Google Holding Competition With Google I/O Passes as Prizes


Wanted to get in on Google I/O? Couldn’t buy a ticket before they were all sold out in just 59 minutes? Google’s got something to tell you: they’ve been holding on to 100 more and they want to give them away. Vic Gundotra just posted on their blog about a contest they’re holding that’ll see 100 lucky coders heading to Google I/O.

The contest starts March 16th and goes on for 10 days with a chance to win one of 10 tickets each day. Two rounds will be oversought: a preliminary question answering round, and a coding challenge for those who make it through. The challenges will be themed by day. Here’s a list of the dates, times, and different categories you can take a crack at:

  • 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

Take a look at their contest site for the full details. The contest is open to everyone in the 50 United States of America. [Google]


Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Could be a first step towards getting a job with google. That’s even more exciting than being at I/O

  2. “The contest is open to everyone in the 50 United States of America.”

    Haha no wonder the U.S. is a world power!

  3. @Micah – Huh? You upset because he neglected to mention the District of Columbia?

  4. Google in ignoring most Android developers shocker.

  5. if it weren’t for the fact that I already have tickets, I would be upset that this isn’t available in canada.

  6. When is google io and what do you think they will announce then?

  7. They better announce Pinch&Zoom functionality for Gmail. For starters.

  8. The point of Google I/O is learning. They’re also providing sessions designed to give novices training. This competition seems to only serve the 1337 folks. If someone is so great at answering your lightning round questions, then they’re smart enough to not need/attend your conference.

    I’m going to agree with ari-free (1), that this sounds more like a recruitment exercise.

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