Tickets & Hotels

Tickets & Hotels2019-10-12T09:39:49+00:00

Buy Tickets!

 

CodeMash 2020 tickets are on sale starting October 8 at 4pm Eastern Time! Click the “Buy Tickets” link above to launch the Eventbrite site- please note: the link will not work until the opening date and time.

Like all large conferences, we use several hotels to get everyone a place to sleep. Most hotels are on the CodeMash Shuttle loop (please see details for each hotel), making getting around easy. We work to provide a range of hotel prices. This year, you can get a hotel room for as cheap as $89 per night within 1 mile of the Kalahari, and as low as $69 per night within 5 miles.

  • Attendees and families in ALL official hotels get access to the Kalahari water park.
  • If you stay at the Great Wolf Lodge, you get access to BOTH waterparks all week.

The Kalahari is the hotel where CodeMash is hosted. Because of the limited room inventory, 4 day ticket holders will have priority first for making reservations. In addition to the Kalahari, we are continuing our partnership with the Great Wolf Lodge. We also work with many other nearby hotels that are on the CodeMash Shuttle route.

Ticket Types

Two-day early-bird ticket price (reflecting a discount of 12.5%) is $350, while four-day early-bird ticket price (also reflecting a discount of 12.5%) is $700. After November 8, prices will be $400 (2-day) and $800 (4-day).

Oct 8 – Nov 8 Nov 9 – Jan 1 Jan 2 – Jan 7
2-day $350 $400 $500
4-day $700 $800 $1000

 

*IMPORTANT INFO: A four-day ticket is required to get a room at Kalahari. If you buy a four-day ticket, you will need to use a code on the Kalahari website for reserving a hotel room at Kalahari. If you choose to stay at Kalahari, your stay (be it four nights or more than four nights) must include Monday night through Thursday night. See “Hotel Reservation Details” for Kalahari Access Code information.

Upgrade from two to four days – You can upgrade your two-day ticket to any four-day ticket by using the EventBrite transfer feature. In this process, you will be charged the difference in ticket prices. The steps are easy to do, and can be located here.

KidzMash Tickets – KidzMash is our family program. Tickets are free, but are only available to people accompanying a CodeMash ticket holder. KidzMash runs all four days of CodeMash. We had over 750 kids registered in 2018. See www.codemash.org/kidzmash for more details. To avoid the rush, KidzMash tickets will open up in November, after attendee tickets. There isn’t a limit to KidzMash tickets. We will let attendees know when the KidzMash tickets have opened. While registering for KidzMash is optional, it is super-duper-highly recommended.

CodeMash Family Special Package – We have worked with the Great Wolf Lodge to provide a special package deal for families. Please read the hotel details below for more information.

Kalahari Waterpark Wristbands – All CodeMash attendees, and their families, regardless of which hotel they are staying at, will receive Kalahari waterpark wristbands. The attendee can pick up wristbands for them and their family when they check in at CodeMash to pick up their attendee badge.

Hotel Reservation Details

Hotels listed below are partnering with CodeMash, and we’ve worked with them to offer special discounts (room blocks) for attendees. ROOM BLOCKS ARE LIMITED, and hotels may sell out. Many of the hotels will be on the CodeMash shuttle route (see details below). Attendees and their families may use the CodeMash Shuttle. For more information about the shuttle service schedule, please see the tracking website, shuttle.codemash.org. (Protip: click the information icon in the upper right corner). Signage and information is also available in each hotel lobby during CodeMash.

As an attendee, you are solely responsible for hotel logistics (including reservations, cancellations, refunds, etc.).  All hotel room blocks will open up when tickets go on sale.  DETAILS BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. We do our best to provide accurate, up-to-date information, and apologize for any discrepancies in advance.

Prices do not include taxes, tips, bribes, cancellation fees, or any unknown hidden fees. All rates below are part of our room blocks. It is possible for a hotel to run out of rooms in our block. They will offer a non-discounted room in that case.

Kalahari

7000 Kalahari Dr, Sandusky, OH

(877) 525-2427

Room Types & Prices

Room Type

Sun-Thu

Fri

Sat

Standard – 2 Queen beds

 $141

 $179

 $229

Whirlpool Suite

 $181

 $219

 $269

Lodge

 $178

 $228

 $278

2 room Family Suite

 $228

 $269

 $349

African Queen

 $228

 $269

 $349

Presidential Suite

 $641

 $679

 $729

You can read about the room types on the Kalahari web site.

Required Nights – Your hotel reservation, at a minimum, must include Monday night through Thursday night. You are welcome to add nights to your Kalahari stay (for example, the Sunday before the conference and/or the Friday after the conference).

Reservations – A four-day CodeMash ticket is required to get a room at Kalahari. Use the link and code listed below to reserve a hotel room at Kalahari.

Kalahari Hotel Reservation Link: https://book.passkey.com/e/49992582
Access Code: 244466666

Note: Can’t get the exact room type you wanted? Room inventory will vary as we get closer to the conference. Check back from time to time, as additional rooms and room types may open up.

