chance one day

    • james kendall

      im not an active dev have dabbled in android as a hobbyist but never built anything with the sdk other then compiling the hello world apps etc. I was perfectly fine watching from the web last year and will do so again this year the live streams were great. best of luck to the dev's.

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  • Connor Mason

    As a student, I'd like to have, but I don't feel I have enough experience for the sessions to be of any use to me yet

    • Brandon Smith

      Just a heads up but I'm sure the tech sessions vary in experience levels. It's a developer conference so they usually appeal to every level of experience!

  • Lisamith

    It's too far away from Europe, but I hope that there will be an I/O extended event nearby.

  • A non visitor

    If someone would arrange for my visa, a return trip airfare and the 900$ I'd sign up immediately.

  • Badouken

    I would love to go if I had the cash or time... Or if i was a developer! Which I'm not so I don't wanna be "that guy" and take someone spot who potentially deserves it / wants to actually learn some stuff.

  • fredric

    It seriously saddens me that I live in an entirely different continent.
    I miss a lot of the good stuff {: (

  • Ibrahim Yusuf

    I hope I will be in the States for the next I/O

  • Damian

    "Yes, as a member of the media / press. (0%, 6 Votes)"
    Isn't that at least 1%, or they don't count in?

    • Damian

      Otherwise, I love you AP.

  • http://www.scienceprousa.com/ dcarr622

    The odds are certain to be lower than ever, but here's hoping this will be I/O #3 for me!

  • Nir Galon

    Can't, as a student i have other obligations.. But i hope to see the keynote live (online) and to see all the other lectures online after..

  • David

    This might be a stupid question, but: I'll be coincidentally in SF on the 25th, I'll be flying back on the 26th. Would it be worth to go to the Moscone Center even though I don't have a ticket? Are there things to experience (connected with the I/O) in/or around the venue for free?

    • Mike Evans

      You COULD go, the Google Store on the first floor last year was open to the public. But you won't be able to go any of the booths or anything without a badge.

      • David

        okay, thank you for your answer. I have doubts that going there just for the Google Store is worth it, unless somebody convinces me of the opposite.

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  • Stoner

    Would love to visit such epic days. But from europe, without any company support there is no way. And I think there are much more people, who make more out of it than I am. Still I am jealous :-)

  • nxtiak

    Anyone get confirmation/rejection emails yet? Suppose to be today the 21st.

  • Danish Prakash

    re-polling would be interesting, now that Vic has left and he wouldn't be there at I/O.