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GalleryCon2009: Santa Fe

This year's GalleryCon will be held August 27-30 in Santa Fe, NM at La Fonda on the Plaza. The conference will be a dedicated code sprint to the finish to put the finishing touches on the latest version, Gallery 3.


This is tentative as of June 29th.


9:00am - 1:00pm - Project discussion, budget review, community, project web site

2:00pm - 6:00pm - Code sprint begins


9:00am - 6:00pm - Code Sprint


10:00am - 5:00pm - Code Sprint


Possible continuation of sprint, depending on remaining participant interest.

About Santa Fe, NM

Settled in 1515 and made a capital in 1610, Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the United States. The town sits at an elevation of 7200 feet above sea level at the foot of the southern tip of the Sangre de Christo mountain range. Known for it's Native American and Spanish history, the area offers many unique cultural and historical museums and landmarks. Many points of interest are within walking distance of Santa Fe's historic plaza.

Temperatures in August range from mid 80s to low 90s (f) with a very low humidity level. The air cools quickly in the evenings.

Airline and Albuquerque Int'l Sunport Information

Although commercial carrier service to Santa Fe recently resumed, you'll likely find that flying to Albuquerque and arranging ground transport to Santa Fe much more economical. The Albuquerque Int'l Sunport is serviced by most major airlines, including American, Delta, Continental, Northwest, Southwest, and US Airways.

Ground Transport Between Albuquerque and Santa Fe

Rental cars, shuttles, and the NM Rail Runner Express are all available to move you between The Duke City (ABQ) and The City Different (SF). Several hotels are within walking distance of the NM Rail Runner's downtown Santa Fe stop and airport shuttles will deliver you directly to most major hotels.

Sandia Shuttle Express Telephone: (505) 242-0302 or (888) 775-5696 (toll free) Shuttle between Albuquerque International Sunport and Santa Fe.

Roadrunner Shuttle Services Telephone: (505) 424-3367 Door to door service from ABQ to points & places in Santa Fe.

NM Rail Runner Express

Lodging and Accommodations

The following list are recommended places to stay while in Santa Fe. The closer the hotel is to the Plaza, or downtown the higher the rate. Santa Fe has an abundance of hotels. Feel free to find your own through these quick hotel search results.

La Fonda Hotel 100 E. San Francisco Street, 505-982-5511, Guest rooms: $149/night

Guadalupe Inn 604 Agua Fria Street, 505-989-7422, Guest rooms: $145 to $170/night

Sage Inn 725 Cerrillos Road, 505-629-0582, Guest rooms: $110 to $115/night

Santa Fe Suites 3007 St. Francis, 505-989-3600, Guest rooms: $69 and up/night, About 20 minutes from the Plaza

Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta, 505-982-1200, Guest rooms: $159 to $189/night

Core Team Participants

The proposed schedule begins Thursday morning and will run through Saturday afternoon.

Who Companions Share Room? Reservation/Where Arrival/Departure Notes
bharat +?  ? La Fonda 8/26 arrive ABQ 7:15 PM. 8/30 leave ABQ 8:02 PM room booked, currently not sharing.
ckdake +0 Y La Fonda Land at ABQ at 9:00pm 2009.08.22, leave ABQ at 1:10pm on 2009.08.30 I booked a room, sharing with valiant
floridave +0 Y La Fonda Arrive:01:12 PM, Aug 26 ABQ, Depart:05:25 PM, Aug 30 ABQ bunking with nivekiam, who has booked the room ( so I have been told )
jhilden +1 - Aug 26-30 (La Fonda) Arrive by car Aug 26, leave very early on Aug 30 Looking forward to it.
Julia +1 - La Fonda Arrive ABQ on 8/25 at 12:25pm; Depart ABQ on 8/28 at 1:10pm I'm only able to be there through Friday afternoon, but am really looking forward to it!
nivekiam +0 Y La Fonda Land in ABQ @ 1:12pm 2009-08-26, Depart ABQ @ 6:50pm 2009-08-30 Will share a room with a non-smoker
talmdal +1 N La Fonda Arrive by car Aug 26, Depart Aug 30th am -
thumb +1 N Home n/a -
valiant +0 Y La Fonda Land at ABQ at 7:15pm 2009-08-26, leave ABQ at 8:02pm on 2009.08.30 sharing room with ckdake that he booked
schultmc +?  ? - - I most likely need to miss out this year - I'll be available via phone if you want to talk about budget stuff with me