If you wanted to go to Google I/O this year, chances are you are out of luck.
Tickets for Google’s developer’s conference, May 15-17 in San Francisco, went on sale this morning. Less than an hour later, they were gone.
The process was marred by long digital queues and some problems with Google processing payments for some would-be attendees. Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. ET today. By 10:48 a.m., Google was notifying people that the event has sold out.
As Google enthusiasts are known to do, they took to the company’s social network Google+ to vent their frustration.
Google sells tickets to I/O for $900 for general admission and $300 for faculty and students. The high price of admission apparently didn't scare anybody away.
The conference is Google’s biggest event of the year. The company typically introduces the new flavor of Android (expected to be called Key Lime Pie this year), developer and manufacturer tools, improvements to its search algorithm and more. Google has also started using I/O to introduce new devices such as it did last year with the Nexus 7 Android tablet and the ill-fated Nexus Q.
Did you get a ticket to Google I/O? Or were you one of the thousands left in the lurch? Let us know in the comments.