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Google I/O 2014 tickets to be sold via lottery system

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Google announced its plans of going for a random a ‘lottery registration’ system this time to select the attendees for the 2014 Google I/O developer conference.

Until now tickets for the developer conference were allotted on the first-come first-serve basis, but this year Google has decided to revamp the ticket process by holding a lottery for selecting the conference attendees.

Registration for the Google I/O event, scheduled for June 25th and 26th 2014, will begin on April 8 and end on April 10. People interested in attending the conference can get their names registered on the newly launched website using their Google+ account and Google Wallet at any point between 5 a.m. (PT) on April 8 and 5 p.m. (PT) on April 10.

While general admission tickets will cost for $900, academic admission tickets for students will cost $300. It’s only after a person wins the ticket that he or she will have to pay the amount for the ticket.

Billy Rutledge, Director of Developer Relations at Google, wrote on the Google developers’ blog: “You won’t need to scramble the second registration opens, as we will not be implementing a first-come-first-served model this year.”

“Instead, registration will remain open from April 8 – 10 and you can apply any time during this window. We’ll randomly select applicants after the window closes on April 10, and send ticket purchase confirmation emails shortly thereafter.”

Those who are unable to attend the conference can watch the major presentations online during the live-stream or at an I/O Extended event in their nearby area.

This year it is rumored that the search engine giant might unveil the new Android KitKat successor along with Nexus 8 at the I/O 2014 conference to be held at the Moscone Centre.