In order to register for a ticket to the big developer conference, you’ll need to sign into your Google account and then fill out an application. Registration will remain open until 5:00 pm PDT/8:00 pm EDT, after which Google will randomly select applicants and give them the opportunity to buy a single ticket. Google says that the order in which you apply has no bearing on your chances to get a ticket.
Google’s decision to randomly select applicants to buy I/O tickets is a wise one. In previous years, it was a mad rush to buy tickets once sales opened, meaning that not everyone had a chance to get a ticket. For example, tickets to Google I/O 2012 sold out in a little more than 20 minutes, meaning that anyone that wasn’t able to get online right when sales opened were out of luck.
If you don’t end up getting selected to buy a ticket, Google will be livestreaming I/O 2015 so that you can watch remotely. There will also be I/O Extended events all around the world for you to gather with other developers and watch the events together.
Be sure to let us know if you register for an I/O 2015 ticket!