OctConf 2014 will take place in Montréal, Canada for three days from September 19 until September 21.
Please email Jordi (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you think you could attend. Also write your name below in the Participants section if you think of attending with high probability.
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Montréal is lively city with English and French widely spoken plus many other minority languages. Most business can be conducted in either language. It has four large universities, two Anglophones, McGill, Concordia; and two Francophones: Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and Université de Montréal. The Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM) is a mathematical centre that brings together researchers from all four universities and many others from Montréal and Canada.
The Montréal summer can be quite hot and humid with some chance of rain. The city has a very serviceable public transportation network of buses and underground trains (metro), so it is convenient to get around without renting a car.
The CRIM will be offering us hosting.
How to get there
Take your flight to the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.
From the airport, you can either take a cab to any location in the city, which is 40 CAD, or you can take the public 747 express bus, which is 8 CAD. It will take you to the Lionel-Groulx metro station, from which you can continue your travel with the same ticket (it's valid for 2 hours). The metro system is relatively simple to navigate, and bus schedules are posted online and near metro stations.
You can also get a 3-day pass for 18 CAD that gives you full access to Montréal's excellent public transportation, including the 747 express bus.
There are several hotels and cheaper lodging in Montréal.
July 16-20, 2012. First two days are intended for newbies and casual users, who may possibly be interested in getting involved in development. Next three days are for code sprints and development. Participants are encouraged to attend for all five days, but may choose only the first two or last three as convenient.
Suggestions for Sessions
Code sprints and informal discussion will happen every day. The following are topics of interest for these sessions.
There is limited funding to cover the travel expenses of selected participants.