The Fluid all-hands working meetings will take place November 20-22nd in Berkeley, California at the University of California, Berkeley. These meetings will be structured around the release of a final 0.6 Infusion. The meetings will take place in Dwinelle Hall on the Berkeley campus in room 370 (see the map below for directions).
Please visit the summit map add your favorite restaurants, sites to see, and get familiar with where we'll be staying and working. BART is easy:
From the Hotel at 12th St/Oakland City Center take the RICHMOND train to Downtown Berkeley. From Shattuck walk up Center where you will find the entrance to the Berkeley campus and a large campus map. (You will also be given a map if you are staying at the group hotel).
From Downtown Berkeley take either the FREMONT or MILBRAE train to 12th St/Oakland City Center.
Check the map to get a feel for the adventure. There will be paper maps in the Group Hotel with directions from Downtown Oakland to Downtown Berkeley and to Dwinelle. Please have a look at the map linked here that also has that information.
The Fluid team will be treated to dinner on Thursday, Oct. 20th. The team will have dinner at http://www.levendeeast.com/
The restaurant has requested that we all arrive a bit early to get dinner underway.
Bowling in the city Saturday night
We've reserved some bowling lanes at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in the city (summit map). The plan is to wrap a little early on Saturday and then head into the city for some fun together. We've got alleys reserved at 5:30 so we should plan to arrive around 5:00 - 5:15 to pick out and put on your favorite bowling shoes. It's easy to get to on BART and is near some great restaraunts for those that want to grab a bite to eat after their bowling workout. Dinner will be our own. Feel free to grab some folks and check out the amazing cuisine options in San Francisco. If you have a favorite you're hoping to try, reservations are recommended since it's Saturday in the city but there are plenty of places you can just walk into. Although there are many choices near Yerba Buena you might also want to trek out to the Mission for a burrito and margaritas or perhaps Italian in North Beach or perhaps fine dining is more your style. Open Table is a great place to check out options and make reservations.
Please let us know if you'll be joining the bowling extravaganza on the attendee list to make sure we've got the right number of alleys reserved.
Please add information about your goals and whether you will be attending dinner.
Please plan to fly into Berkeley on the 19th and then out on the 23rd. We will have all-day meetings on the 20th, 21st, and 22nd. Keep in mind that SFO and OAK will both get you to Berkeley, so when you're booking tickets, have a look at both airports to get the most competitive price. As usual, use discretion with spending when possible. If you have any questions about budget or about cost, please get in touch with Jess.
I have reserved a block of rooms at the Marriott in Downtown Oakland. The hotel is a short BART ride and then short walk to the Berkeley campus.
Please make your reservation before November 4th to receive the group rate ($129/night for Nov. 19 arrive - Nov. 23rd depart).
If you need slightly different dates, let them know and you should still receive the group discount.
To make the reservation, call 1.800.321.2211 and identify yourself as a member of the Fluid Project Group Booking. Your room is not guaranteed (nor is the rate) until you have made your own individual reservation and placed it on your own credit card.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Their website provides a very nice QuickPlanner that allows you to search for routes and schedules from station to station. The following station names may be helpful when using it:
Hotel: near "12th St. Oakland City Center" station
Campus: near "Downtown Berkeley" station
Other local transit
Need to know how to get from point A to point B when it's not on BART. 511.org is a good place to start.