[Update: Registration Open] Google I/O 2020 will take place from May 12-14
Google is known for using cryptic puzzles as a way to announce the date of its annual Google I/O developer conference. Back in 2017, the search giant published an online brain teaser containing the dates of Google I/O 2017. The next year, the company shared a puzzle through the Google Developers Twitter account, which redirected users to the Google I/O 2018 website that had been turned into an escape room-style Google Maps Street View experience in a Google campus building. Last year, the company released another cryptic message to announce the dates for Google I/O 2019 and for 2020 they had the “A Collaboration of the Cosmos” puzzle. Once solved, Sundar Pichai, took to Twitter to announce the dates for Google I/O 2020.
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) January 24, 2020
Pichai, who was appointed as the CEO of both Alphabet and Google towards the end of last year, shared a short GIF on the micro-blogging platform along with the dates for Google I/O 2020. As per his tweet, Google I/O will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California from May 12-14. At this year’s I/O developer conference, we expect Google to showcase the next major Android release — Android 11. Much like last year, the company is also expected to share new features and updates for its vast portfolio of apps. The company might also release new hardware, including an update for the Pixel 3a series which was showcased at the event last year.
Update: Registration Open
Registration is now open for Google I/O 2020. Prices remain the same as previous years: general admission is $1,150, while academic pricing is $375. To qualify for the deeply discounted student ticket, you will be required to prove you are an active full-time student, professor, faculty, or staff member at a high school or college.
The ticket application window will be open from today until February 25th at 5 PM PT. It does not matter when you submit your application as Google will “randomly select applicants from among all of the qualified applications and notify those selected via email on February 28th.” Good luck!