Where is Demosplash?
Demosplash is held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA at Carnegie Mellon University in the Gates-Hillman Center (GHC). Events will be occurring on the fourth floor in and around the Rashid Auditorium (GHC 4401). Follow the official directions to get to campus and then follow our signs around the Gates-Hillman Center.
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Where Can I Park?
After 5:00pm on weekdays and all throughout the weekend, the East Campus Garage is open and free to use. That means free parking probably right across the street for almost the entire demoparty. For more options, see CMU's official parking guide.
Where Can I Stay?
There are several hotels within walking distance of the Carnegie Mellon campus.
Two close ones are:
How Can I Get Around?
Pittsburgh has a bus system.
Taxis are not common in the city, and must be reserved in advance by telephone unless starting from the airport.
Where Can I Eat?
Registered attendees will be provided dinner on Friday and Saturday.
Additionally, various small foods will be available throughout the event.
Alternatively, the following restaurants are within walking distance of the University, heading west along Forbes Avenue:
- Ali Baba - 404 S. Craig St. - Middle-Eastern
- Bagel Factory - 420 S. Craig St. - Bagels, Burgers, Coffee
- Chipotle - 3619 Forbes Ave. - Burritos
- Crepes Parisienne - 207 S. Craig St. - Crepes
- Eat Unique - 305 S. Craig St. - Sandwiches
- Lucca Ristorante - 317 S. Craig St. - Upscale Italian
- Lulu's Noodles - 400 S. Craig St. - Asian
- Orient Express - 4609 Forbes Ave. - Chinese
- Primanti Brothers - 3803 Forbes Ave. - "Pittsburgh style" Sandwiches (Open Late)
- Quiznos - 300 S. Craig St. - Sandwiches
- Yuva India - 412 S. Craig St. - Indian
- Starbucks - 417 S. Craig St. - Coffee
- Union Grill - 413 S. Craig St. - American (Open Late)
What Should I Bring?
If you'd like, you may bring a personal computer or retro machine.
Limited power, in-room LAN, and limited internet connectivity (bring your own ethernet cable!) will be available.
Rules and Policies
Take care around retro hardware, as it can be fragile and is difficult to replace or repair.
Do not damage University property.
If you spill something, ask for help from an Organizer or clean it up.
Weapons, drugs, and/or anything else against University policies or Pennsylvania laws are not permitted under any circumstances.
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at the event (sorry!).
Smoking on the CMU campus is permitted in designated areas only.
Please do not smoke inside or near the entrances of buildings.
Attendees are not permitted to stay in the building after the end of the event each night.
See hotel suggestions above.
Attendees are not permitted to make video or audio recordings of the events.
Photography may be permitted at the discretion of the presenter(s).
Organizers reserve the right to expel attendees who are disruptive to the event or are in violation of these policies.
Expelled attendees shall not receive any refunds of registration fees and shall forfeit all competition prizes.
Organizers assume no responsibility for attendees' belongings or actions.
We're all for getting future generations excited about demos, digital art, and hacking in all its forms, so we welcome you to bring your children -- with free admission for those under 16 -- subject to the following warnings:
- Organizers assume no responsibility for their safety.
- There are no explicitly kid-centric activities in the Demosplash program.
- Many demos contain adult content.