FOSS4G 2011 Travel Hints
This page is to collect various hints for people traveling to Denver for FOSS4G 2011.
Please do not hesitate to add your own hints and info
Cell Phone Roaming
Prepaid SIM Cards
For those with unlocked cell phones looking for a prepaid SIM card:
- AT&T has a few very interesting options, either 2$/day for unlimited voice and text, or 0.10$/minute. See http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/cell-phone-plans/pyg-cell-phone-plans.jsp
- Regular roaming charges for Bell customers roaming in US are 1.45$+tax per minute
- No affordable option. Turn data off! ;-)
Any hints for good deals?
Traveling around the city
- The conference website has some great info on this topic:
Denver B-Cycle has 24-hour passes available for $6 at a B-Cycle station or you can register online. (If you're spending some extra time in Denver, 7-day passes are $20.) The system has 51 stations and 510 bikes. There are stations within a block or so of the Sheraton (Glenarm Place & 15th St. and Broadway & E. 16th Ave.).
Once you get the pass, there are no further charges for rides of 30 minutes or less. Hop station to station for longer rides. Zoom in just a bit at Jason Sanford's beautiful FOSS4G map to see bike station locations.
Get a B-Cycle app (free) for either iPhone or Android. It tells you in realtime how many bikes are available at a station and how many open docks.
There is a station at Denver Union Station on Wynkoop St. near the Wynkoop Brewery. You could bike your way over and back to the opening night social event.
BYOH - Bring your own helmet. Denver does not require helmets when you ride a bike and B-Cycle doesn't provide them but does recommend that you wear one.