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Re: straw poll: git merge conference location




On Thu, 14 Mar 2019, Konstantin Ryabitsev wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Mar 2019 at 16:56, Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >   - preferences between Canada and US?
>
> If you're looking at Canada, East coast is generally more affordable
> than West Coast in terms of venues and accommodation. The three main
> tech hubs in the East are Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.
>
> Toronto pros: nice city, lots of tech presence, direct travel from
> most international airports Toronto cons: only marginally less
> expensive than Vancouver
>
> Montreal pros: nice city, lots of tech presence, quite affordable
> for venues and accommodations Montreal cons: many international
> travel destinations require stopovers
>
> Halifax pros: very nice city next to the ocean, a vibrant (if small)
> tech presence, very affordable Halifax cons: most international
> travel requires stopovers, inclement weather if unlucky
>
> Honourable mentions: Quebec City (if you want to be in North
> America, but feel like you're still in Europe :), Ottawa (if you
> like museums and large historical government buildings)

  from a purely selfish perspective, i'd pick ottawa ... once you're
downtown, it's all walking -- parliament, sparks street, byward
market. as for tech hubs, kanata is just outside of ottawa, and that's
some pretty serious tech hub.

rday