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    Just registered to attend my first HostingCon...a no brainer since I'm in Boston! See you all there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nich View Post
    Just registered to attend my first HostingCon...a no brainer since I'm in Boston! See you all there.
    I will be attending my first one this year too. I did just find out that in order to vote for sessions, you have to register first. I'm not sure how I feel about this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleHop_Kevin View Post
    I did just find out that in order to vote for sessions, you have to register first. I'm not sure how I feel about this...
    Why should people not going have any say in what those of use who have *paid* to attend get to learn about / discuss / want ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleHop_Kevin View Post
    I will be attending my first one this year too. I did just find out that in order to vote for sessions, you have to register first. I'm not sure how I feel about this...
    If you're already going to register, then what's the worry?

    I suspect that if the voting were opened up to everyone (registered and not), we'd see massive voting fraud. And really, only the people paying to attend should have any say in the results. Someone who won't even be there shouldn't determine what presentations the rest of us get to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanD View Post
    I'll believe it when I see it
    Now it's a must if I'm being called out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by floor9 View Post
    I suspect that if the voting were opened up to everyone (registered and not), we'd see massive voting fraud. And really, only the people paying to attend should have any say in the results. Someone who won't even be there shouldn't determine what presentations the rest of us get to see.
    This is the reasoning used when we decided to have voting for registered attendees only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eleven2 Hosting View Post
    HostingCon's atmosphere has shifted quite a bit, I'm gonna pass on next year.
    How has it changed or shifted over the years?

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    Friendly reminder: There is no parking at Hynes Convention Center. If you aren't staying at the Sheraton or one of the other nearby hotels, you will need to pay to park in one of the nearby garages. Expect to pay about $20 - $40 per day. It might be prudent to carpool. Here's a link to some nearby parking garages:

    http://www.mccahome.com/jhcc_dir_par.html

    Also, for anyone not familiar with Boston traffic, it's really gotten a lot better over the years. These days you should only expect to go through no more than three tires and six body panels. Per day.
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    Whats the evening/social line up looking like? Anything planned yet? If I go I'll skip the conference stuff and just hit the social stuff in the evenings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by floor9 View Post
    Friendly reminder: There is no parking at Hynes Convention Center. If you aren't staying at the Sheraton or one of the other nearby hotels, you will need to pay to park in one of the nearby garages. Expect to pay about $20 - $40 per day. It might be prudent to carpool. Here's a link to some nearby parking garages:

    http://www.mccahome.com/jhcc_dir_par.html

    Also, for anyone not familiar with Boston traffic, it's really gotten a lot better over the years. These days you should only expect to go through no more than three tires and six body panels. Per day.
    Good to know, thanks for the heads up!

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    Not being from Boston, and having been to several trainings and conferences in Boston, I'll give the advice. Don't get a rental car, waste of money, the transit system is great. Jump on the bus/subway/train and get wherever you need to go for a few bucks. If you want some awesome Italian, do yourself a favor and hit up Rino's in East Boston. Best Italian food ever. If you want more booze for free than the conference is providing, go on a tour of the Sam Adam's Brewery (it's actually a pretty good tour). Bring some good walking shoes, you can walk the entire downtown area pretty easily and see lots of great old architecture.

    With that said, I despise Boston. Can't stand the place. Plan to have no (or very crappy) cell service, and because your phone is constantly trying to find a signal, your phone is always dead. I hate the place so much that I'm really second thinking attending this year and just waiting till next year.

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    /will be there... hopefully I don't drink as much this time...... right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordonrp View Post
    If I go I'll skip the conference stuff and just hit the social stuff in the evenings.
    The invites to the good parties are only available to the attendees
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    Quote Originally Posted by othellotech View Post
    The invites to the good parties are only available to the attendees
    I'll get exhibit hall passes, pop my head in the first day for any free beer and goodies then explore the city :-0. HostingCon was fun last year, but I don't need to meet 15 more used networking gear vendors nor 5 more DDOS protection providers .

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordonrp View Post
    I'll get exhibit hall passes
    I can understand giving "the cloud" emphasis a miss, but IMHO missing out on the talks on M&A's and the Sales/Marketing Track means you'll not be getting the best out of your HostingCon visit

    Implement just 1 idea you get and it'll more than pay for the trip, and there are still discounts on tickets
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    When are the final sessions supposed to be named? Anyone know?

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    Hmm it's on my birthday this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orien View Post
    Hmm it's on my birthday this year.
    Good, I'll buy you a (free) beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordonrp View Post
    I'll get exhibit hall passes, pop my head in the first day for any free beer and goodies then explore the city :-0. HostingCon was fun last year, but I don't need to meet 15 more used networking gear vendors nor 5 more DDOS protection providers .
    Meh, the exhibits are the boring part unless you like to get a bunch of t-shirts and pens you'll never wear/use.

    I prefer just going for the speeches, some of them are pretty informative while.... others are simply a sales pitch *cough* softlayer *cough*...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleHop_Kevin View Post
    When are the final sessions supposed to be named? Anyone know?
    The full schedule will be announced during the first week of April.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gordonrp View Post
    I'll get exhibit hall passes, pop my head in the first day for any free beer and goodies then explore the city :-0. HostingCon was fun last year, but I don't need to meet 15 more used networking gear vendors nor 5 more DDOS protection providers .
    It should only really be 1 or 2 DDoS protection providers, but the others got tired of getting a competitive butt kicking in 2009 and 2010 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerdie View Post
    Good, I'll buy you a (free) beer.
    I think you will get free beer there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orien View Post
    Hmm it's on my birthday this year.
    It's also one day shy of FRH Lisa's birthday!

