Google has just launched a new interactive registration page for Google I/O 2013 with a collection of fun easter eggs.
The newly launched registration website, showcases an “I/O” binary logo that can be used to trigger different versions of the same page.
These alternative designs include different graphics and sound effects including versions uncovered by The Next Web like an EightBit design, a Space design, a Song design, and a very fun Bowling design. Though we’ve tried our hand at a few, we’ve yet to find any new ones, though we’re reasonably sure that there’s even more to be discovered.
So far we’ve only been able to discover the EightBit, using the sequence IIOIOOII.
As an annual conference Google has typically used Google I/O to showcase new technologies and companywide projects that have a large impact on both Google internally, and the web as a whole. Some of these initiatives have included the Chrome OS operating system, the Chrome web browser, and most notably the purchase of the Android mobile operating system.
The weeklong event, which is aimed directly at developers, technology press, and tech influencers is filled with sessions given by notable staff members at the company. Each year attendees are also treated to free products that represent the company’s focuses for the year. This past year Google gifted attendees a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Asus Nexus 7, Nexus Q, and a Samsung Chromebox. Attendees are also among the first to get a status report and news on new updates to important products in Google’s lineup. Just last year the company used the event to announce that Android had surpassed 400 million unique device activations.
It’s widely believed that Google will once again use this opportunity to announce more key developments in Android. These rumors include the reveal of the next version of Android, “Key Lime Pie”.
Google will kickoff registration for I/O 2013 on March 13, at 7 a.m. and the event will take place May 15th through the 17th at San Francisco’s Mascone Center. Those interested in being one of the 5000 people to take in whatever the company has to offer will need to have a Google+ account and pay a $900 registration fee. Students and teachers will need to pay just $300.