Getting to BarCamp YXE and back home again

A couple weeks till BarCamp Saskatoon 2012, and we’re putting the final touches on the event for you. Have you seen the speaker list? Impressive.

Vendasta is hosting us again this year. It’s on the 4th floor of the Avenue Building at 220 3rd Avenue South. If you’re planning to attend the whole event and have a few beers, we suggest getting dropped off and picked up by someone, or taking a taxi, or taking the bus ($3 exact change each way). Several buses stop right by VendAsta, and many more go to the bus mall a short walk away. The Saskatoon Transit website can help.

If you bike to Barcamp, the Vendastans who are regular cyclists recommend chaining your bike to various metal fixtures in clear view on 3rd Ave. There’s no indoor storage, and there have been thefts from their outdoor locked cage, so we won’t have access to it.

If you drive, and are staying longer than a couple hours, you’ll want to park in a lot instead of at a meter. Here’s a map of parking lots around VendAsta.

View Parking near VendAsta in a larger map

Please arrive as close to noon as possible so we can have a speedy check-in and schedule set-up. Tweet @barcampstoon if you have more questions about getting to BarCamp 2012.