Cancellation – If you cancel/refund your CodeMash ticket, you will need
to cancel your Kalahari reservation yourself. You are responsible for any hotel-related cancellation fees.

Roommates – People are welcome to look for roommates in the Google group.

Check-in: 4:00 pm; Check-out: 11:00 am


Great Wolf Lodge

4600 Milan Rd Sandusky, OH

 1-866-965-9653

CodeMash Family Special Package Details, Room Types & Prices

Room Type

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Family Suite w/ Balcony or Patio

$114

 $114

 $114

 $114

 $195

 $195

Family Fireplace w/ Balcony or Patio

 $114

$114

 $114

 $114

$195

 $195

Double Queen w/ Balcony or Patio

 

 

 $114

 $114

 

Wolf Den Suite

 $114

 $114

 

 

Kid Cabin w/ Balcony or Patio

 $114

 $114

$114

 $114

$195

$195

Whirlpool Fireplace w/ Patio

 

 

 $186

 $186

Royal Bear – Accessible

 

 $186

 $186

Loft Fireplace w/ Balcony

 $186

$186

 $186

 $186

$299 $299

You can read about the room types on the Great Wolf Lodge web site.

This hotel is on the CodeMash Shuttle route. It is approximately 2.4 miles from the Kalahari.

Group Code – You must use the group code CODEMASH2020 when making a reservation.

We have negotiated a reduced Lodge Fee of $9 this year. Please make sure this is reflected on your bill.

Click Here to Book

  • Two Waterparks – Waterpark access to BOTH the Great Wolf Lodge (best for kids 10 and under) and the Kalahari Waterpark (better for older kids). Kalahari waterpark wristbands can be picked up at the CodeMash registration booth when the attendee checks in.

Reservation Deadline – The CodeMash room block will close for attendees to make reservations on November 15, 2019, and is subject to room availability.

Check-in: 4:00 pm; Check-out: 11:00 am

Benefits:

    • TBD

Other Official Hotels

 

Name/Address Detailed Info Phone Number

Best Western Hotel & Suites Plus

6011 Milan Rd.

Sandusky, Ohio 44870

 

 

 

Group Code: CodeMash 2020

  • $129.00 per night: Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thur., Fri., Sat.

This hotel is on the CodeMash Shuttle route. It is approximately 1.2 miles from the Kalahari.

Check-in: 3:00 pm; Check-out: 11:00 am

Best Western Sandusky offers the following:

  • Shuttle to Kalahari Resort
  • Early Check In Available 
  • 3 Diamond AAA Hotel
  • All Rooms Renovated in 2019
  • All rooms are 1 room Suites
  • Microwave and Refrigerators
  • Newly Expanded Hot Breakfast Buffet
  • Fitness Center 
  • Free High Speed Internet

Click Here to Book

1-419-627-9595

Hampton Inn Sandusky-Central

6100 Milan Rd.

Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Group Code: COD

  • $99 per night: Sun., Mon., Tue.
  • $149 per night: Wed., Thur., Fri., Sat.

This hotel is on the CodeMash Shuttle route. It is approximately 1.1 miles from the Kalahari.

Check-in: 4:00 pm; Check-out: 11:00 am

Hampton Inn Sandusky-Central offers the following:

  • Free Hot Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Center
  • Photo Copying Service
  • Room Service (food)
  • Coin Laundry

Click here to Book

Group block reservations close 12/7

1-419-609-9000

 

Comfort Inn Sandusky

5909 Milan Rd.

Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Group Code: CodeMash, if calling by phone.

  • $129.00 per night: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thur., Fri., Sat.

This hotel is on the CodeMash Shuttle route. It is approximately 1.2 miles from the Kalahari.

Check-in: 3:00 pm; Check-out: 11:00 am

Comfort Inn Sandusky offers the following:

  • Shuttle to Kalahari Resort
  • Early Check In Available 
  • Newly Expanded Hot Breakfast Buffet
  • Free High Speed Internet 
  • Microwave and Refrigerators 
  • Indoor Heated Pools & Hot Tub
  • Baci Restaurant and Bar

Click here to Book

1-419-621-0200

 

Quality Inn 

11020 Milan Rd.

Milan, Ohio 44846

Group Code: CodeMash, if calling by phone.

This hotel is NOT on the CodeMash Shuttle route. It is approximately 4 miles from the Kalahari.

  • $89 per night: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thur., Fri., Sat.

Check-in: 2:00 pm; Check-out: 11:00 am

Quality Inn Milan-Sandusky offers the following:

  • Newly Expanded Hot Breakfast Buffet
  • Early Check In Available 
  • Microwave & Refrigerators
  • Indoor Pool & Hot Tub
  • Free High Speed Internet

Click here to book

1-419-499-4681

 

 

Hampton Inn & Suites Sandusky/Milan

11608 US RT 250

Milan, Ohio 44846

Group Code: COD
This hotel is NOT on the CodeMash Shuttle route. It is approximately 4.1 miles from the Kalahari.

