MangoCon 2017



  • MangoCon 2017 will be held July 26-28th. Come a day early and stay a day or 2 extra for some extra fun.

    Location: Holiday Inn DownTown Rochester, NY
    Cost: $250/attendee
    Hotel Room Costs: TBA
    MangoLassi community member discount: $25 off use coupon code: UnicornFarts
    Tickets will go on sale Monday 9/19/2016 (via invoice only) Request and invoice here!
    Coupon code expires 10/31/16



  • We can't wait for next year. I am already planning and hoping to see more of you here!



  • @Minion-Queen said in MangoCon 2017:

    We can't wait for next year. I am already planning and hoping to see more of you here!

    Same here, been working on my build list. Especially since they hotel moved my table away from the power outlet...

    (More Power......Aye - Cap'ain...)


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    @Minion-Queen said in MangoCon 2017:

    We can't wait for next year. I am already planning and hoping to see more of you here!

    I'm excited. This year was awesome. Looking forward to getting the content up and getting people excited about next year. Ready to see this ramp up!



  • I would love to attend this and checking on tickets already! :)

    Me and my wife were planning for a US trip and whats more fun than combining that with MangoCon2017! :)

    I need some advice on planning this. We would love to do a road trip as well while we are there, planning for 2 weeks. Suggestions/recommendations please



  • Which airport to choose?
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    @Ambarishrh said in MangoCon 2017:

    Which airport to choose?
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    Of those, Laguardia is the best to use. JFK has the most options. Avoid Newark.

    But the conference airport is Rochester (ROC)


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    As frequent fliers, @Dominica and I use JFK nearly always.



  • I dont see ROC on Skyscanner. Means if i get Laguardia, I need to fly from there to ROC?



  • Yes you will have to get a flight from Laguardia to Rochester


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    @Ambarishrh said in MangoCon 2017:

    I dont see ROC on Skyscanner. Means if i get Laguardia, I need to fly from there to ROC?

    That's weird that it does not have ROC, it's a decently large airport.

    Yes, most people would fly from NYC to ROC. It's about five hours by car. You can drive it relatively easily. You can also take the Amtrak train, but it tends to have delays and it will take a long time - but it is quite comfortable.



  • @scottalanmiller said in MangoCon 2017:

    @Ambarishrh said in MangoCon 2017:

    I dont see ROC on Skyscanner. Means if i get Laguardia, I need to fly from there to ROC?

    That's weird that it does not have ROC, it's a decently large airport.

    Yes, most people would fly from NYC to ROC. It's about five hours by car. You can drive it relatively easily. You can also take the Amtrak train, but it tends to have delays and it will take a long time - but it is quite comfortable.

    Just searched for ROC and found that, weird that it didn't came up on my search with the keywork NYC, checking rates now



  • And how far is the hotel location from ROC airport?



  • @Ambarishrh said in MangoCon 2017:

    And how far is the hotel location from ROC airport?

    No traffic like 12 minutes from my cab ride.



  • Around $1250 per person, Qatar airways- 24hrs (Dubai-Doha-Chicago O'Hare-ROC). Need to check other options as well, as few of my friends traveled on cheaper rates than this and i am booking for next year!


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    @Ambarishrh said in MangoCon 2017:

    And how far is the hotel location from ROC airport?

    Very short and they have a shuttle. Hotel is right downtown.


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    @Ambarishrh said in MangoCon 2017:

    Around $1250 per person, Qatar airways- 24hrs (Dubai-Doha-Chicago O'Hare-ROC). Need to check other options as well, as few of my friends traveled on cheaper rates than this and i am booking for next year!

    We don't fly from Dubai, but Turkish Air is normally pretty awesome. Not as quick since you have to go through Istanbul, but Ataturk is a great airport to deal with and the prices are normally really good.



  • Checking Turkish Air now, could you please advice on what options do we have for the road trip after MC2017?



  • Just changed the dates, wanted to start on a Friday as its a weekend, now changed to Sunday and the price dropped!
    Now Turkish Air+Air Canada (DXB-IST-YYZ-ROC) $820.



  • @Ambarishrh said in MangoCon 2017:

    Just searched for ROC and found that, weird that it didn't came up on my search with the keywork NYC, checking rates now

    Ah okay, well that's why. Rochester is not near NYC, so that's why it wouldn't come up.

    As for how to get the best airfare, you're a bit early for booking for next July. There's a great article on farecompare.com about how far ahead of time to buy airfare to get the best rate, and what days of the week to search. Clear your cache and then try searching again on a Tuesday afternoon, and you will notice the prices change. Consider setting up an airfare watch on farecompare.com to be notified when prices drop. Hope that helps!



  • Thanks a lot @Dominica this really helps, those long travels really helping you to get the best options! :) Will check the search on Tuesday and already set alerts on skyscanner, will add farecompare as well. So let me first book ML Coupon then.

    I really need to plan our other places to visit as well, now the new dates planned is from July 23 - Aug 6. New to this 20+ hours flight so wanted to make sure i get at least a day or two before attending MC2017.



  • I might need an invitation for both of us, that would make it easier for us to get the visa. Hope I can discuss all these here in this post!



  • I can do that for you. Please pm me and we can discuss!



  • @Ambarishrh said in MangoCon 2017:

    Thanks a lot @Dominica this really helps, those long travels really helping you to get the best options! :) Will check the search on Tuesday and already set alerts on skyscanner, will add farecompare as well. So let me first book ML Coupon then.

    I really need to plan our other places to visit as well, now the new dates planned is from July 23 - Aug 6. New to this 20+ hours flight so wanted to make sure i get at least a day or two before attending MC2017.

    You're welcome!

    So, you have a good amount of time there to see some of the surrounding area. The USA is quite large, so you will want to check google maps for the drive times to other places to which you may be interested in road tripping. Something I would definitely suggest, is making time to visit Niagara Falls. It's about 1.5 hours from Rochester and most definitely worth your limited time and the drive. If you are able to get a visa for Canada, that's a bonus, but if not, there are spectacular views of the Horseshoe Falls from the American side. The Finger Lakes wine region is scenic and scattered with small wineries that offer tastings, many times free. Winery hopping is a great way to spend an afternoon. It's possible we may have an informal wine tour after MangoCon2017 too. There are many places within reach, suggestions all depend on your interests, as well as how much time you're willing to spend traveling.


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    @Ambarishrh said in MangoCon 2017:

    I might need an invitation for both of us, that would make it easier for us to get the visa. Hope I can discuss all these here in this post!

    I had to do that for someone this year too.



  • @Minion-Queen Refund Policy? Just in case my boss takes vacation that week? (That happened this year ;( )



  • @aaronstuder said in MangoCon 2017:

    @Minion-Queen Refund Policy? Just in case my boss takes vacation that week? (That happened this year ;( )

    Same as this year no refunds but tickets are transferable (so you can sell it off to someone else).



  • just wanted to add this here, if you look for an alternative next year! https://www.attendize.com



  • We will actually be using a payment system through Colocation America



  • @Ambarishrh said in MangoCon 2017:

    just wanted to add this here, if you look for an alternative next year! https://www.attendize.com

    more features coming soon!
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