[yapc] Things To Bring To YAPC

YAPC::NA Director admin at yapcna.org
Wed Jun 6 01:00:03 PDT 2012

Many of you are packing right now, or will be packing shortly to come to YAPC::
NA_2012. Heres a list of things that you might want to bring with you to YAPC:
    * Games - cPanel is sponsoring a game night at YAPC, so whether you want to
      play some cards, board games, role-playing games, or LAN games, youll
      need to bring your favorite games with you. 
    * Geek Shirts - Theres no better time to show off your geektitude than at
      a conference. Pack your absolute best/coolest geek t-shirts for YAPC.
    * Power Cable - Dont forget to bring a way to recharge your devices. And
      if you happen to be from a country other than the United States, be sure
      to bring a power adapter to convert our power to yours.
    * VGA Adapter - You never know when you might want to do an impromptu talk.
      All the projectors at YAPC operate at 1024x768 and use a VGA input.
      Speakers, this is especially important for you!
    * USB Stick - While WiFi will be ubiquitous at YAPC, few things work better
      than sneaker net. 
    * Business Cards - Yes theyre a bit old-fashioned, but they still work
      great. If you have them, bring them. You never know when you might want
      to hand one out.
    * Travel Arrangements - Make sure you keep a paper copy, or downloaded copy
      of your hotel, parking, airline, train, or bus tickets and itinerary with
      you just in case.
    * Grooming Supplies - There are few things worse than body odor in a room
      full of 400 people. Keep it clean!
    * Government Issued ID - Most places will check your ID before letting you
      order a drink.
    * Cash - Bring a small amount of US Currency or at least a card to get it
      from an ATM. Most places take credit cards, but not all. Plus youll need
      cash to buy raffle tickets!
    * Camera - If you dont take pictures, then it never happened. If youve
      got a camera or a camera phone bring it! And when you upload those photos
      to the net, tag them with #yapcna2012
There are also a couple of things you can leave behind:
    * Your Badge Receipt - Dont worry about bringing a printout of your badge
      purchase. We have those records and your badge will be waiting for you at
      the YAPC registration desk in the Lowell Center (610 Langdon St). 
    * Bad Attitude - We want everyone to have a good time, and were working
      hard to provide an open_and_respectful_environment. If youve got a chip
      on your shoulder, leave it at home.
To a lot of you this stuff will be old hat, but weve also got a lot of people
coming this year that have never been to a conference, so it never hurts to
have a refresher. 
[From the YAPC::NA_Blog.]
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