March 8, 2011 | by Michael Heller
Google I/O registration may have sold out in only 59 minutes, but Google is giving developers more chances to get a pass to the sold out conference. Vic Gundotra just posted on the official Google blog that there will be a contest called “Last Call for Google I/O” which will span 10 days, featuring one contest per day and 10 winners per day, for a total of 100 passes.
The contests will begin on March 16th. Each contest will last 24 hours, although each contest is split into 2 rounds. Round 1 will be a series of questions to be completed in the first 30 minutes of the contest beginning. Those questions will qualify you for the main coding challenge in Round 2. The days and topics of the contests are:
- March 16 – Android, 9:00 am
- March 17 – Chrome, 9:00 am
- March 18 – App Engine, 9:00 am
- March 21 – YouTube APIs, 9:00 am
- March 22 – Game Developers, 9:00 am
- March 23 – Google Maps / Geo, 4:00 pm
- March 24 – Commerce, 9:00 am
- March 25 – Developer Tools / GWT, 9:00 am
- March 28 – Accessibility, 4:00 pm
- March 29 – Google Apps / Enterprise, 4:00 pm
Keep an eye on the contest website to get in on the fun. And remember, Google loves giveaways, so if you win a pass to Google I/O, there’s a good chance you’ll also be getting the same goodies devs received at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference: a Motorola Xoom, Nexus S, and a Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook.