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Google is Sending Out I/O Acceptance and Rejection Letters – Did You get In?

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If you registered for Google I/O 2014 during last week’s open registration period, be on the lookout for either an acceptance or rejection letter this evening. Since this year introduced a new lottery-like system for choosing attendees, your chance should technically be as good as anyone’s.

Did you get in?

  • droidrazredge

    Rejected like always :(. I never get into cool stuff.

  • pbolton70

    Hey DL do you need an extra set of hands at the event…haha Cant blame a guy for trying!

  • jasenm

    I’m busy that day. Gotta baptize my cat.

  • normmcgarry

    I wasn’t part of this lottery, but I’m going to Cannes Lions and then straight to Google I/O, and I’m more excited for I/O.

  • feztheforeigner

    I smell a poll coming

  • Josh Martin

    More importantly, did YOU get in DL? :)

    • Aooga

      They’re press…of course they got in. :)

      • Josh Martin

        From what I understand, press had to apply just like everyone else.

        • Aooga

          Nope. Press get their own invitations. Often for free, but I’m not sure about DL.

  • http://idle0095.com/ IDLE0095

    Two seats here I come. So sad I probaly wont be sitting with my wife. Dame you Google.

  • http://www.chrome-focus.com/ Aaron Hurt

    I’m still crying about my rejection notice. Sad day.

  • TheWenger

    Looks like I need to finish my app and publish it to get in next year.

    • Aooga

      It has nothing to do with that. Some people got in with no development experience whatsoever. I think I have probably ~20000 total downloads on my apps, but that isn’t anywhere close to enough to actually be recognized. Just curious, what kind of app are you making?

      • duke69111

        what is your app called?

        • Aooga

          Here is my dev link on Google Play. https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=ezcats

          Sadly, I lost my key to sign apps a while ago, so I had to republish all my apps. Google can still see the stats for the apps that aren’t published though. It’s not my job or anything, just a hobby :) One of them is just pathetic, but I left it on there. You can guess which one.

      • TheWenger

        I’ve been screwing around on and off for over a year with a Facebook app. Sort of like Friendcaster but with a simpler and more modern UI. Basically a Facebook-lite, which it seems there’s a market for among Android nerds like us.

        • Aooga

          Nice. You should publish it.

  • Steve B

    I got in! Craigslist here I come!

  • giovanny

    I completely forgot to sign up -_-

  • David Imel

    Sister and I both got rejected. ;(

  • http://thatgeekdad.blogspot.com/ Rob Delaney

    In. I can now stop taking anti-anxiety meds.

  • Albert

    Rejected…

  • dizel123

    I was rejected but if anyone doesn’t wanna go I’ll sell them my rejection for $100

    • michael arazan

      When life gives you lemons…….

      • Omar

        You make beef stew?

  • Maxim∑

    was reject from I/O but accepted to WWDC.

    Think of it this way if your accepted you have a great week with Google
    If your rejected you save 1,500$/300$ its a win win

    • Aooga

      Nice! Is that a lottery too? WWDC is nice, but it’s way too expensive. They need an academic price.

      • Maxim∑

        Its during graduation so I can’t go anyway lol, but yeah this year it was a lottery system too

        • Aooga

          Why would you register if you can’t go? lol. Or did they release dates after registration?

          • Hershel

            hes a high schooler looking ti impress his buddies.,

          • Aooga

            There is so much wrong with the sentence you just wrote. I’m going to assume it was from a phone. :)

  • http://ian.cazabat.com IanCaz

    Who’s NOT going to I/O?
    <== This Guy

  • Cael

    I was rejected… but meanwhile I got my Moto X today and I LOVE IT.

    • Aooga

      Eh. I would be happy with that.

  • Aooga

    aaaaaand I’m rejected.

    • Kevin

      I’m sorry :( It looked like you were looking forward to it by the way you were commenting.

      • Aooga

        Thanks. I think everyone here was looking forward to it, so sorry to all the others as well. Did you get in?

        • Kevin

          No, I didn’t even apply.

  • Kyle Parker

    Yes! Not try to gloat just very excited and thankful.

  • JZ

    More importantly, did the DL Team get acceptance letters, or do press get access a different way?