  • $113 per night (2 queen beds): Sun., Mon., Tue.
  • $139 per night (2 queen beds): Wed., Thur., Fri., Sat.

Check-in: 3:00 pm; Check-out: 11:00 am

Hampton Inn Sandusky/Milan offers the following:

  • Free Hot Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-Smoking
  • Free Parking
  • Indoor Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Center

Click here to Book

Group block reservations close 12/7

1-419-499-8000

 

La Quinta Inn & Suites Sandusky

3304 Milan Rd.

Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Group Code: CG2020
This hotel is NOT on the CodeMash Shuttle route. It is approximately 3.7 miles from the Kalahari.

  • $69 per night (2 queen beds): Sun., Mon., Tue.
  • $89 per night (2 queen beds): Wed., Thur., Fri., Sat.

Check-in: 4:00 pm; Check-out: 11:00 am

La Quinta Inn Sandusky offers the following:

  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Non-Smoking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center
  • Pet Friendly

Click here to Book

Group block reservations close 12/7

1-419-626-6766

 

Country Inn & Suites Sandusky South

11600 US-250

Milan, Ohio 44846

Group Code: ?
This hotel is NOT on the CodeMash Shuttle route. It is approximately 4 miles from the Kalahari.

  • $69 per night (2 queen or 1 king): Sun., Mon., Tue.
  • $93 per night (2 queen or 1 king): Wed., Thur., Fri., Sat.

Check-in: 4:00 pm; Check-out: 11:00 am

Country Inn Sandusky South offers the following:

  • Free WiFi
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Complimentary Coffee and Tea
  • Breakfast
  • On-site library

Click here to Book

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Group block reservations close 12/7

1-419-499-4911

 


Other Details

EVENT CHECK-IN – You can check in after 6pm on the evening before your ticket starts. The check-in desk will be open in the conference area of the Kalahari during all event hours, as well as Monday evening, starting around 6pm, for those checking in for the Tuesday Pre-Compiler.

EVENT SCHEDULE

  • If you bought the four-day ticket, Pre-Compiler Day 1 starts on Tuesday at 7:00am.
  • The pre-event Lightning Talks for all attendees (both 4 and 2 day ticket holders) will happen on Wednesday at 7:00pm in the main dining room. These are entertaining and not to be missed.
  • The CodeMash regular session schedule and breakfast will commence on Thursday at 7:00am.

MEALS – 4 day ticket holders (Main Conference + Pre-Compiler) will receive meals Tues-Friday. 2 day ticket holders will receive meals Thursday and Friday. CodeMash attendees will have breakfast provided at the Kalahari, in the main ballroom, each morning. Lunch is also provided each day of the conference. Dinner will be served Tuesday night and Thursday night. Meals are only available for registered attendees, and an attendee badge is required to enter the dining area.

Check the official CodeMash schedule for meal times. Family members and KidzMash attendees should check with their hotel if breakfast is included for them in their room rate.

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY – Unavoidable events happen and we understand that. You have 30 days from the time of the ticket purchase to receive a full refund . It became too hard on the all-volunteer staff to provide refunds after this time because of credit card restrictions. Losing out on CodeMash would be a really awful thing, so we’re happy to offer a Send-A-Geek-In-My-Place policy (see below). Instructions for asking for a refund – https://t.co/0zVDfbdkR1ATTENDEES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HOTEL ROOM REFUNDS/CANCELLATIONS; CHECK WITH THE HOTEL FOR REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY.  

SENDING A GEEK IN MY PLACE – Things happen. You need to send someone using your hard-earned ticket. We understand. Please follow these instructions to change the name on your ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articles/en_US/Multi_Group_How_To/how-to-edit-attendee-information?lg=en_US. It is allowed to sell someone your ticket, but only at face value. We are not responsible or liable for any third-party ticket sales.

CONTACTING US FOR ASSISTANCE – Need help with your registration? Looking for a good low mileage shark? Have questions about the conference? Contact registration@codemash.org. Please remember that CodeMash is volunteer run, and we have day jobs. We WILL respond to your email, but it might take a day or two. If time is an issue, we will always make it right.

Some common questions:

  • “I clicked the link before <<time and date that is listed at the top of this page>> and it said there aren’t any tickets. Are you sold out?”
    • No. By definition, if the sale hasn’t started, we can’t be sold out. The ticket list will show there aren’t any available until the sale date, BECAUSE THERE AREN’T ANY AVAILABLE UNTIL THE SALE DATE. Once the magic minute approaches, the unicorns will unlock all of the tickets.
    • Also, the page may not look right until we get closer to the date. You may even get a generic Eventbrite page. This is all normal until when tickets go on sale.
  • “What do you get when you put root beer in a square glass?”
    • Beer.

Now that you have read all of that, please go grab a ticket: https://codemash2020.eventbrite.com