Parallel and Distributed Computing
Houston Community College System
May 21-26, 2006
- NCSI Houston
Summer Workshop Schedule
- NCSI Parallel and Distributed Computing Workshop Brochure(PDF file)
- Houston Community College
- How to Get
to the Houston Community College Stafford Campus
to See and Do Around Houston
- Driving Directions to the Hampton Inn, Galleria Area
- For Those Who Might Want To Rent A Car -- Driving Directions To and From the Hotel/Workshop
Note: The driving directions indicate that the trip should only take 20 minutes by car. In a normal environment, this might be reasonably accurate, but Houston is a major metropolitan area with some of the world's most horrendous traffic. That 13 miles can turn into a 60-minute trek at rush hour, so plan accordingly!
- Houston Area Weather Forecast
HOUSTON IS HOT!
But in May it is just starting to warm up, so you won't be too uncomfortable if you dress casually. Houston is a subtropical city where summer temperatures can (and often do) exceed 95 degrees and 95 percent humidity. Come prepared to be air conditioned.
Houston is also a very laid-back city, especially in the summer. Sure, you’ll see the normal complement of suits around, but note that unless they are in an air conditioned environment, they look miserable. The sane happy types will be wearing short-sleeves, shorts, and sandals – think cool. Most local attractions and restaurants take this casual approach to dress in stride, but some feel honor bound to enforce some sort of inappropriate-for-the-conditions dress code. If in doubt, phone ahead first and ask.
Paradoxically, since you will be working and eating in air conditioned environments, with only brief sweat-enhanced jaunts from cool car to cool building, you might want to bring a light jacket or sweater with you, as some building interiors, especially restaurants, can be uncomfortably cool.
Umbrellas work well in Houston summers. Rain coats do not. An umbrella will keep you reasonably dry should you encounter a shower. A rain coat will simply turn into the equivalent of a biological boil-‘n-bag, with you trapped inside it.
Please direct questions and comments about this page to Douglas Rowlett.