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ambal 12-08-2015 03:38 AM

UPD: X-Cart US meetup in 2016 - Registration opened!
 
Hi Everyone,


UPDATE:

So after all the Meet-up is going to happen in Orlando on June 2nd
See details and register here - http://www.eventbrite.com/e/x-cart-meetup-tickets-24017101798



OLD:
We started thinking about next year (2016) X-Cart meet-ups in the USA and right now we are choosing between doing one larger meet-up in Orlando or several smaller in other states of the USA than we visited in September. E.g. in Ohio where BCSE is located ;) (we haven't spoken with Carrie about that yet).

We are heading to IRCE in June and may have those meetups either in May before the IRCE show or next week after it in June.

Your thoughts and input are appreciated!

totaltec 12-08-2015 05:08 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
I think the best bang for the buck is going to be one large meetup.

The Orlando meetup was successful, but I am not sure it is going to be the best for a repeat so soon. I like the idea of the Ohio meetup. I am biased though, it is close to me, and I would like to see Carrie and the crew.

cflsystems 12-08-2015 06:47 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
I think one place is better instead of few smaller meetings.
I vote for Orlando. Maybe you can setup a survey and see which one gets more votes.

BCSE 12-08-2015 06:30 PM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Ohio is closer to Chicago you know. :)

Columbus would be the most central location if you do go the Ohio route. We're located about 1 hour and 15 min or so, south east of it.

Carrie

Dongan 12-09-2015 06:27 PM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Though we are from India, i would suggest to have a meeting in one place.

bigredseo 12-14-2015 02:03 PM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
I missed out on things last year, and it really didn't make it on my radar due to being in so many places. It's nice to have it all in one location, this gives better networking opportunities to people too. I was torn to go West Coast or East Coast last year and in the end, went to neither due to some heavy client requests/requirements :(

I'd like to try and get out again this year, but no decision on my end until we're within 45 days of the date - hard to commit to anything right now :(

Ksenia 12-22-2015 11:56 PM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Hi everyone)

I'm trying to collect feedback of the X-Cart community about the most convenient time and date. This is the Survery I prepared, and I ask everyone to fill it in, please:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/when-and-where-US-2016

cflsystems 12-23-2015 07:15 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Ok sent

BCSE 12-29-2015 12:29 PM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Yes I did mine last week too.

Should you put this in a newsletter to try to get as much feedback as possible from the community that may not be active on the forums?

Carrie

Ksenia 01-01-2016 09:27 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BCSE
Yes I did mine last week too.

Should you put this in a newsletter to try to get as much feedback as possible from the community that may not be active on the forums?

Carrie


Thank you Carrie,
Sure, I'm not relying on the forum only. The campaign has already been sent=)

BCSE 01-02-2016 06:37 PM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ksenia
Thank you Carrie,
Sure, I'm not relying on the forum only. The campaign has already been sent=)


I didn't figure so but wanted to be sure! :)

Carrie

BCSE 02-02-2016 06:10 PM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Any set plans in place yet for 2016 meetup?

Carrie

totaltec 02-03-2016 06:59 PM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
No dates yet that I know of, except it will probably be before or after IRCE. I think Alex said Orlando and Atlanta are possibilities, and somewhere in Ohio... :-)

BCSE 02-04-2016 05:59 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by totaltec
No dates yet that I know of, except it will probably be before or after IRCE. I think Alex said Orlando and Atlanta are possibilities, and somewhere in Ohio... :-)


Ohio is an awesome state... :D Just sayin... It's like at least 4 states in one, maybe more, depends on which corner you go to. HA

Carrie

cflsystems 02-04-2016 06:31 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
How about Kauai. Awesome place to have the meeting - http://kauai.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
Been there like 3 times but will go again any time no questions asked :)

ambal 03-07-2016 12:03 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
So Orlando after all. We will announce officially later a bit.

totaltec 03-07-2016 05:17 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
I am glad that it is Orlando, but dreading the drive from Orlando to Chicago.

cflsystems 03-07-2016 06:34 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Good choice :) I get to visit my "home" town again

cflsystems 03-08-2016 12:05 PM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Alex is there a day and time set for the meeting. I am trying to plan and book tickets/room but the day will affect my choices. I assume it will be either Friday or Saturday afternoon?

bigredseo 03-08-2016 12:28 PM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Looks like I'll be booking in for Chicago

Does anyone remember what the district was that we had met in Chicago before? I want to say I stayed at the Hyatt, but I can't remember. Last thing I want to do is find a hotel out in Oak Park when I should be in River North district. I know I can grab and cab/uber and bounce around town, but I know where we were last time was nice.

The ole memory is fading a little :)

totaltec 03-08-2016 03:20 PM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigredseo
Does anyone remember what the district was that we had met in Chicago before?

After doing this consistently for a few years now, and some other pleasure trips up there, I can tell you that you want to be close to Millenium park. Closer the better.

ambal 03-09-2016 03:42 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cflsystems
Alex is there a day and time set for the meeting. I am trying to plan and book tickets/room but the day will affect my choices. I assume it will be either Friday or Saturday afternoon?


