Great idea! Tips on how to get around, good local restaurants (if you
like Vietnamese, San Jose is the place), and other things to do when you
need a break... There is really a great deal just a short distance
away, but you have to know how to get there. It's possible there was
something like this last year, but I live in the area so I didn't look
I'm in full agreement that a conference is just that much better when it
includes a little variety, a chance to get away from the drab convention
hall, and a chance to socialize a little.
One thing I suggest is to attend the Quiz Show (Wed 8pm) or other "after
hours" activities. Great fun, and a good way to hook up with people for
dinner or drinks away from the center.
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Mike Wexler wrote:
> The area by the Santa Clara convention center is pretty dead, but you
> can take the light rail to downtown San Jose and there is a pretty
> lively nightlife there, lots of interesting restaurants, The Tech Museum
> and other things depending on you interests.
> Also there are lots more interesting places to eat than sizzler within
> in 5 minute drive of the convention center.
> Perhaps what is needed is either a nice cheatsheet of what to do and
> where to go?
> Or perhaps some of the locals could volunteer to be "ambassadors" and
> take people with similar interests to local activities, restaurants or
> points of interest.