Thursday, March 29, 2012

Google I/O sold out for 20 minutes

All of the 5,500 tickets for this year Google's conference (Google Input/Output, I/O) were sold out in Tuesday for only 20 minutes, a high representative of the company reported.

This conference is held since 2008. and it's a place where Google annually brings together people involved in the development of software. Topics cover everything from Android and Chrome to GooglePlus and services from Google's cloud computing. This year will be held from 27 to 29 June in the Moscone Center in San Francisco, the same place and that Apple uses for its annual gathering of the same kind (Worldwide Developers Conference, WWDC).

Ticket sales began at 7.00 am local time and ended twenty minutes later, because all of the tickets were sold out. This was confirmed in a statement by Vic Gundotra, senior vice president of the company. " We were experiencing 6,250 qps load on our servers at 7:01am!." 

Tickets for students were $300, and they sold faster than those of $900, intended for all others.

Last year tickets were sold out in less than an hour, while in 2010. in 50 days.

Google has announced that this year's meeting offered 5500 tickets, which is almost three times more than in 2008, when it all began.

Gundotra wrote, among other things, that this year there will be live  broadcast from the opening speech and some of the key sessions, while others set up shots will be on the web 24 hours after.

I don't know if some of you got a ticket, but if you did, enjoy it!