[yapc] arrival dinner herding

Kent Cowgill kent at c2group.net
Thu Jun 22 20:20:38 PDT 2006

An hour only if traffic is very, very, very bad.  Or if you're  
crawling ;)

And on a Sunday?  Ought to be really, really dead.

By car, from Union Station to the CQ on Adams, 5 minutes.  A little  
more for parking, etc.

 From Union Station to the CQ on Michigan, 7 minutes.  A little more  
for parking, etc.

This is assuming you have a decent map, and know of a parking garage  
near CQ (I'd assume there's an integral parking garage for each CQ  
location, but I'm not certain).  Add a minute or two if you take a  
wrong turn.

 From memory, US is about 6-7 blocks at most to the nearer CQ, 9-11  
to the further CQ.  And here, blocks are an eighth of a mile on each  

If you're walking at a brisk pace, 11 or 18 minutes to either CQ.

 From CQ to GI by L (with some walking) will be about 30, give or take.

-Kent Cowgill

C2 Group, Inc.                                             
kent at c2group.net

On Jun 22, 2006, at 9:57 PM, David Pisoni wrote:

> Perhaps we can have another group meet in the CQ (Michigan/Wacker)  
> lobby at 6 – doesn't really make sense for us to go all the way  
> South to IIT then all the way North to this restaurant.  We just  
> need one Chicagoan to help (RichardDabrowski comes to mind... since  
> he's a native but staying at the Hotel.  Rich?)
> I'm dropping off my wife and kids at Union Station at 5pm, after  
> which I'm gonna head back to CQ.  It shouldn't take more than an  
> hour to get from there to CQ, should it?
> Enjoy,
> David
> On Jun 22, 2006, at 16.26, Jeremy Fluhmann wrote:
>> From the arrival times, it lookes like there may be a couple of us  
>> that might not make it to IIT before the 6:00p departure time.  My  
>> flight is supposed to get in around 5:14p, and I know that flight  
>> arrival time accuracy can be like a weather forecast.  I've been  
>> told that it might take around an hour to get from O'Hare to IIT.   
>> So, for those of us that might be a little late, does anyone want  
>> to suggest a secondary departure time?  I'm not too worried about  
>> making the trip alone, but it would be nice to make the trip with  
>> a few more people.
>> Jeremy
>> From: yapc-bounces+jeremy=msc.tamu.edu at pm.org on behalf of Uri  
>> Guttman
>> Sent: Thu 6/22/2006 4:42 PM
>> To: yapc at mail.pm.org
>> Subject: [yapc] arrival dinner herding
>> if you have ever been to a yapc arrival dinner, then you have
>> experienced the thrill that is herding hackers through the rolling
>> plains in a major city. so here is my super sekrit plan which you  
>> will
>> tell no one else lest they actually arrive at the arrival dinner.  
>> can i
>> trust you not to leak?
>> we will meet in the lobby of one of the dorm's (which one is  
>> better for
>> this?) before 6pm on sunday june 25 (that is 3 days from now!!).  
>> we will
>> leave IO::Promptly at 6pm and migrate to the nearest redline El stop
>> which is not far. we will need pathfinders who know the way and  
>> ropers
>> to keep the stragglers from getting lost in the many deep river
>> crossings. we can arm you with sharks with laser beams (every  
>> herder is
>> given a laser courtesy of stonehenge!). we will get on a redline  
>> train
>> and take it to the stop nearest goose island (the one for wrigley  
>> park
>> as goose island is near there). we detrain (learning python counts as
>> detraining) and go on a long forced march (about 4 blocks) to goose
>> island. we should be able to herd you all over there by 7pm. there is
>> little leeway for error. if you do not follow the herd you may be
>> exposed to the real world which can be very painful. so stay near  
>> your
>> fellow mongers on this trip.
>> after the arrival dinner, you can join the anti-arrival dinner  
>> crowd in
>> their anarchist revelries! you can crawl or EL your way home or
>> elsewhere on your own. we have the room from 7-9pm but they will not
>> shoot you if you dawdle. they just request you crawl over to the main
>> bar area or outside at a reasonable time.
>> good news on the payment setup. josh is going to pay for the whole  
>> thing
>> as a yapc expense so we don't pay sales tax (9+%!!). yeah for  
>> josh! but
>> this means we have to pay josh (or rather yapc). so we be selling  
>> (goose
>> island required) wristbands at the door to the room for $30. this  
>> should
>> cover everything (we got hit with a $75 server fee for the
>> bartender/waitron since we didn't order a drink package). but we  
>> don't
>> have to pay the sales tax. $30 might be a touch over the total  
>> bill so
>> you can either donate then extra buck or two to tpf (hey we can  
>> make a
>> profit on the arrival dinner!) or you can be a cheap bastard and  
>> ask for
>> your refund. and we won't announce the names of anyone asking for a
>> refund! and if we have some laptops there (gosh, think there might be
>> one or two in this crowd?) we can accept payment by credit card to  
>> the
>> tpf donation site. but cash will still be better and easier. another
>> reason for the $30 figure is to keep it easy :).
>> and remember, you will have fun or else!
>> your chairman of the federal yapc reserve fund,
>> uri
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