There is no doubt that Google I/O is a popular event. Despite the fact that it is geared towards developers, it has also become something of a public event over the years. As SlashGear points out, there’s no hiding the fact that Google is plenty generous at their events, usually handing out plenty of hardware in hopes that people will help them create new things. But no one probably would have guessed that it would sell out as quickly as it did.
The three-day event managed to sell out in less than an hour. In about 30 minutes, give or take a few. For those of you who missed it, the tickets went on sale at 7am Pacific time here in the States, and all of the academic tickets (which were priced at $300 a pop) were gone by 7:28AM. The standard tickets, which cost $900, were gone within a couple minutes of that. Remarkably quickly, to say the least.
Of course, there will be plenty of coverage of the event when it rolls around at the end of June, so stay tuned.