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Google Reschedules I/O 2012, Hints At Code Competition for Tickets

Google has rescheduled the 2012 Google I/O developers’ conference for June 27-29. It was initially announced for April 24-25. The event was immensely popular this year, and the new date allows it to be extended for three days instead of two. It will still take place at Moscone Center West in San Francisco as planned.

The announcement on the Google Code Blog also hints at a new application process for tickets to the conference. Instead of a mad rush for tickets, Google is going to test developers’ “coding skills” when its “new application process opens in February.” A Google spokesperson says that “the application process will test general programming skills, as opposed to product-specific knowledge. We’re designing it so that every developer is given a fair shot at attending Google I/O, but don’t expect it to be as involved as last year’s Last Call for Google I/O.”

Tickets for I/O 2011 sold out in one hour. This year, it looks like developers might have to code their way in. The blog post suggests that hopeful attendees “brush up on your coding skills” in advance of the new application process. “That’s all we can tell you for now,” the blog post says, “but we’d advise against making travel arrangements until then.”

In the meantime, those interested in attending should follow the Google Developers page on Google+ and watch the #io12 hashtag.

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