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    HostingCon 2012

    Who's going to HostingCon 2012 in Boston?
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    I will be attending, my first HostingCon

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    Boston's highway layout is horrible. I think it's easier driving in New York City lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carp View Post
    Boston's highway layout is horrible. I think it's easier driving in New York City lol.
    Its called GPS my friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by THAMAN View Post
    Its called GPS my friend
    Make sure it's updated. Always a lot of construction and road's closed. And they will have one sign. Then in about 100 feet, the lane will close and it will be hectic haha...

    I haven't driven in Boston in about 3 years.....Maybe it's better now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carp View Post
    Make sure it's updated. Always a lot of construction and road's closed. And they will have one sign. Then in about 100 feet, the lane will close and it will be hectic haha...

    I haven't driven in Boston in about 3 years.....Maybe it's better now...
    Lets hope it all good by July..

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    Quote Originally Posted by THAMAN View Post
    Lets hope it all good by July..
    Conference-wise, most people won't be driving to or in Boston. Boston promotes itself and is known as one of the best walking cities in the US. Not to mention, there is an uncomplicated subway system (compared to New York) that will get you to anywhere in Boston for under $2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carp View Post
    Boston's highway layout is horrible. I think it's easier driving in New York City lol.
    New York City has a grid system, how can you really get lost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nich View Post
    Conference-wise, most people won't be driving to or in Boston. Boston promotes itself and is known as one of the best walking cities in the US. Not to mention, there is an uncomplicated subway system (compared to New York) that will get you to anywhere in Boston for under $2.
    they've not long completed the "big dig" after what? 25 years of planning delays and development from spaghetti junction.. So you'd expect it to be the best walking city after all that.. lol
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    I'll be there I guess living around Boston my whole life and driving into boston frequently I'm used to the highways. The location of hostingcon is very easy to get to from highways coming from south or north.
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    Deff considering attending my first this year. :-)

  12. I'm thinking about coming but I'd have to fly out the day the conference ends. I know the airport is close to where the convention is but any idea how bad getting to the airport will be if my flight leaves at 6pm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nich View Post
    Conference-wise, most people won't be driving to or in Boston. Boston promotes itself and is known as one of the best walking cities in the US. Not to mention, there is an uncomplicated subway system (compared to New York) that will get you to anywhere in Boston for under $2.
    Don't stay out later than 12:15pm if you're taking this "uncomplicated system". Especially if you're going from line to line the last one is around 12-12:30 for all of them so be sure to make your last destination before then.


    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    I'm thinking about coming but I'd have to fly out the day the conference ends. I know the airport is close to where the convention is but any idea how bad getting to the airport will be if my flight leaves at 6pm?
    You could take the T to Logan, I believe it's the Silver line.
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    You could take the T to Logan, I believe it's the Silver line.
    Thanks, I'll look into that.

    I mostly just want to visit Boston as I'm a big This Old House fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Thanks, I'll look into that.

    I mostly just want to visit Boston as I'm a big This Old House fan
    haha fair enough. It's not bad...just compared to NYC not nearly as fun. Things end much earlier in Boston (for safety reasons [several years ago they had issues]).
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    We're looking at attending ourselves. Would love to make my way back to Boston, great venue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techy View Post
    Don't stay out later than 12:15pm if you're taking this "uncomplicated system". Especially if you're going from line to line the last one is around 12-12:30 for all of them so be sure to make your last destination before then.
    12:15 AM, but you're right--most of the subway shuts down a little after midnight. However, not much is going on in Boston's nightlife around that time anyway. If needed, there are plenty of taxis to get you around after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Thanks, I'll look into that.

    I mostly just want to visit Boston as I'm a big This Old House fan
    Hi Jeff,

    I'd suggest to probably just get a taxi from Hynes convention center to Logan. If your flight is at 6PM, going from the Green line (at Hynes) to the Red line (at Park Street) in order to change to the Silver Line (at South Station) to Logan, it might take you some time, especially if you're unfamiliar with where to go.
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    I am no longer able to attend HC 2012. I will be in Hawaii that week.
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    We will definitely be there! Only about 3 hours away from here.

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    I'm planning on it myself. Should we have a wht meetup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonabyte View Post
    Should we have a wht meetup?
    Isn't the whole con a WHT meetup?
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    I'm planning to attend.
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    I'll be there, my first time attending.

    Anyone have any opinions as to highlights in past years? Just wondering what people really want to see/learn about at an event like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floor9 View Post
    Isn't the whole con a WHT meetup?
    Actually, no. It expands well beyond WHT membership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orien View Post
    Actually, no. It expands well beyond WHT membership.
    Well, he is partially correct.