Yep, we've just had it set: June 2nd 1pm-8pm same hotel in Orlando as last time.
I hope the date is good for the most of X-Carters in the area and around it ;)

ambal 03-09-2016 03:43 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
> Looks like I'll be booking in for Chicago

And there is one more news (not 100% set though) - we might be sponsoring an event in Chicago, too. Will post more as soon as I have more ;)

BCSE 03-11-2016 10:27 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Can you let us know what hotel address in Orlando?

Thanks,

Carrie

cflsystems 03-11-2016 10:39 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Same as last year - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Courtyard+Orlando+Downtown/@28.553923,-81.3768024,344m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2...88bbb5!6m1!1e1

ambal 03-12-2016 11:03 PM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 

I confirm.

ambal 03-16-2016 04:37 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Folks, we haven't announced the meet-up yet, but we've already negotiated special pricing for hotel room where we are going to have the event.

So

XCart

Start date: 6/1/16
End date: 6/3/16
Last day to book: 5/1/16

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
Courtyard Orlando Downtown for 129.00 USD per night
Book your group rate for XCart

cflsystems 03-16-2016 05:11 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ambal
Folks, we haven't announced the meet-up yet, .....


Does this day/time still apply?
"Yep, we've just had it set: June 2nd 1pm-8pm same hotel in Orlando as last time"

ambal 03-16-2016 05:13 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cflsystems
Does this day/time still apply?
"Yep, we've just had it set: June 2nd 1pm-8pm same hotel in Orlando as last time"


Yes, it does!

cflsystems 03-21-2016 05:38 PM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
All set for the meeting. I'll be in Orlando June 2 - 7
See you guys there.

BCSE 03-25-2016 09:16 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Pretty sure I'll be there. Not sure if I'll be able to bring the whole family or not. Any idea if there's a place my kids could hang out if we bring all of us (ages 9,12,14)?

Carrie

cflsystems 03-25-2016 09:40 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
By the pool?

ambal 03-25-2016 10:53 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BCSE
Pretty sure I'll be there. Not sure if I'll be able to bring the whole family or not. Any idea if there's a place my kids could hang out if we bring all of us (ages 9,12,14)?

Carrie


Disneyland?

cflsystems 03-25-2016 11:00 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
I think Carrie means while she and her husband are at the meeting.

BCSE 03-25-2016 05:41 PM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cflsystems
I think Carrie means while she and her husband are at the meeting.


Yep. Since it's 1-8pm that's quite a while for them to hang out so I didn't know if you guys knew if there was something for them to do. :D

Carrie

totaltec 03-31-2016 06:37 PM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BCSE
Yep. Since it's 1-8pm that's quite a while for them to hang out so I didn't know if you guys knew if there was something for them to do. :D

Carrie

At the venue where we will be, I think there is a pool as Steve suggested. But even that could get old for 7 hours. If I took my kids, (13, 14, and 15 years old) I'd drop them at an amusement park, give them $20 bucks each and a cell phone to keep in touch. :-)

But I'm not sure if that would work for your crew, how old are they?

BCSE 04-01-2016 07:04 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by totaltec
At the venue where we will be, I think there is a pool as Steve suggested. But even that could get old for 7 hours. If I took my kids, (13, 14, and 15 years old) I'd drop them at an amusement park, give them $20 bucks each and a cell phone to keep in touch. :-)

But I'm not sure if that would work for your crew, how old are they?


At that point they will be 9 (barely), 12 and 14.

So it would be the 9 year old I'd be afraid the other two would leave behind. LOL

Carrie

totaltec 04-05-2016 07:33 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Okay I am booked for the trip, subject to change if I have messed up any dates or locations! Going to detail my itinerary in case anyone wants to meet up or parallel my plans. Anyone going from Louisville to Chicago or back again, there are two free seats available in the van. :-)

1. I am flying into Orlando on June 1st (Wednesday) will arrive at 10:30pm
2. Staying at Econo Lodge 7102 International Drive, Orlando (Florida), FL 32819
3. X-Cart Meeting on June 2nd from 1-8pm
4. Flying out June 3rd back to Louisville on Friday at 8:00pm
5. Driving from Louisville to Chicago for IRCE on Sunday June 5th, arrive around 3pm in Chicago
6. Staying at the SP Millenium Suites next to Millenium Park
7. Help setup X-Cart booth Monday June 6th
8. Work the IRCE show from June 7-10
9. Drive back from Chicago to Louisville on Saturday June 11th.

So excited! I can't wait to see everyone.
-Mike

ambal 04-05-2016 08:14 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
> Anyone going from Louisville to Chicago or back again, there are two free seats
> available in the van

Keep one for me from Louisville to Chicago, please!

totaltec 04-05-2016 09:37 AM

Re: X-Cart US meetups in 2016?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ambal
Keep one for me from Louisville to Chicago, please!

Okay, only 1 seat left! :-)


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