Logistics - GNU 30th anniversary celebration and hackathon

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GNU's 30th Birthday Celebration will be held at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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The main room is in the Green Building (54).

Other rooms are in the Ralph Landau Building (66).

Public Transit

The closest Bus and T stop is Kendall/MIT:

Directions to the main building (Building 54)

  1. From the bus/T stop, walk on Main Street away from Boston, and turn left onto Ames Street.
  2. You will pass a long building (68) on your right, then come to the tip of a triangular building (66 - Ralph Landau Building).
  3. Turn right onto the campus, walking with Building 66 on your right.
  4. You will quickly reach a courtyard with building 54 (the Green Building) in the middle -- a tall building that is open at the bottom.


MIT has helpful parking information on passes and nearby public lots:


  • All buildings, rooms, and restrooms are ADA Wheelchair accessible (Campus Accessibility Map - PDF)
  • There are "Women's" restrooms, "Men's" restrooms, and all-gender single-user restrooms with privacy locks.
  • Escorts and other needs: campaigns@fsf.org



These are about 5km from the conference venue, but have prices of $50 or less.

Other hostels a little further out can be found at HostelWorld.


  • Stay at a cute New England B'n'B like The Irving.
  • Another B and B a short ride away on the red line, The John Jeffries House is at the Charles MGH stop.
  • Harvard Square Hotel is very close and economical for a Harvard Square hotel. ($179 plus tax of 12.45% per night)
  • The Charles Hotel is even a smidge closer and has valet parking.
  • The Hyatt Regency is a short ride away on the number 1 bus and costs $90ish per night. Ask for a room with a view of Boston over the river.
  • The Marriott located at the Kendall/MIT stop -- in the neighborhood of MIT, and only 2 subway stops from Harvard Square. Many restaurants located nearby.
  • Just a mile over the river is the Doubletree. A 5 minute bus ride takes you into Central Square.

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