Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Where is the conference being held? American Airlines Training & Conference Center, Fort Worth, Texas
Which hotel rooms are available for this conference? There are many options, including some at the conference venue.
- There isn't a reserved block of rooms for CITCON at the Conference Center, but as of March 26, 2007 there over 100 rooms available for Friday night.
- To reserve a room at the Conference Center contact them at 1 800 777 6464 and mention that you are staying there as part of CITCON. CITCON has a contract rate of $109.00/night.
- Since the Conference Center is very close to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport, many other hotel options exist. Use any travel site (e.g. hotels.com) to find other options.
How many people may attend the conference? Up to 100
- Space is limited to the first 100 registrants, so register early to secure your spot!
Why not follow the same format as most conferences and schedule presenters? Simplicity and value.
- Using the openspaces approach to organizing the conference reduces the management required to conduct the conference and leads to the greatest amount of learning for everyone in attendance.
Is this a CruiseControl only event? No.
- People involved with any project, open source or not, are invited to attend. This conference will benefit most from a diverse group of people that share one thing in common - Testing Continuously.
Is this an open source only event? No.
- Anyone promoting a product, process, or procedure that enables software developers to automate their testing through continuous integration are invited to attend.
Are product vendors allowed to attend? Yes.
- See "Is this an open source only event?"
Can I speak at the conference? You can try.
- This is an open space conference. Read the details about how openspaces work, especially the part about how to lead an open space talk. Don't expect to monopolize the conversation. If you try to, you'll find that most attendees will use the 'Law of two feet' to find another talk.
Can I bring prepared materials for a talk? Yes.
- Be prepared for the possibility that your topic may not get accepted.
Since the conference is free, who is sponsoring the event? Our sponsors!
- In typical open source fashion, this conference will be free to everyone attending. Generous donations from our sponsors will fund the bulk of the expenses, which are being kept purposefully low.
Will this be an annual event? Yes.
- CITCON Chicago was April 2006. This year, we are bringing CITCON to Texas! Next year? We haven't decided yet! Join us in Texas to participate in the discussion about where to go next.
- CITCON Sydney 2007 is coming up in July. CITCON Brussels is scheduled for October 2007. Watch this site for more details.
Can I attend the conference remotely, via phone or webcast? No.
- To facilitate an atmosphere of open communication resulting in understanding and innovation, attendance is only allowed in person. Please check back at this Web site for general notes and other postings after the conference.
Can I help? Yes.
- Contact the conference committee with your ideas.