Tickets & Hotels

Tickets & Hotels2022-10-01T17:18:28-05:00

Buy Tickets!

CodeMash 2023 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.

The Kalahari is the hotel where CodeMash is hosted. We also have room blocks available at other nearby hotels.

Due to soaring prices on food and on other items, and due to limited sponsorships, pricing will be $450 for Thursday-Friday tickets, and $900 for four day tickets. That puts us at breakeven with little buffer. That means, for example, if the coffee reaches the budgeted amount, then we can’t say “Eh, throw a few more gallons of coffee into the carafes.” or if the hors d’oevres on Wednesday evening reach the budgeted amount, we can’t say “You have a few dozen more of that food item in the back? Sure, we’ll go ahead with ordering more for tonight.”

Please help us reach out to sponsors so we can keep CodeMash affordable for all.

Ticket Types

Two-day ticket and four-day ticket.

Early Bird (Oct. 8 – Nov. 8) Regular Price
2-day $400 $450
4-day $800 $900

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. See www.codemash.org/kidzmash for more details. KidzMash tickets will open up in November, after attendee tickets. We will let attendees know when the KidzMash tickets have opened.

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 themself 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. Hotel room blocks open up on the same day that CodeMash admission tickets go on sale. ROOM BLOCKS ARE LIMITED, and hotels may sell out. As an attendee, you are solely responsible for hotel logistics (including reservations, cancellations, refunds, etc.).


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, 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 44870

1-877-525-2427

Room Types & Prices


Room Type


Mon – Thu

Double Queen

$174

Double Queen Sofa (with or without Balcony)

$174

King Living Room Kitchen

$214

King Whirlpool

$214

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Living Room

$304

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

$304

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).

Kalahari Hotel Reservation Link: Here

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.

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


Great Wolf Lodge

4600 Milan Rd.

Sandusky, Ohio 44870

1-866-965-9653

Room Types & Prices


Room Type


Mon-Tue


Wed-Thu


Fri

Family Suite

$109

$109

$239

Family Fireplace

$109

$109

$239

Double Queen

$109

Wolf Den

$109

Kid Cabin

$109

$109

$259

Royal Bear

$179

$179

$389

Loft Fireplace

$179

$179

$389

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

This hotel is on the CodeMash Shuttle route.

Group Code: 2301MASH

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

Room block reservations close 12/2


Other Official Hotels

Name/Address Detailed Info Phone Number


Comfort Inn Sandusky

5909 Milan Rd.

Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Group Code: IC17G5

  • $99 per night

This hotel is approximately 1.2 miles from the Kalahari.

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

Comfort Inn Sandusky offers the following:

  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Wifi 
  • Microwave and Mini-Refrigerator 
  • Indoor Pool & Hot Tub
  • 100% Smoke-Free Hotel

Click here to Book

Room block reservations close 1/2

1-419-621-0200





Hampton Inn Sandusky-Central

6100 Milan Rd.

Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Group Code: COD

  • $129 per night: Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.

This hotel 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 Breakfast (6am-10am)
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Center
  • Photo Copying Service
  • Room Service (food)
  • Coin Laundry

Click here to Book

Room block reservations close 12/12

1-419-609-9000

Best Western Hotel & Suites Plus

6011 Milan Rd.

Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Group Code: J63QC4V6

  • $99 per night

This hotel is approximately 1.2 miles from the Kalahari.

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

Best Western Sandusky offers the following:

  • All Rooms Renovated in 2019
  • All rooms are 1 room Suites
  • Microwave and Refrigerators
  • Hot Breakfast Buffet
  • Fitness Center
  • Free High Speed Internet

Click here to Book

Room block reservations close 1/2

1-419-627-9595

Hampton Inn & Suites Sandusky/Milan

11608 US RT 250

Milan, Ohio 44846

This hotel is NOT on the CodeMash Shuttle route. Group Code: COD

  • $139 per night (Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.): 2 queen beds
  • $145 per night (Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.): 1 king with sofa sleeper
  • $149 per night (Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.): studio suite 2 queen beds with sofa sleeper

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

Click here to Book

Room block reservations close 12/12

1-419-499-8000
La Quinta Inn & Suites Sandusky

3304 Milan Rd.

Sandusky, Ohio 44870

This hotel is NOT on the CodeMash Shuttle route.

Group Code: CGMASH

  • $84 per night (Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.): 2 queen beds or 1 king bed
  • $99 per night (Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.): suite

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

Click here to Book

Room block reservations close 12/12

1-419-370-0315
Country Inn & Suites Sandusky South

11600 US RT 250

Milan, Ohio 44846

This hotel is NOT on the CodeMash Shuttle route.

Group Code: CODSMH

  • $99 per night (Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.): 2 queen or 1 king

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

Click here to Book

Room block reservations close 12/12

Tru Sandusky

6110 Milan Rd.

Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Group Code: COD

  • $119 per night: Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.

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

Click here to Book

Room block reservations close 12/12

1-419-625-8000

Motel 6 Sandusky/Milan

11406 US RT 250 N

Milan, Ohio 44846

This hotel is NOT on the CodeMash Shuttle route.

Group Code: CODEMASH

  • $55 per night: 2 double or 1 queen

Check-in: 3:00 pm; Check-out: 12:00 pm Motel 6 Sandusky/Milan offers:

  • Coffee (6am-10am)
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat-screen TV with AV connections
  • Guest laundry
  • EV charging stations
  • Pets welcome (stay free)

Room block reservations close 1/9

1-419-499-8001

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, with check-in starting Monday at 6:00pm.
  • 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 Thursday-Friday session schedule and breakfast will commence on Thursday at 7:00am, with check-in starting Wednesday at 6:00pm.

MEALS – 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.

Snacks, coffee, tea, soda are provided each day. Coffee and tea are available in the hallway, while soda and snacks can be had at the beverage centers with the punches on your badge, or for cash. Water is available in every session room.

Meals Provided-

Tuesday – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wednesday – Breakfast, Lunch

Thursday – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Friday – Breakfast, Lunch

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY – Due to Covid-19, CodeMash has an updated policy which is simply: Zero Worry Policy : Any attendee or sponsor can get a full refund at any time. If you are a speaker, and you feel you can’t attend, please let us know at any time. You will have our good wishes and there will be no ill will. We have a few speakers cancel every year, albeit for non-pandemic reasons, so we are used to planning around this. Unless the government tells us we may not hold the event, CodeMash will not be cancelled this year. Full information and any updates can be found at https://www.codemash.org/covid/ Instructions for asking for a ticket refund –  https://t.co/0zVDfbdkR1. Additionally, and as it was previously, you can still send a geek in your place.

ATTENDEES 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. Most questions we get are already answered on this page.

Some common questions:

  • “I clicked the link before <
    • 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:  Here