Google I/O 2011: No love for Academia?

2 February, 2011 § 3 Comments

Reading blogs on the web would make one believe that attendees of last year’s Google I/O conference are allowed to register January 31, a week before general registration opens.

Yet a couple days ago I received an email telling me to “mark my calendar for February 7th, when general registration will open.” ┬áLast year I attended the conference using the Academia discount, and as far as I can tell, the Academia discount is the reason why there is no preference.

Why isn’t Google showing appreciation to their peers in academia?

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§ 3 Responses to Google I/O 2011: No love for Academia?

  • A.J. says:

    Having the same sign-up date doesn’t seem like no love for academia to me. It is still reduced price right? Though not setting a set number of spots for academia can and may in fact mean reduced academia attendance. It frustrates me a little too that you were waiting for this and were unable to sign-up in time! Next year you and me both will try to register for this!

    • msujaws says:

      Hey AJ! My complaint centered around how previous non-academia attendees were able to sign up in advance. As it turned out, a lot of people regardless of attendee status weren’t able to sign up this year.

      Here’s to next year!

  • A.J. says:

    Yeah! Here is to next year! We’ll get in next year! :)

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