No more are the days where thousands of people are lined up at their PCs, fingers hovering over their mice, waiting for the green light to hammer registration systems for the chance to attend Google’s annual I/O conference for the Android ecosystem. This year, it will be a random lottery, as Apple’s WWDC Conference just had, one that has been delayed from April 8th to April 15th.
As posted on the Google Developers page in regards to Google I/O, “We’re still working to make the registration process even easier for you, and it will now be open four days starting next week (opening next Tuesday and closing Friday). After the registration window closes, applicants will randomly be selected and we’ll send ticket purchase confirmation emails shortly thereafter.”
Time will tell if a lottery system works out more smoothly than the first-come-first-serve system had, but at at least this time around there’s a longer window for everyone interested in attending to cast their lots and see how lucky they are.