An evening on the Gateway Party Liner touring the rivers of Pittsburgh with fine dining.
Home of the 2006 world Superbowl champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ã‚ This event would include a banquet-style dinner in the "West Club", with a scenic outlook over Pittsburgh's Ohio River.Ã‚
Kennywood Park is one of the oldest amusement parks in the country, hosting some of the fastest roller coasters in the world. In addition, they have plenty of rides and amusements for the more timid. Cost would cover an all-day ride pass as well as a catered dinner.
The Carnegie Mellon wireless network is one of the largest wireless networks available on a college campus today. The network blankets the campus with highly reliable service. No other campus of this size offers such complete coverage. We have had personal experience using the wireless at CMU for the past two years, and have never had any problems.
Dorm rooms located on the university campus benefit from the same wireless network that is being used at the conference. There is no difference in accessing the network from the conference or from a dorm room.
All nearby hotels offer either wired ethernet, wireless access, or both. In past years, many of our PPW participants have made use of the network available at the Quality Inn, our recommended hotel.
Although YAPC originated in Pittsburgh, ten years ago, we believe that most the YAPC participants probably have not been attending YAPC's that long. Pittsburgh is an excellent choice for the 10th anniversary of YAPC.
Carnegie Mellon University dorm room pricing (per night)
Each room is equiped with air conditioning and linen service is provided. There is no charge for wireless internet access in dorm rooms.
Single Room $42.00 Double Room / Double Occupancy $28.50 (per person) Double Room / Single Occupancy $57.00
We currently have 87 dorm rooms available to us with a maximum occupancy of 147. There may be an opportunity to secure more dorm rooms if that will not be enough.
The Quality Inn University Center is located close to CMU, and provides daily free shuttle service to the university. Rooms are available for about $80 per night for a double room, meaning that one person could theoretically stay for about $40 per night. The Quality Inn has been willing in the past to split bill a double room for two people staying in the room.
The host committee has an established track record of putting together quality Perl events. In the past two years, over 200 participants have enjoyed the quality Perl Workshops that we have hosted. We are excited and up to the challenge of running an event with the magnitude and high standards of YAPC.
About the Committee leadership:
Robert Blackwell, Tom Moertel, Casey West, and Dan Wright have all been members of the PPW organizing Cabal since it's inception in 2006.Ã‚ Ã‚ Together, they represent over 4 decades of programming experience as well as a great deal of experience organizing events of all sizes.