[Chicago] PyCon (housing)

Feihong Hsu hsu.feihong at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 10 18:01:58 CET 2008

I think this is a great idea even for people who live in Chicagoland
but have have a long commute to the city (like me). I plan on staying
at the hotel during the tutorial and conference days, but it's harder
to justify the expenses of staying at the hotel an extra three days
just for sprinting. If I had the option of staying at someone's house
or apartment for a few days, that would make things a lot easier.

--- Ian Bicking <ianb at colorstudy.com> 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).
>    Ian
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