If you’re gearing up for Google I/O, which takes place in San Francisco from May 15th-17th, you might want to know that registration will be opening up soon. Google hasn’t made it a mystery — the digital lines are opening up March 13th, and it will take place starting at 7am pacific. That said, you should know that these things aren’t the easiest to get into: the initial stock of tickets sold out in less than 30 minutes for last year’s events.
You don’t want to be fiddling around with unnecessary, lengthy extra steps come March 13th so there are a few things you’ll want to do:
- Set an alarm to wake up AHEAD of time. Google likes to get a bit jumpy sometimes, so the site may go live a few minutes before 7am.
- Make sure your Google+ profile is setup and accurate. Google uses Google+ for registration and you’ll be asked to sign in to continue.
- Make sure your Google Wallet account is setup with your preferred payment method. Google will process orders through checkout, so you don’t want to be running around looking for your wallet or typing in numbers while everyone else is passing you by.
- Bookmark a replacement keyboard and monitor on Amazon, just in case. These things can be frustrating, and you’ll probably try to smash your monitor using your keyboard by the end of it all if the site crashes.
We’ll remind you once we get closer to registration, but we imagine most of you will have this in your calendar with as many reminders as you can to make sure you don’t miss out. Is anyone looking to head out to San Francisco for the must-attend developer conference of the year?