[racket-dev] [racket] [ANN] RacketCon 2013: 29 September

From: Greg Hendershott (greghendershott at gmail.com)
Date: Sun Sep 22 11:58:00 EDT 2013

+1 to all of Sam's suggestions.

I'd also add the waterfront as being a nice area (relatively new to
Boston). If you head to the water from Quincy Market, there's the
Aquarium. Then you can turn right and walk along the water through
Rowes Wharf and to the old rotating bridge that's pedestrian only.

>From there you can turn left to go past the courthouse and Barking
Crab, and to the ICA. Or keep going straight to the area with the
Children's Museum and the Boston Tea Party museum. ;)

On Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt
<samth at cs.indiana.edu> wrote:
> Things I really enjoy in Boston:
> - The Museum of Fine Arts, right across the street from Northeastern
> - The Freedom Trail, a self-guided walking tour of many historic Boston sights
>   This goes through the North End, which is a nice place to walk
> around all on its own.
> - The Boston Harbor Islands (requires a ferry ride)
> - The Rose Kennedy Greenway, if it's a nice day
> - The Public Garden and Boston Common
> More conventional touristy areas, which are all still nice:
> - Newbury St, the main upscale shopping area, which also has some nice
> places to eat
> - the Aquarium
> - Harvard Square
> Sam, ex-Bostontonian
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM, Eric Hanchrow <eric.hanchrow at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My wife and I will be in Boston a day early (Friday).  Does anyone
>> have a "must-see" touristy suggestion for us?
>> On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 8:49 AM, Asumu Takikawa <asumu at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>>> RacketCon 2013
>>> --------------
>>> We are pleased to announce that (third RacketCon) will take place on
>>> September 29, 2013 at Northeastern University in Boston.  This year, we
>>> plan to bring in several speakers from industry, as well as host talks
>>> from Racket developers and users.
>>> Lunch will be provided.
>>> On the Saturday (28th) before RacketCon, we plan to hold a hackathon to work on
>>> various Racket projects.
>>> Registration will open during the summer, and we will post a detailed
>>> schedule of events around the same time. The conference website is at
>>>   http://con.racket-lang.org/
>>> Asumu Takikawa and PLT
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