[Chicago] PyCon (housing)

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Thu Jan 10 07:44:15 CET 2008

Mike Orr wrote:
> I'm gonna try to be in Chicago March 12-24 for PyCon, the sprints, and
> a few days of vacation.  But the budget situation at work is tight so
> I may have to look for alternate travel funds.  I have a friend in
> west Chicago I'm hoping to stay with, though it hasn't been confirmed
> yet.
> I'm thinking that a lot of people will want to stay a few extra days
> in Chicago, and if any locals are willing to put us up during or
> around the conference, it would be a chance to cut expenses and also
> increase cameraderie/collaboration.  It's what we do at other events
> (e.g., the wrestling weekends I attend).  Have the Chicago Pythoneers
> thought about doing this as a group?  I realize we need to fill our
> quota of hotel reservations but I assume that won't be any problem.

That's a good idea.  I don't think any list like that has been compiled. 
  Maybe it would be best to compile this privately, like email one 
person who compiles the list?  Then maybe we can give that to the 
organizers, and they could connect people.

One difficulty, though, can be transportation (and coordinating 
transportation).  For instance there's no very direct way from my place 
to the venue (well, I guess a bus and a train isn't so bad, but it takes 
a while).


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