Location

Workshop Location

The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop will be held at Carnegie Mellon University in the University Center.

There is free parking in a garage within walking distance of University Center. Nearby hotels also operate shuttles to and from University Center.

The CMU Campus is located in Oakland, a community within Pittsburgh's wonderful East End. There is no shortage of things to do, see, and eat in Oakland, and on the East End.

Where to Stay

Quality Inn University Center

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The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop organizers recommend the Quality Inn for attendees. They offer free parking and provide free shuttle runs to CMU during the day.

Phone 412-683-6100 (please use this number to ensure conference rates)
Rooms 10 Queens non smoking, 20 Two doubles w/fridge and microwave non smoking.
Rate $74.99 per night. Please mention that this is for the "CMU Perl Workshop" event when reserving your room. Discount cut off date is Monday, September 17, 2007.
Hampton Inn Pittsburgh, University Center/Oakland

http://www.pittsburghhamptoninn.com/home_pittsucoakland.php

We have secured additional space at the Pittsburgh Hampton Inn. The Hampton Inn also provides a free shuttle bus to CMU.

Phone 412-681-1000 (please use this number to ensure conference rates)
Rooms 10 King w/ pull out couch non smoking, 10 Two queens non smoking.
Rate $109.00 per night. $12 per day parking. Please mention that this is for the Pittsburgh Perl Mongers event when reserving your room. Discount cut-off date is September 12, 2007.

Other hotel resources

Where to Park

On the day of the event, free parking will be available in the East Campus Garage. The garage is located directly north of the football field and the University Center is located directly west of the football field.

Where to Eat

Breakfast, lunch, and beverages will be provided on the day of the workshop. Isn't that sweet?
Ali Baba
Middle Eastern Cheap ($5-8) Hummus, sleek 404 S. Craig Street (Google Map)
Spice Island Tea House
Thai/Burmese/Malaysian/Indonesian Average ($10-14) Tea, vegan entress 253 Atwood Street (Google Map)
Union Grill
American Cheap ($7-10) Anything with voodoo sauce 413 S. Craig Street (Google Map)
Star of India
Indian 412 S. Craig Street (Google Map)
Lu Lu Noodles
Chinese and Asian Soups Cheap ($5-8) Ramen Soup 400 S. Craig Street (Google Map)
Primanti Brothers
Sandwiches Cheap ($5-8) Pittsburgh classic with fries and slaw on the sandwich 3803 Forbes Avenue (Google Map)

What to Do

Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Ave (Google Map) Carnegie Museum of Art web site $10 general admission ($6 for students) "Offers a distinguished collection of contemporary art, works of American art from the late nineteenth century, French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, and European and American decorative arts from the late seventeenth century to the present."
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1 Schenley Park (Google Map) Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens web site $7.50 ($5.50 for students) "Newly expanded, Phipps features a Victorian-era Conservatory holding thousands of exotic plants and flowers. Numerous gardens surround the original 1893 glasshouse. The Welcome Center, opened in March 2005, offers a cafe for hungry visitors."

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