Special Boston Meetup-Dries Buytaert Speaking-Monday October 26th

Susan MacPhee's picture
Start: 
2009-10-26 05:00 - 07:00 America/New_York

Drupal project founder and Acquia CTO/co-founder Dries Buytaert will be speaking at MIT's Stata Center Monday October 26th at 5pm. Dries will talk about Drupal 7, where Drupal is headed and more. No sign-up necessary.

Dries's Post:
http://buytaert.net/speaking-at-mit

Location:
Kirsch Auditorium-32-123 and Student Street reception area

Map:
http://whereis.mit.edu/?selection=32&Buildings=go

more:
http://web.mit.edu/eventguide/cacfacilities/stata.html

Parking and Transportation:
After 3pm, there is an unattended MIT lot folks can use; 5 minute walk from Stata Center, Building 32:
Hayward Lot http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=P5&Parking=go
(DO NOT drive Ames to Amherst St.; it's a one-way.) Walking through E25, the courtyard, and Ames St., the iconic Stata bldg. is straight ahead.

Other parking options?
Paid parking is available at the Marriott Hotel. If you're lucky, sometimes there are spots on Memorial Drive or parking meters on Ames and Main Streets.

The Stata Center is in the immediate vicinity of the Kendall/MIT stop on the Red Line and a 15 minute walk from Lechmere Station on the Green Line. MIT is also a 15-30 minute walk from downtown Boston.

Hotel recommendation:

The Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse - Member of Historic Hotels of America
350 Main Street
Cambridge MA 02142
617-577-1300 hotel
www.kendallhotel.com

The cost is $179 USD per night and $10 per night for parking. It's about a 2-block walk to the Stata Center.

The rates are available for Sunday Oct 25 and Monday Oct 26.

When you call in your reservation reference "DRUPAL."

We negotiated the rate for Sun too in case people want to come early and enjoy Boston for the day.

NOTE: The hotel asks people to call right away as rooms are filling quickly.

Comments

Live streaming?

kappaluppa's picture

Will this meeting be streamed live online?

registration info?

john.kenney's picture

Do you need to register for the event or just show up?

Registration and video for Dries's talk

Susan MacPhee's picture

There is no registration process and we're examining streaming video.

Streaming is our hobby

xmacinfo's picture

Hi Susan,

The company I'm working with can do the streaming hands down. Although we are based in Montréal, our video and streaming equipment is ready to fly.

Please contact us for a quote.

www.dbn.ca

You guys did great in Montreal!!

himerus's picture

I can't say enough (I'm working on a blog about you guys too) about how great you guys were to have at Drupalcamp Montreal.

I'm quite excited to see the videos once everything is put together, but the work you guys put in was phenomenal, and MUCH appreciated by all of us in attendance. I really think it should be pushed to use you guys for the larger Drupalcon events. Having that level of video expertise would just be amazing to help continue to get our information out to the community.

I have a card from Jonathan, and will let you guys know when I post my awesome review of the services you provided for the Montreal camp!! Keep up the great work!

I second that!

David Lesieur's picture

I second that!

Ryan Palmer and myself will head to Boston on Monday!

nvanderv's picture

Susan: thanks for organizing this event!

Ryan Palmer and myself from TP1 will be attending. We will leave downtown Montreal on Monday at 9 AM: we have extra room for two in the car if anybody is interested. We will return on Tuesday morning. Could you recommend a hotel in the area?

See you on Monday!

Susan MacPhee's picture

Hi Jan-Nicolas!

So glad you and Ryan are planning to come and we hope others from Montreal can come too!

We have an incredible rate (for this time of year) negotiated at the The Kendall Hotel.

The cost is $179 USD per night and $10 for parking. Note, the regular rate right now is over $300!

The rates are available for Sunday Oct 25 and Monday Oct 26. It's about a 2 block walk from the Stata Center.

When you call in your reservation reference "DRUPAL."

We negotiated the rate for Sun too in case people want to come early and enjoy Boston for the day.

The hotel asks people to call right away as rooms are filling quickly.

The Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse - Member of Historic Hotels of America
350 Main Street
Cambridge MA 02142
617-577-1300 hotel
www.kendallhotel.com

* Full Fireman's American Breakfast buffet included
* Free internet access (Wi-Fi & wired)
* Complimentary pass to Fitcorp (fitness club)
* Organic and locally grown produce
* Indoor roof top retreat open 24/7

Streaming ??

MacRonin's picture

I haven't seen anything about where to find steaming, so I guess I'll have to wait for the archive.

Dries's talk was recorded by MIT AV team

Susan MacPhee's picture

Once the video of Dries's talk becomes available, Acquia will post announcement on their site. We hope to post the news here too.

Several cameramen

Bill Choy's picture

Don't worry... There are several people taking videos that night. My camera after it ran out of memory (at 2.8GB). It stop just before it got Geeky, but that part was covered by WebChix at DrupalDC.

PS: Flip MinoHD Camcorder really rock. I can count the hairs of the guy sitting in front of me.

slides URL

hlevinson's picture

Can someone post the slides URL, or the URL where that page is posted?

thanks!
Harry

Video of Dries's talk at MIT is available

Bill Choy's picture

Thank Susan for hosting the video at http://acquia.com/community/resources/acquia-tv/dries-buytaerts-mit-pres...
And thanks MIT for nicely editing the video.

Dries's MIT Video Thank you DrupalFocus

Susan MacPhee's picture

Thanks to bringing to our attention!!! I think the news of the video needs to be a new post.

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