Home Google I/O Sells Out In Less Than An Hour

Google I/O Sells Out In Less Than An Hour

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. 

About ReadWrite’s Editorial Process

The ReadWrite Editorial policy involves closely monitoring the tech industry for major developments, new product launches, AI breakthroughs, video game releases and other newsworthy events. Editors assign relevant stories to staff writers or freelance contributors with expertise in each particular topic area. Before publication, articles go through a rigorous round of editing for accuracy, clarity, and to ensure adherence to ReadWrite's style guidelines.

Get the biggest tech headlines of the day delivered to your inbox

    By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe anytime.

    Tech News

    Explore the latest in tech with our Tech News. We cut through the noise for concise, relevant updates, keeping you informed about the rapidly evolving tech landscape with curated content that separates signal from noise.

    In-Depth Tech Stories

    Explore tech impact in In-Depth Stories. Narrative data journalism offers comprehensive analyses, revealing stories behind data. Understand industry trends for a deeper perspective on tech's intricate relationships with society.

    Expert Reviews

    Empower decisions with Expert Reviews, merging industry expertise and insightful analysis. Delve into tech intricacies, get the best deals, and stay ahead with our trustworthy guide to navigating the ever-changing tech market.