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Win A Free Ticket to Google IO 2010

Google’s premiere developer event is coming up in just a couple of months, and we’ve got two passes to give away.

UPDATE: This contest is over, and we have announced the winners.

Google I/O takes place on May 19 and 20 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. It’s the company’s largest developer event, with hundreds of sessions and demos of all the latest Google tech. Plus, there are the big keynotes like the launch of Wave, the first major public demo of Android and the HTML5 coming-out party where everyone in the room got a free Android phone.

If you live in or near San Francisco, or if you have the means to get here, you can win one of the two passes we’re giving away. Each one is worth $500! Here’s the deal:

  • Submit a link to something cool you’ve built using HTML5 — a web app, a canvas demo, an audio or video demo, a mobile app that uses geolocation. It has to be your own work, and it has to be somewhere on the public web.
  • Or, submit a link to a Google Chrome extension you’ve built. Tell us what it does and why it’s awesome.
  • Or, tell us how you would explain what a “web app” is to your grandmother. Let’s assume your grandmother is a nontechnical web user — you can’t use the word “application” or any acronyms, just plain English. (Yes, your submission has to be in English).

To participate, leave a comment on this post, send a tweet to @webmonkey, or send an e-mail to webmonkey@wired.com. Whatever you do, make sure your contact information is easily accessible. A valid e-mail address or URL is a must if you want to collect your prize.

Keep in mind, Google I/O is in San Francisco, and we’re only giving away a ticket to get you in — we’re not paying for flights or hotels, though we will pass along some free Webmonkey swag at the conference. And, OK, we’ll buy you a taco if you ask nice. Also, your ticket is nontransferable.

We’ll pick two winners in a few days, so enter early and don’t miss out.