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=== During Conference ===
=== During Conference ===
* [[User:Anarchivist|anarchivist]] is always up for live music. Potential venues include:
** [http://www.as220.org/ AS220] - 115 Empire Street
*** [http://www.myspace.com/witchofficial Earthless] and [http://www.myspace.com/witchofficial Witch] is playing February 22, Sunday night before the conference
**** [[User:Anarchivist|anarchivist]] is interested in this, and probably robcaSSon and gsf
** [http://www.lupos.com/ Lupos] - 79 Washington Street
*** Tokyo Police Club is playing February 24, Tuesday night of the conference
**** [[User:fak3r|fak3r]] is interested in going to this ([http://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/onlineSale?action=selectPerformance&searchType=venue&displayType=list&cobrand=lupos&performance_id=889136 tickets])
* [http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/travel/03hours.html "36 Hours in Providence, R.I."] piece in the New York Times TRAVEL section from August, 2008.
* [http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/travel/03hours.html "36 Hours in Providence, R.I."] piece in the New York Times TRAVEL section from August, 2008.

Revision as of 18:08, 20 February 2009

Find roommates for Code4Lib 2009, someone to share rides with or alternate housing options. For those looking for activity information and who else is interested, see the Conference Buzz page.



  • Jonathan Brinley (jbrinley) is looking for a roommate. No-smoking, snoring optional (yes, I snore). I'm often in #code4lib, also easy to find on the Internet.
  • Ray Schwartz - Looking to be a roomate. Arriving by Train on the 22nd and leaving on the 26th. schwartzr2 @ wpunj.edu or 201-424-4491.
  • Derek Merleaux - looking to be a roomate - just for the night of Wed. 2/25 derek.merleaux @ yale.edu or 203-432-7382
  • Matt Connolly is looking for a roommate Monday 2/23 - Thursday 2/26. I can be reached via email at mjc12 at cornell dot edu.


  • Emily Lynema (ejlynema) looking for a roommate. Room is booked for check-in on 2/23, check-out on 2/26. Catch me on-channel with my nick or email me.
    • tentatively rooming with Becky Yoose as of 12/22/08
  • Emily Molanphy -- booked a room from 2/23 (I'll be arriving late--11pm?--but you can check in before me) to 2/26. emily dot molanphy at med.nyu.edu
  • Jason Casden -- One night on 2/22 in the conference hotel at the conference rate ($135+tax) for anyone attending a pre-conference. email me.



  • I (anarchivist) am going to be taking Amtrak up to Providence, but I'll be going to drupal4libcamp in Darien, CT on the Friday following code4lib. I'd like to go down that morning (allowing me to spend another night in Providence). Is anyone else going, and if so, would anyone be up for sharing a one-way car rental or at least be up for the ridiculously early train ride? I'm in #code4lib, and also otherwise easily contactable online.
  • I (Cary Gordon) am also going to Darien, but I have reservations in Stamford on the 26th. I am definitely either in search of a ride on the 26th or up for sharing a car.
  • I (Kevin Clarke) was wondering if folks are arriving at the airport after 10pm on the 22nd. If so, wondering about sharing a cab over to the hotel since the buses and shuttles aren't running that late.
  • Anyone driving to Providence from NY or CT on Tuesday morning (24th) I (Derek Merleaux) am looking for a ride from New Haven - email me derek.merleaux AT yale.edu
  • Anyone cabbing/driving to Providence airport 2-26, I (kgs) want to pick up a rental car there and would appreciate the ride.


  • I'll [royt] likely be flying into Boston on Sunday, Feb. 22 around 5pm and driving down to Providence from there. Anyone arriving at Logan around then going to the conference can get a free ride. Let me know if you're interested. Also, I'll be returning at the end of the conference if you want a ride back.
  • UVA will have a van going from Charlottesville. We'll have at least four people, but could fit a few more especially if you chipped in for the van rental and / or gas. Anyone from Richmond, Washington D.C., Baltimore, or Philadelphia interested? If so, email Bess at bess [at] virginia [dot] edu
  • I (abarrera) will be driving to Providence from Princeton on the 22nd, then to Stamford on the 26th for drupal4lib, before returning to the Princeton area. Contact me if you would like to tag along on some stretch.
  • I (kgs) will be driving to Provincetown the afternoon of Feb 26 for a haircut and walkabout. If you would like to tag along, holler.
  • I (kgs) will likely keep the rental car and use it to get to the airport 2-27. Holler if you want a ride and your name isn't Mike. ;)

Alternate Housing

As of January 12 the code4lib group block at the Renaissance Providence is sold out. Rooms are still available but the rate is $219 per night. There may be some attrition over time so it may be worth calling the hotel to see if a room at the group rate ($135) has become available. -- 888 236-2427, 401-919-5000

Some nearby hotels (all in walking distance of the Renaissance) are below. Check for AAA or government rates if applicable.

  • Courtyard Providence:

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pvddt-courtyard-providence-downtown/ 1-800-321-2211, 1-401-272-1191

  • Hilton Providence:

http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/PVDPRHF-Hilton-Providence-Rhode-Island/index.do 1-800-HILTONS, 1-401-831-3900

  • Westin Providence:

http://www.westinprovidence.com/ 800- WESTIN-1, (401) 598-8000

  • Hotel Providence

http://www.hotelprovidence.com/ 800-861-8990, 401-861-8000

  • Providence Biltmore

http://www.providencebiltmore.com/ 800-294-7709

  • Airbed & Breakfast let's you couchsurf or rent a private bedroom with a local who has been reviewed. There are listings for as cheap as $35.


PDF of recommendations from Miami Univeristy of Ohio

see also the Google Map for the conference


Before Conference

During Conference

  • David Cloutman wouldn't mind getting a few hours in at the local rock climbing gym one evening during the conference. Looking for interested attendees. Would probably involve a cab ride. "Rhode Island Rock Gym"

After Conference

  • Drupal4lib Friday February 27, 2009 from 9 am to 4 pm at Darien Public Library in Darien, CT