Montreal Code Sprint 2011 - Possible Venues

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This page describes possible venues to choose from for the Montreal Code Sprint 2011

Option 1 - CMM Option 2 - UQAM
Host/Location Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM)

1002, Sherbrooke West, suite 2400, Montreal QC

Geography Department of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

"Pavillon Hubert-Aquin (A)" 400, Sainte-Catherine East, Montreal QC

Notes
  • Only available on week days (office hours). Weekend sprint not possible at this location.
  • There is a tiny possibility that access to the larger conference room may be requested at the last minute by city management (e.g. the mayor) in case they need it for a last minute meeting. In this case we would be temporarily relocated for that day (just that day, not all 4 days) to other smaller rooms. This is a city owned conference room so we need to leave them priority but the chances of something like this happening are very low (~1% probability).
  • Only available around the mid-term break and weekends. i.e. week of Feb 28 - March 4th
  • It is preferable to not start the sprint on a Saturday/Sunday in case of logistic problems during our setup (accessibility, power, internet, etc.) since the university's support staff is mostly available during the week
Possible dates Note that a WhereCamp is planned (update: but not confirmed yet) for the afternoon of the day preceding the code sprint, followed by a "5 à 7" (icebreaker).
  • Tue Feb 8 - Fri Feb 11, 2011 (week)
  • Tue Mar 1 - Fri Mar 4, 2011 (week)
  • Tue Mar 15 - Fri Mar 18, 2011 (week)
  • Tue Mar 22 - Fri Mar 25, 2011 (week)
  • Tue Mar 1 - Fri Mar 4, 2011 (week)
  • Thu Mar 3 - Sun Mar 6, 2011 (weekend)
Internet Private subnet with all ports open on their 100Mbits network.

(A number of RJ-45 jacks are available, we need to bring our own switches and WiFi router(s) to distribute network access)

Guest WiFi access on the University's network with the following ports open for outgoing connections:
HTTP: 80, 8080-8089
HTTPS: 443
SSH:  22
FTP:  20, 21
SMTP: 25, 465
POP3: 110, 995
IMAP: 143, 220, 993
IRC: 194, 6660-6669
CVS: 2401
SVN: 3690
GIT: 9418

(Note: There is a 100$ charge for the setup of the Guest access for our group)

Room info
  • 2 large adjacent conference rooms located on 24th floor of a tower with great view of the city (see pictures)
  • Possibility to remove the wall between the two rooms to make a single larger room
  • RJ-45 and power plugs in the floor
  • Larger room: 14 tables for two = 28 person capacity
  • Smaller room: 6 tables for two = 12 person capacity
  • Possibility to rearrange the tables to fit our needs (e.g. make tables/teams of 6-8 people for instance)
  • Projector in each room
  • White boards on the wall between the two rooms (become unavailable if we remove the wall)
  • Classroom with 40 people capacity on 4th floor of "Pavillon Hubert Aquin" (no windows, see pictures)
  • Power cords hanging from the ceiling
  • ~20 tables for two
  • Possibility to rearrange the tables to fit our needs (e.g. make tables/teams of 6-8 people for instance)
  • Projector
  • White board
Hotels
  • Hotel Cantlie Suites, located 1-2 blocks away: Group rate starting at 99$/night + taxes
  • Could look for other options if needed
  • Lord Berri, located across the street: Group rate for Executive rooms (freshly renovated) at 89$/night + taxes for single or double occupancy (Add 10$ to include breakfast)
  • Could look for other options if needed
Pictures Option 1 - CMM Option 2 - UQAM
  • View of the city from the smaller room (24th floor)
Cmm vue2 petite salle.jpg
  • Larger room
Cmm grande salle arr.jpg
  • Smaller room
Cmm petite salle.jpg
  • View of the room (1)
Uqam room 1.jpg
  • View of the room (2)
Uqam room 2.jpg