    Any of you locals know of a good, affordable (under $100 per person) steakhouse near the convention center, or easily accessible by public transit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by supergper View Post
    Jump on the bus/subway/train and get wherever you need to go for a few bucks.
    We're actually staying in Burlington, about 20 miles from the convention center (so about 60 minutes if my memory of Boston rush hour is correct). Got a suite for about one-third the price of the convention special at the Sheraton! Unfortunately the mass transit options from my hotel pretty much don't exist. They require walking a few blocks to catch a bus to the train -- about two hours total.

    NY and Philly rush hour doesn't faze me, so I'm sure I can handle a little Boston. If anyone wants to carpool from the Burlington area, we have room for two - feel free to PM me.
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    I want to save up so I can go to the nxt one

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    This should be fun As someone else meantioned transit system in boston is great. Parking at min will be $20/day so add that into cost of rental your nearly at ~$60.

    I should have got a bus and carpooled all the people staying at hotels as a sponsorship to hostingCon
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    Trains DO NOT RUN LATE

    A great public transportation system for sure, but gets a bit dicey after midnight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crucial View Post
    This should be fun As someone else meantioned transit system in boston is great. Parking at min will be $20/day so add that into cost of rental your nearly at ~$60.

    I should have got a bus and carpooled all the people staying at hotels as a sponsorship to hostingCon

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    I think we're going to wind up driving to the Anderson / Woburn station (from our hotel in Burlington) and taking the Lowell line to North Station, then take the Green C line to Hynes. Looks like it's about 70 minutes, but at least we'll be relaxing on the train and not driving. $14 per person round trip, plus $4 to park.

    Boston locals, does that sound about right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gordonrp View Post
    Whats the evening/social line up looking like? Anything planned yet? If I go I'll skip the conference stuff and just hit the social stuff in the evenings.
    We don't call it PartyCon for nothing! You can always count on evening/social events!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanK View Post
    We don't call it PartyCon for nothing! You can always count on evening/social events!
    You always meet tons of people at the parties that you cannot remember seeing at HostingCon itself

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    Quote Originally Posted by floor9 View Post
    I think we're going to wind up driving to the Anderson / Woburn station (from our hotel in Burlington) and taking the Lowell line to North Station, then take the Green C line to Hynes. Looks like it's about 70 minutes, but at least we'll be relaxing on the train and not driving. $14 per person round trip, plus $4 to park.

    Boston locals, does that sound about right?
    Sounds about right, but just wondering--why stay in Burlington?

    Also, you won't be able to stay out past midnight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nich View Post
    Sounds about right, but just wondering--why stay in Burlington?
    Cost. We paid $89 / night for a suite. Even after considering mass transit, that's still almost one-third the cost of staying at the Sheraton in Boston. Funny story, too: when we first registered, the Sheraton's standard nightly rate on Travelocity, Orbitz, and Expedia was only $189 / night.

    I can make that $400 go a loooooooong way in advertising.

    Also, you won't be able to stay out past midnight
    True. Look at it this way: We'll just stick around in the city and get a super-early start on the next day. Besides, the bars close at 2, so we won't be missing a whole lot.
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    This con is at least alittle better then most other

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    Quote Originally Posted by floor9 View Post
    I think we're going to wind up driving to the Anderson / Woburn station (from our hotel in Burlington) and taking the Lowell line to North Station, then take the Green C line to Hynes. Looks like it's about 70 minutes, but at least we'll be relaxing on the train and not driving. $14 per person round trip, plus $4 to park.

    Boston locals, does that sound about right?
    Beats this http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...23499148_n.jpg

    I work down the street from Anderson Station, that's 93 North @ exit 37c at 5 oclock, took about 10 minutes from the start of the onramp to the actual highway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [x10]Brandon View Post
    I work down the street from Anderson Station, that's 93 North @ exit 37c at 5 oclock, took about 10 minutes from the start of the onramp to the actual highway.
    Wow! Our morning commute will be a short hop along 95 East to 93 North to the station, so hopefully it won't be that bad. Looking at that picture, I almost wonder if it would be better to get off 95 at 38 and take back roads to the station.

    Either way, thanks for cementing my decision to use public transit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by floor9 View Post
    Wow! Our morning commute will be a short hop along 95 East to 93 North to the station, so hopefully it won't be that bad. Looking at that picture, I almost wonder if it would be better to get off 95 at 38 and take back roads to the station.

    Either way, thanks for cementing my decision to use public transit!
    Yeah, back roads from 95 to 38 arn't that hard. Either way plan accordingly lol traffic sucks in MASS
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    Quote Originally Posted by [x10]Brandon View Post
    Yeah, back roads from 95 to 38 arn't that hard. Either way plan accordingly lol traffic sucks in MASS
    We definitely will. I'd rather get downtown way ahead of schedule and walk around the city for a while than stroll in an hour late. How's the Lowell line during late nights? Any safety concerns?
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    Quote Originally Posted by floor9 View Post
    We definitely will. I'd rather get downtown way ahead of schedule and walk around the city for a while than stroll in an hour late. How's the Lowell line during late nights? Any safety concerns?
    Not really sure I never use Public Transit. I don't hear much on the news though !
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    Quote Originally Posted by floor9 View Post
    How's the Lowell line during late nights? Any safety concerns?
    Where are you staying again? I take the commuter rail daily into/out of North Station, but not the Lowell line. Safety seems fine, just might see some drunk people if it's the last train out.
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