Google I/O 2016’s website is now up and running, including all of it’s important dates.
Before I get into the details, I owe it to those of you who don’t know what Google I/O is to explain it you. It’s Google’s annual developer conference, where the company unveils new products, services, features and what-not, in addition to holding lectures to help out developers and teach them about working with Google’s software.
Now onto the dates. At 9 AM Pacific Standard Time on March 8, registration to purchase tickets to I/O 2016 begins. Then, at 5 PM Pacific Standard Time on March 10, the registration closes.
Sadly, registration doesn’t mean that you actually get to buy a ticket to I/O 2016, it means that you get a chance of being allowed to purchase a ticket.
After the I/O registration period ends, Google will pick a random selection of people who will be offered the opportunity to buy a ticket to go to I/O 2016. By the way, a ticket costs $900. Yes, now you have to ask for the opportunity to spend almost a thousand dollars. Unless you’re a student, then an I/O 2016 ticket will only cost you $300.
Let’s talk about the actual Google I/O 2016, not just the how to attend it. It will take place from May 18 to May 20 in the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, the same city that holds Google’s headquarters. Parts of the conference will also be streamed as they happen on the I/O 2016 website.