LLVM Social in Austin - Nov. 15?

Hello again,

Because the LLVM in HPC workshop will be in Austin on Nov. 15th (http://llvm-hpc2-workshop.github.io/), we'll have an anomalously-high density of LLVM developers in Austin that day. I think it would be a great evening to have an LLVM social!

I'm not familair with the Austin area, but I've cc'd some folks who are (or at least were) in Austin, so hopefully we can get some local advice. Please let me know if you'd be interested in attending and/or can provide location suggestions.

-Hal

Hal, I absolutely second the motion. I suggest we take a straw poll for:
1) music
2) food
3) adult beverages
4) all of the above
5) why am i here?

…the choices on where to go will become a bit more clear depending upon the general consensus for entertainment.

+2 cents

—john

From: "John Leidel (jleidel)" <jleidel@micron.com>
To: "Hal Finkel" <hfinkel@anl.gov>
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Hal, I absolutely second the motion. I suggest we take a straw poll
for:
1) music
2) food
3) adult beverages
4) all of the above
5) why am i here?

…the choices on where to go will become a bit more clear depending
upon the general consensus for entertainment.

Great :slight_smile: -- Let me express a preference that, whatever the venue, it not be too loud such that we can still reasonably chat.

-Hal

Hi everyone,

There seems to be a good level of interest in this; so we should settle on a time and location. It has been pointed out that previous socials were held at http://bbrovers.com/ - we seem to have a preference for the availability of alcoholic beverages, and otherwise no strong opinions have been expressed.

Logistically, we should pick someplace likely to have flexibility regarding attendance (we have a handful or two of confirmed attendees plus some unknown number of others -- some fraction of whom are from out of town). BB Rovers seems to be 18 minutes by car from the convention center, so that could work if we can arrange rides and/or taxis are reasonable.

Ideas?

Thanks again,
Hal

It would be much more convenient for those of us who are in town for SC and staying downtown if we could find somewhere in walking range. (Which in my mind is 1 to 3/2 of a mile; others may have different criteria, but I find a 30 min walk refreshing after taking beer :-).

Especially if (as I am) we're double-booked, so would like to drop in and out...

-- Jim

James Cownie <james.h.cownie@intel.com>
SSG/DPD/TCAR (Technical Computing, Analyzers and Runtimes)
Tel: +44 117 9071438

Hi,

It would be much more convenient for those of us who are in town for SC and staying downtown if we could find somewhere in walking range. (Which in my mind is 1 to 3/2 of a mile; others may have different criteria, but I find a 30 min walk refreshing after taking beer :-).

Agreed.
I think bbrovers is way too far from the conference: the only reason we did
the LLVM socials there in the past is that it is close by Qualcomm's offices.

What I would recommend is that we choose a bar from the Rainey street
a 5 minute walk from the conference: Google Maps
In my opinion it is a quieter place than 6th street,
that will allow us to hear each other when talking about LLVM :wink:

Sebastian

A colleague recommended the Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

just behind the conference center.

Sebastian

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A colleague recommended the Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
Google Maps
just behind the conference center.

The place has good reviews, my one concern is that a few hundred people will all be finished with workshops at 5:30 PM at the Hilton around the corner, and will a place so close to the convention center be too crowded for a reasonable social (unless we're able to reserve a private room)? Thoughts?

-Hal

Hi again,

Both Tobias and Viet have Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden (79 Rainey St - http://www.bangersaustin.com/). They have lots of outdoor seating (and indoor seating too). Rainey St is 0.3 miles from the convention center.

Viet also supplied this list of recommendations in case we want more choices: Roaring Fork (American), Sway (Thai), Green Mesquite BBQ, Carmelo's (Italian), Clay Pit (Indian)

Preferences between 6, 6:30 or 7pm as the starting time?

-Hal

Did this ever get settled?