Now that Google I/O is upon us and the hunt for secret codes planted all over the Android dev resources is over, Google has made one person somewhere very happy. You see, earlier today, the company posted a seemingly innocent Google+ message reminding us the conference is coming soon. In the accompanying photo, we see developer advocate Colt McAnlis staring at the I/O countdown and a wall of code, working hard to bring us more videos and "tons of great content."


Except buried in this wall of minified JS code is a one-time I/O code redeemable for, you guessed it, an I/O ticket. Well, you still have to pay for it, but considering how many people who want to attend aren't going to get to, each one is valuable.


Keep doing these little things, Google. It's one of the reasons we love you.

By the way, don't bother claiming the code, it's been spoken for almost immediately. Now, who claimed it? Fess up.

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Christopher Robert

    Dude tried to get it to you as fast as i could.

  • Eric Schmidt

    I got it.

    • xbukowskyx

      C-Down, C-Right, C-Left, C-Up, Analog-stick Down + C-Up, Analog-stick Down + C-Left, C-Down, A, [Z + Analog-stick Down + A] three times, Analog-stick Down + A

      WOW the legend of google: ocarina of time

  • TypicalInternetMoron

    Hi, I tried entering the code but doesn't work. Can someone please help me? I really want a ticket.

    • Bar Genius

      Hi Tim,

      Are you sure you entered it in the correct order? It's up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start.

      • Michael Riggs

        Thank you. That made my day. Score!

    • KelsQualeymit

      my classmate's
      aunt makes $68 every hour on the computer . She has been fired for 7 months but
      last month her paycheck was $15495 just working on the computer for a few
      hours. visit the site R­e­x­1­0­.­C­O­M­

  • Deeco

    Oh Google! Things like these just tickle your bum...

  • black

    My work station is set up just like this. I have a whole screen dedicated to Google IO countdown. Will replace it with my birthday countdown next month! ^_^

  • ie

    i can sell a ticket, anyone?

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  • E Jom

    Tim Cook got it

    • SimonPieman

      No point, they only need to look at Google I/O 2010 too see what they need for WDDC 2015. Most of the stuff they announced this year was from Android 1.5 (April 2009) or Android 1.0 (Sept 2008).

  • Francesco Lorenzet

    it was for very very nerd person! only for fans! you spoiled it!