Welcome to YAPC::NA 2006. We are hoping to have another great conference this year and that all begins with, well, getting you here and getting you checked in.
Early registration for the conference will be held on Sunday June 25th from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in the State Street Village dorm. There will be a YAPC representative in the lobby of the dorm during those hours with conference packets and a registration list. This is a great opportunity for you to let us know that you’re here and to also pick up your conference materials so that you can plan for the first day of the conference.
Standard registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Monday June 26th in the lobby of the Herman Hall. The registration center will be fully manned until around 9:00 a.m. when the conference officially begins. After that time, the registration table will be running short staffed during conference hours, so be sure to register first thing Monday
Your registration for the conference (not the master classes) includes a Tuesday night banquet and auction and Dave & Busters. We’ll have the entire first level of the place open for free game play for four hours, a few private pool tables, and a buffet. If you plan on bringing someone to the banquet that is not registered for the conference, the cost is $50 per person. Be sure to let us know that you want to do this as soon as possible so that we can reserve an extra spot.
Dorms, Meal Cards, Parking
If you are not staying on campus, you can pick up your parking passes and/or meal cards at the SSV lobby during early registration or in the conference center during standard registration.
If you are staying on campus, you can check into your respective dorm in the lobby of that dorm starting at noon on the day that you are scheduled to arrive. There will be an IIT representative manning the front desk of each of the dorms. They will have your room key, meal cards, and parking passes with them. If you are arriving early and need to check your bags, try checking into the dorms anyway… most likely they will let you in.
If you registered for any one of the master classes occurring on the 29th and 30th, you will be able to check in for that class 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. on Thursday June 29th in the room in which the class is being held. Books will be provided. The room assignments are:
- Learning Perl by brian d foy: Perlstein 109
- Intermediate Perl by Randal Schwartz: Wishnick 116
- Perl Best Practices by Damian Conway: Perlstein 108
Both the Perlstein and Wishnick buildings are beside Herman Hall.
A marked map of the IIT campus can be found at http://www.yapcchicago.org/media/iit_campus.jpg.
Instructions for getting to IIT can be found on the conference wiki at http://www.yapcchicago.org/wiki/index.cgi in the ‘Introductory Things->Getting Here’ section.
If you have any questions, there are a few great resources that you can try:
- The conference wiki http://www.yapcchicago.org/wiki/
- IRC #yapc on irc.perl.org
- The YAPC mailing list http://mail.pm.org/mailman/listinfo/yapc
- Email josh -at- yapcchicago.org
Best of luck getting here. I hope you’re ready for a great YAPC.