OctConf 2014

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OctConf 2014 will take place in Montréal, Canada for three days from September 19 until September 21.

Please email Jordi (jordigh@octave.org) if you think you could attend. Also write your name below in the Participants section if you think of attending with high probability.

Location

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.

Venue

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.

Starting on Monday, you can get a weekly bus and metro pass for 23.50 CAD. This is highly recommended, as it gives you access to all of the public transportation network within the island of Montréal.

Lodging

There are several hotels and cheaper lodging in Montréal.

Dates

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.

Schedule

TBA

Suggestions for Sessions

Code sprints and informal discussion will happen every day. The following are topics of interest for these sessions.

TBA

Participants

Funding

There is limited funding to cover the travel expenses of selected participants.