OSCON 2009 Hotel & Travel Information

Hotel Information | Getting There | Room Sharing | International Attendees

Conference Location

San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 West San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA 95113

OSCON 2009 will be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Tutorials and sessions will be held in various rooms and the Exhibit Hall will be held in Exhibit Hall 1 at the center.

Conveniently located to Highways 101 and 280, the San Jose McEnery Convention Center is convenient to the Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area. The San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland International Airports are located within minimal driving distance.

Hotel Information

O'Reilly Media has secured conference group rates at the San Jose Marriott and the Hilton San Jose. Both hotels are connected to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

San Jose Marriott
301 South Market Street
San Jose, California 95113 USA
Phone: 1-408-280-1300

The San Jose Marriott is directly connected to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Conveniently located in the heart of Silicon Valley, downtown San Jose and 3 miles from San Jose International Airport, this world-class hotel's long list of amenities also includes easy access to the Bay Area's three major airports, San Jose's famous climate, an abundance of area attractions, and our celebrity chef's signature restaurant, Arcadia.

Guest Room Rate: $189.00 for single or double occupancy plus 10.07% Occupancy Tax, and $2.00 HBID Assessment Tax.

To Make a Reservation: To receive the conference room rate, please identify yourself as "O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2009" when calling the hotel's reservation number: 1-800-266-9432. The cut-off date for the group rate is June 18, 2009. Reservations received after June 18, 2009 (or after the room block sells out, whichever comes first) will be honored on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate of the hotel. Please provide 72 hours' notice when canceling your reservations to avoid deposit forfeiture or penalties. Make your reservation today.

Parking

  • Valet parking, fee: 25 USD daily
Hilton San Jose
300 Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, California
Tel: 1-408-287-2100 or 1-800-HILTONS

The Hilton San Jose hotel is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, connected to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and only three miles from the Mineta San Jose International Airport. The Hilton San Jose is in the heart of a bustling city flourishing with industry, culture, and beauty, rich with history and a vibrant night life. The Hilton San Jose hotel is within easy walking distance of the San Jose Museum of Art, the HP Pavilion - home of the San Jose Sharks, and myriad restaurants, theatres, and shops.

The hotel features the signature 'Sweet Dreams' bed, well appointed accommodations, two line phones and data port, and generous amenities.The hotel also offers state-of-the-art technology and communications, fitness center,and secure parking.

Guest Room Rate: $189.00 for single or double occupancy plus 10.07% Occupancy Tax, and $2.00 HBID Assessment Tax.

To Make a Reservation: To receive the conference room rate, please identify yourself as "O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2009" when calling the hotel's reservation number: 1-800-HILTONS, additionally reservation can be made online. The cut-off date for the group rate is June 18, 2009. Reservations received after June 18, 2009 (or after the room block sells out, whichever comes first) will be honored on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate of the hotel. Please provide 72 hours' notice when canceling your reservations to avoid deposit forfeiture or penalties.

Parking:

  • Self Parking: 19.00 USD
    In & Out Privileges
  • Valet Parking: 24.00 USD
    In & Out Privileges

Getting There

Airport Information

Norman Y. Mineta International Airport is located three miles (5km) from the hotel.

Airport Shuttle

  • The San Jose Marriott and the Hilton San Jose do not provide complimentary shuttle service.
  • VTA Airport Flyer makes frequent stops between San Jose International Airport and the Metro Station Light Rail Stop (North 1st Street and Metro Drive). For more information call the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) at (408) 321- 2300 or visit their website.

Public Transportation

The McEnery Convention Center is directly accessible via VTA's Convention Center Light Rail Station. Fares are $1.75 per trip, and a light-rail ticket (purchased before boarding) is good for two hours on the entire light-rail system. Day passes covering all of VTA's systems are $5.00.

Taxi Service

Taxis to and from Norman Y. Mineta International Airport cost approximately $20 to $25 USD.

Room Sharing

If you are looking to save money on your housing costs, you may wish to room-share. The OSCON wiki contains a Room Sharing page where you can post information about yourself along with the type of room sharing situation with which you are most comfortable. If not comfortable with posting your info, simply peruse the listing of others looking for room sharing situations who you can contact.

International Attendees

Please visit unitedstatesvisas.gov for important information about international travel to the United States.

Travel Assistance

Vivian V. Russel Travel Services

The official O'Reilly conference travel planner offers one-stop shopping for your air travel and other travel needs in connection with your attendance at OSCON.

Vivian V. Russell Travel Services
1967 Evelyn Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Email: vivianv@sonic.net
Phone: (707) 525-0550, Fax: (707) 525-0560
Web site: www.vivtravel.com

Rental Cars

Hertz

Should you choose to make travel arrangements independently, you may go to the "Hertz Interactive Reservation System" to receive the special O'Reilly discount on rental cars for the conference. Or call Hertz Reservations at 1-800-654-3131 and mention code #01XY0032.

United Airline Discount

United

Purchase your ticket online at www.united.com and receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable fares. After you link to www.united.com, enter your origin and destination, travel dates. Click on more search options and enter your promotion code number 564MN; then we will display the available flights. There are no fees for booking on line at www.united.com when you use the special promotion code. Code is case sensitive so please use capital letters. To check schedules and to take advantage of this offer, please visit, www.united.com.

O'Reilly Media, Inc. assumes no responsibility or liability for the facilities or services provided by the vendors and suppliers. Anyone attending this conference releases O'Reilly from any and all claims that may arise out of attending at this convention.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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