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GalleryCon2009: Santa Fe

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

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.


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

Who can and can't go when (M: maybe, Y: yes, N: no)
Who Companions Sharing a Room? 30 July - 2 Aug 6-9 Aug 13-16 Aug 20-23 Aug 27-30 Aug Notes
bharat +  ? N Y N Y Y In NY all of July. Jen's brother is getting married on the 16th, so that leaves the 6-9th of Aug as the only real option for me (of these dates).
ckdake +  ? N N N Y Y Summer of mountain bike racing = no time to spare :( If I fly home Saturday evening, 6-9 Aug is the only N weekend.
floridave +?  ? Y Y Y Y Y Later dates are still OK with me as well.
fryfrog +  ? - - - - - Won't attend
h0bbel +  ? - - - - - Won't attend
jhilden +1  ? Y Y - - - My girlfriend and I will be on a road trip along the west coast, so we should be able to arrange a stop in Santa Fe on the way there or back.
schultmc +  ? N M M - - -
talmdal +1  ? N M Y Y Y The 27th is preferred
thumb +1  ? Y Y Y Y Y -
valiant Y N Y Y Y Y -
nivekiam  ? N N N N M I'll confirm if I'm able to attend by July 4th

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 Accomodations

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

Hotel Santa Fe

1501 Paseo de Peralta, 505-982-1200

Guest rooms: $159 to $189/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 away from the Plaza)

Potential Conference Locations

I've heard back from the Santa Fe Complex, La Fonda, and Hotel Santa Fe and have viewed conference facilities for each. My recommendation is La Fonda, based on price, proximity to tourist attractions for SOs, and quality of the meeting room.


This is tentative as of June 29th.

Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm - Project discussion, budget review, community, project web site 2:00pm - 6:00pm - Code sprint begins

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

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

Sunday Possible continuation of sprint, depending on remaining participant interest.