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September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY

What you need to know about Strata

Before the conference | Checking in | During the conference | After the conference

Before the conference

Training and tutorial preparation

Some training courses and tutorials require software downloads, installations, hardware, and/or other "homework." Please review the instructions for each training or tutorial you're registered to attend and take action on the requirements before you arrive.

O'Reilly Events App

Want Strata info to go? Download the O'Reilly Events App packed with schedules and other essential data. If you need assistance with the app, please visit the Customer Service desk in Registration or send a message to @strataconf.

Attendee Directory

Visit the Attendee Directory to see who else will be at Strata, contact other attendees, start topical group conversations, post job openings, take session notes, and more. Check out some tips for getting the most from the Directory. You must be registered for the event and have opted-in to the Directory to use it.

Create your Personal Schedule

Mark the presentations and events you want to attend by clicking on the calendar icon next to each listing then click on the "Personal Schedule" link in the Schedule View page to view your custom schedule. Please note:

  • Adding a training or tutorial to your personal schedule does not update the training or tutorials you are officially registered for. To see what you've registered for, check the Registration Selections section of your Account Dashboard. If you'd like to change your selection, you may do so in the Dashboard or by contacting confreg@oreilly.com.
  • The Personal Schedule on the conference website and My Agenda in the mobile Events app don't sync yet.

Changing your tutorial or training selections

If you're registered for a training or tutorials and would like to change your selection, visit your Account Dashboard and click the "Change your registration selections" link in the Registration Selections section. To upgrade your pass or make other changes to your registration, please email confreg@oreilly.com.

Questions and comments for speakers

Have a question or comment for a speaker before or during the conference? Post them in the "Add New Comment" field found at the bottom of any session detail page. Please keep in mind that your comments will be public.

Follow @strataconf and #StrataData for conference news and updates.

Getting to the conference and checking in

Conference Location

Javits Center
655 W 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Directions and parking

Registration/Customer Service location and hours

Located at Crystal Palace, make Registration your first stop to check in and pick up your badge. Please have a Photo ID ready when checking in.

  • Tuesday 9/11: 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9/12: 7:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday 9/13: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Use your QR code for check-in

You'll receive your "Strata Check-in Code" email about a week before the event. This message contains your check-in QR code that you can scan to check in at the conference, either from your smartphone or a printout.

Speaker check-in and lounge information

If you're speaking at the conference, please go directly to the Speaker Lounge, located in 1E 04 of the Javit Center, to check in and pick up your badge.

  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Shuttle Service

Shuttle service is available during the dates and times below between the Midtown Hilton, Marriott Marquis and the Javits Center.

  • Marriott Marquis pick-up and drop off: 45th Street entrance
  • Hilton Midtown pick-up and drop off: 54th St. entrance

Tuesday, September 11 6:45am – 7:30pm
Wednesday, September 12 6:45am – 7:30pm
Thursday, September 13 7:00am – 6:00pm

During peak hours (each morning until 10:30am and 4:30pm – 6:30pm) shuttles will run approximately every 15 minutes. During off-peak hours (10:30am – 4:30pm and after 6:30pm) shuttles will run approximately every 30 minutes.

During the conference

Wireless network information

Wireless connectivity will be available throughout the conference area.

  • SSID: StrataData
  • Password: strata18

Keep in mind that you're sharing the network with your fellow conference attendees, so please refrain from downloading large files while on the conference network. If you need assistance getting online, please visit the Customer Service desk in Registration or send a message to @strataconf.

 •  Networking events

Activate your free O'Reilly online learning platform membership

Your conference pass includes a free 90-day membership to O'Reilly's online learning platform. You'll have on-demand access to live training courses, in-depth learning paths, interactive coding environments, and a vast collection of books and video (including the recordings from this conference and other O'Reilly events)—all from the smartest, most innovative experts in tech and business. Stop by the O'Reilly booth to activate your membership.

 •  Expo Hall information

Rate presentations and leave feedback

Your feedback is very important to us! Click on the set of stars and/or leave public comments on any session detail page on the website. You can also rate presentations using the evaluation button in the Events App.

Code of Conduct and reporting information

All participants must follow our Code of Conduct, the core of which is this: the conference should be a safe and productive environment for everyone. We invite you to help us make Strata a place that is welcoming and respectful to all participants. Read more.

To report a Code of Conduct violation or for more information, please:

  • visit the Customer Service desk in the Conference Registration area
  • or call 617-499-7500
  • or email conduct@oreilly.com
  • Fill out this form (your name and contact information are not required)

Questions / feedback for conference organizers

Speaker slides

Presentation slides will be posted as speakers share them. Keep in mind not all speakers will share their presentations.

Photography & video information

Our goal is to capture the excitement of our conferences, and you may see photographers or videographers (including ones we've hired) documenting this event. Photos or videos taken by or on behalf of O'Reilly may be posted on one or more of our sites or used in future marketing materials and publications. We also encourage attendees to share their conference experiences through social media. It's possible that you would appear in some of these shots. We invite you to speak directly with any photographer if you have concerns about their activities. Please note that audio and video recording or broadcasting of presentations (keynotes, sessions, tutorials, workshops, and training courses) by attendees is not permitted.

Nursing Room

If you need a private, nearby space for pumping or breastfeeding while you're onsite at the conference, please visit the First Aid office, located adjacent to Special Events Hall 1D.

All gender restroom

An all gender restroom is located on level 1, outside of Hall 1A. Everyone is welcome to use this restroom regardless of gender identity or expression.

Lost & found

Misplace a personal item while at the conference? Stop by the Customer Service desk at Registration to see if it's been found. You can also drop off any found items there.

RFID-enabled badges

Your conference badge contains a passive RFID chip. No personal information is stored in the RFID badge, only an ID number. For more details or to opt out, visit the Customer Service desk at Registration after you pick up your badge. Read more.

Take care of yourself!

  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Take breaks if you need to
  • Stay hydrated - water stations are available throughout the conference
  • Get some sleep
  • Don't forget your chargers, business cards, favorite note-taking tools

Observing Rosh Hashana?

High Holy Days services will take place in the Special Events Hall in 1D.

Local recommendations

Looking for a good restaurant? Need to buy a gadget? Check out the following guide to businesses and attractions near the conference.

After the conference

Video Recordings

All of the conference keynotes, tutorials, and sessions are being recorded (pending speaker consent). This video compilation will be available for viewing in Safari about three weeks after the conference ends. Please note: If you have a Platinum or Gold pass, the video compilation will automatically be added to your O'Reilly Account.

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