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    How much does it cost to attend the convention? I heard it was alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aznboy4life View Post
    How much does it cost to attend the convention? I heard it was alot.
    http://www.hostingcon.com/account/register/

    $79 - $729, depending on when and what you book. If you had registered just a few weeks ago, the cost for the full conference without lunch was $289 per person - a real steal.
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    Just a warning, Active Breakdown Lanes on the highway during the rush hour periods
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    any chance we can get some more King rooms added to the group rate? I'm not sure if there ever were any, or if they're just out... but it is looking like the Hilton across the street for us unless they get some king rooms on the group rate - even as an SPG member, they're quoting me stupid money for a king room outside the group rate... kind of annoying really...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyb View Post
    any chance we can get some more King rooms added to the group rate? I'm not sure if there ever were any, or if they're just out... but it is looking like the Hilton across the street for us unless they get some king rooms on the group rate - even as an SPG member, they're quoting me stupid money for a king room outside the group rate... kind of annoying really...
    Thanks for the heads up! We just added additional king rooms to the Sheraton this morning. Our room block is filling up fast so make sure you book soon. The group rate is available through June 25th (subject to availability).
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyb View Post
    even as an SPG member, they're quoting me stupid money for a king room outside the group rate...
    You need a better travel agent / account-manager (or have acted much earlier)
    We got it booked direct at £9/night less than the group rate :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by othellotech View Post
    You need a better travel agent / account-manager (or have acted much earlier)
    We got it booked direct at £9/night less than the group rate :-)
    it might be that you booked earlier - or just a currency exchange difference for you based on you being in the UK I guess.

    Honestly, we still might not go this year - we're expecting a grand-daughter two days AFTER hostingcon - if things go as planned, we'll be there - if not, we'll sacrifice the money spent and the one night booking already taken as a deposit on the hotel... it wasn't until a couple of weeks ago we knew the scheduled c-section date, so it was possible we'd have let the whole thing go this year.... in the overall scheme of things - hostingcon, is NOT that important... Parallels Summit is probably more important to us than hostingcon these days, but we do enjoy the break and boozing... and Boston is fun.

    We were there in February doing some pre-hostingcon checking out of the city, and we had a ball... great city to drink and have fun... we loved the union colony oyster house for beer and dinner - the bell in hand tavern right next to it was fun.. and those two are the oldest standing bar/restaurants in the states - they're a *little* touristy - but fun.

    Now obviously as pubs go - the US pubs aren't *that* old - the Prospect of Whitby in Wapping used to be just down the road from where I lived in E14..

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Thanks, I'll look into that.

    I mostly just want to visit Boston as I'm a big This Old House fan
    Awesome show! I am on Cape Cod so I will be attending for at least one day.
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    Do HostingCon have conference over the internet for people in other country than USA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by multiplecloud-zid View Post
    Do HostingCon have conference over the internet for people in other country than USA?
    Thanks to people like the Wright Brothers we have this new thing called air-travel now :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by othellotech View Post
    Thanks to people like the Wright Brothers we have this new thing called air-travel now :-)
    Flights might be cheap but throw in accommodation and you'll soon know it. We're talking atleast $2000 per person from mainland Europe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by network82 View Post
    Flights might be cheap but throw in accommodation and you'll soon know it. We're talking atleast $2000 per person from mainland Europe.
    it will be the best $2k you invest in your business this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyb View Post
    it will be the best $2k you invest in your business this year.
    Ha! Don't be daft, it's a great event and I've been a few times but it's basically a working holiday, you'll mingle, make a few contacts, maybe get a few discounts, you'll certainly find out what the exhibitors are up to, but other than that it's no real benefit unless your a large host or exhibitor willing to spend some cash... One thing I will say though, the after show party is always a cracking laugh.

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    if you can't find $2k of value in attending hostingcon, that's your issue... we're nowhere near a "large host" - and it is my opinion that there is more to be gained by small hosts - you can actually get to meet the people you do business with (suppliers) and all in one place - negotiate face to face is better than via email. We've met two data-centers we chose to place servers with at hostingcon... your mileage obviously varies I am guessing... if they have a UK one, I'll likely attend that also... oh well...

    But I do take your point about it being to SOME degree a working holiday - I always look forward to the parties, the drinking - and often visiting a city I haven't spent a lot of time in - but last year being San Diego, we go there every year at least once - and this year being Boston - we were there for my wife's birthday - but having only been there for 1 long weekend, we'll not exactly see much more of Boston itself... other than the hotel, the conference center and the nearby bars...

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