[Chicago] PyCon (housing)
carl at personnelware.com
Thu Jan 10 17:33:44 CET 2008
Ian Bicking wrote:
> 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
>> 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).
how long is a while? Is it enough that someone wouldn't bother sprinting? If
it makes or breaks someone sprinting, I would be up for helping with
transportation. but only during the sprints. I'm probably not going to leave
the hotel during the main event.
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