[Chicago] PyCon (housing)

Carl Karsten 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
>> 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).

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.

Carl K

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