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.