Workshop Nov 2011 - travel

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Hotel ideas

The workshop will be at Cisco Building O which is at the following address:

[https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=10+West+Tasman+Drive,+milpitas,+ca&aq=t&sll=36.970856,-122.020993&sspn=0.008315,0.016437&vpsrc=0&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=10+W+Tasman+Dr,+San+Jose,+California+95134&t=h&z=16 10 East Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA]

See the campus map here: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac156/downloads/sjcCampus1108.pdf

The location description is here: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac156/sanjose.html

Primary/group hotel

We have reserved a block of rooms for this event.

To ensure guaranteed room availability, you must book by Monday 17 October.

Booking details for the Crowne Plaza:

  1. Use https://resweb.passkey.com/go/Redhat2011 to book your room online, or
  2. Call 1-888-233-9527 with the group name “Red Hat oVirt Kickoff Workshop” - you must use that telephone number when booking, not the main hotel numbers.

Location:

777 BELLEW DRIVE 
MILPITAS ,  CALIFORNIA   
95035 United States
Hotel Front Desk: 001-408-321-9500 
Hotel Fax: 001-408-321-9599 

Directions from Crowne Plaza to Building O: http://g.co/maps/83vqw

Other recommendations

There is a Mariott Courtyard 9 miles from the Crowne Plaza that has a AAA rate of $142 a night and the Internet is free. The standard rate is around $149/night.

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sjcfe-courtyard-fremont-silicon-valley

Courtyard Fremont Silicon Valley
47000 Lakeview Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94538
1 510-656-1800

Directions from Mariott Courtyard Fremont to Building O: http://g.co/maps/6e2n3

There is a Hilton that is a few minutes up the light rail from the Cisco campus:

Hilton Santa Clara
4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, California, USA 95054
Tel: 1+(408) 330-0001 Fax: 1+(408) 562-6736 

Other

Transit

Public transit

The Cisco campus is on the Silicon Valley light rail system. This is a convenient way to get from the Crowne Plaza to Cisco Building 0.

From Crowne Plaza to Building O:

  1. Walk to the Light Rail (I-880/Milpitas) - about 10 minutes.
  2. Take Light Rail to First Street and Tasman.
  3. Walk across the First Street to Building 0.

One way ticket is about $2.00. The trains runs about every 15 minutes.

http://www.vta.org/schedules/SC_901.html

Car rentals

Airports

The Crowne Plaza runs a hotel shuttle only for SJC. How to use:

  1. After you have your baggage all in hand, call 001-408-321-9500.
  2. Talk to the front desk, tell them you are a guest, and need a pick-up. You’ll need to know the terminal you are in.
  3. The hotel will dispatch a driver with an estimated time of arrival (ETA.)

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

  • Distance: 4.7 MI/7.56 KM NORTH EAST to Hotel
  • Complimentary Shuttle Available
  • Taxi Charge (one way): $ 25.00 USD
    • Time by Taxi: 15 minutes
  • Directions:
    1. CA-87 N towards US-101/Skyport Dr
    2. Exit #9A/N. 1st St to Guadalupe Pkwy
    3. Continue on Charcot Ave
    4. LEFT on N. 1st St -RIGHT on E. Trimble Rd
    5. LEFT on Zanker Rd
    6. Take ramp onto CA-237 E
    7. Exit McCarthy Blvd, turn RIGHT
    8. LEFT on Bellew Dr.; hotel on the LEFT

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Communications

  • WiFi (fill-in if you know)

Contacts / Emergency phone numbers

    * TBD

Expected weather

Other things to do

If you have extra time, here are a few interesting things within the area:

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