Earn that free I/O ticket : Last call for Google I/O

Once again, Google is all set for the contest spree and those who weren’t  lucky enough to register for Google I/O 2011, here is your golden chance to win a free ticket. When Google opened registration for I/O in February this year, it resulted in server crashes and in fact, the servers were slammed for a total of 59 minutes. If you did not manage to get your golden ticket, do not be upset as Google will be handing out 100 free tickets. The contest starts March 16, and 10 winners will be selected each day.

Here are the details:

“We will announce a new challenge on the contest site on select dates at either 9am or 4pm PDT, that will last for 24 hours each. There will be 10 days of challenges with 10 winners on each day, spanning the following developer products:

March 16 – Android
March 17 – Chrome
March 18 – App Engine
March 21 –  YouTube APIs
March 22 – Game Developers
March 23 – Google Maps / Geo
March 24 – Commerce
March 25 – Developer Tools / GWT
March 28 – Accessibility
March 29 – Google Apps / Enterprise

Each of the challenges will focus on one of our developer products and has two rounds. Plan to be in front of your computers for the first half-hour that the challenge starts to complete a series of questions for Round I, which will qualify you for the main coding challenge in Round II. You will have a little over 20hrs to complete Round II. ”

Google will be giving away phones to people who will solve one of the daily puzzles. The event will be held on May 10, 2011 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. There will be a total of 2 rounds in all the challenges, the first one being a rapid-fire question/answer round which will qualify developers to the second round, which will be a coding challenge.

The contest is open to residents of 50 United States and Columbia and the winners will be announced on April 4th. Do not miss it!