    • Aooga

      They’re invited. There’s no chance for them NOT to get accepted.

      • Hershel

        if the droid life team keeps up with their moto x and nexus love they might just get in for free….

        • Aooga

          They do :)
          Usually press get travel and accommodations for these type of evens paid for. I’m not sure about droid life, but huge tech sites like engadget or cnet definitely get it for free. Actually, they probably get paid.

  • Aooga

    I wish google would have a separate conference without all the freebies, but still all the developers coming together.

    • t83
      • Aooga

        No, that ended a few years ago. There are other conferences, but nothing purely Android related.

    • michael arazan

      They need to have a day one and day two, One in a sports stadium for like 50-100 K people for Keynotes and swag, and the other so the real developers can go to the workshops.

  • Guest

    http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/500x/48832603.jpg

    I work for an OEM so I dont know if that helped or not.

    • Aooga

      I officially hate you. :)

      • Guest

        Sorry hahaha

    • Andrew

      So do I, but I got rejected…

    • MistaButters

      Congrats!

      Just FYI, you used that meme wrong :P

  • DanielMena9

    First my prom date rejected me years ago, now Google :’(

    I wonder if they are correlated …

    • snoty

      Was your prom date Miss America?

      • Guest

        HA! I see what you did there

      • The Narrator

        Nah. He just got suspended for asking

  • JDMendiola

    :(

    • The Narrator

      I’m getting free stuff!!!!

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        Troll fail.

        • The Narrator

          I only spent $300, don’t hate the player, hate the game.

  • cwillen

    Kellen – You forgot to mention the goo.gl shortlinks that were hidden across the developer documentation. So technically, if you were a real developer, and knew how to code a crawler or use WGET to pull a bunch of resources, your chances were slightly better than others.

    • Aooga

      I found some, but they were all taken.

    • TheDrizzle

      I found one that was in an existing image in the Android documentation. So at least not all were crawlable. Unfortunately it was taken.

      • cwillen

        They were just straight short code text links, codes embedded in images, hidden in video annotations, and even a few encrypted has version in source code. Apparently there are some still out there.

    • JRomeo

      what does “crawler” mean?

      • cwillen

        a program that goes through all the pages/files systematically and scans them for information.

        • JRomeo

          does a program exist which I could download and install on my pc, that will enable me to scan a domain for example, http://www.domain.com for all the files on the root directory of that domain? including html files, or any file? what is a program that’ll do this? and where can I download it from?

          • cwillen

            Just use WGET for Windows ( goo.gl/GyhNVj ) which is free and pretty powerful. Or, if you’re looking for something with more of a UI and easier to use, there’s a program called Web2Disk by Insypder ( goo.gl/7hJmQ8 ), but it’ll cost you $40. I’ve used both, and both work. The trade off with WGET is that you have to use command line to use it.

  • P3droid

    REJECT CITY!

  • cwillen

    Rejected.

    • Aooga

      Odd that I didn’t get anything. Is this a mass rejection email or are you guys getting it at different times?

      • cwillen

        They’ve been trickling in for the past few hours. I hate to be the bearer of bad new, but if you didn’t get a congrats email, you’re among the rejected.

        • Aooga

          Yeah I didn’t expect to get in, but it would be nice to know either way.

          • cwillen

            I know the feeling. Spent most of my day in anguish waiting.

          • Aooga

            Just curious, what day did you register?

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Rejected :( gimmicky conference anyway. Psh.

    • Aooga

      And if you got in: “This is the best conference in the world!!!”

  • Aooga

    Do you know if they actually send an email even if you get rejected?

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      “Hello ——,

      We recently held our random selection of applications for Google I/O 2014. Unfortunately, your application was not selected. We have not charged the credit card associated with your Google Wallet account for this purchase and the pre-authorization will expire automatically.”

      • Aooga

        Hmm. I have nothing yet.

        • Matthew DiGiacomo

          Yah I just got it 30 minutes ago

          • Aooga

            Your profile says your name; why black it out? lol

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            Yeah I totally realized that after I commented haha

          • Aooga

            What time did you get your email? I’m REALLY mashing the refresh button now.