SPUG: Meetings at Amazon

C.J. Collier cjcollier at colliertech.org
Thu Sep 23 10:39:48 CDT 2004

Hey all,

There is in fact free parking in the lot on the north side of the 
building.  We will have to walk between the main building and parking 
building to get around to the front, but it's not a big deal.

Internet access is limited to Amazon employees only.  As a contractor, 
I don't even have access to their intranet.  This is going to be a 
sticky point, and if it is violated, they will likely become upset.

I will put together a "how to get to Amazon" document when I get a 
chance.  Unless someone else has the time and knowledge?

The room is large.  It's big enough to hold around 50 people.  If we 
know one of our meetings is going to be very large, we can probably 
reserve the middle room which I guess can hold as many as 100 people.  
I can even look into pulling down one of the separators and joining the 
rooms.  I don't think the size of the meeting place is going to be a 

My friend Bill and I walk from Weller street to PacMed in about 5 
minutes.  The International District and its abundant pre- and 
post-func locations are about equidistant.  If we have a qualified cat 
herder we can walk from Pac Med to the ID in as little 15 minutes.

We have access to the projectors.  I will be responsible for checking 
it out and returning it unharmed.

Can any of you longer-time Amazonians on the list clarify at all?



On Wed, Sep 22, 2004, Andrew Sweger wrote:

C.J. Collier, a longtime SPUG member and recent new hire at amazon.com,
has done all the footwork to provide SPUG the opportunity to hold our
monthly meetings in the A/V room at the amazon.com Pac-Med office (near
the I-5 & I-90 interchange). The arrangement would be similar to the 
we met at Safeco tower in the U-district (visitor sign-in, escort to
meeting room). C.J. is offering to sponsor our group in meeting there 
will be our representative (ambassador?) to the company (like Dora Choi
was for Safeco).

So, what do folks think about this?

Some information I already know folks will need include: access from
freeway, parking availability nearby, size of room, projector, Internet
access, nearby food/drink establishments for pre- and post-meeting
activity. C.J. will try to provide some of that when he has a chance. 
work on gathering some of this information next week when I'm back in
town. What else do folks need to know (as if the location wasn't 


(We're tentatively lining things up to meet there for our 19 October
meeting. We are still welcome to meet at Geospiza for the foreseeable
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