Updated: August 10, 2021
In June, we started planning for CodeMash 2022. At the time, things were looking up, in relation to Covid, and CM22 was more than six months away. At this point, not fully knowing how things will change (for the worse, or the better), we just don’t know what the situation will be. We will defer major decisions until closer to the event. We are planning CM22 as if we can hold CodeMash like a normal year. As we move towards January, and we know more, we will adjust the event as we need to, to respond to health concerns and any government mandates we are under.
If you are an attendee, a potential speaker, or a sponsor, please proceed like usual. If, as time goes on, and you are uncertain about the safety, then you will be able to back out at any time –
- As an attendee, with a full refund. There is a matter of credit card fees if the refund is after 30 days of purchase. We are working with our ticket vendors to work around these fees in the case of a safety concern. We will have full details before attendee tickets go on sale.
- As a speaker, with our good wishes and no ill will. This actually happens every year to a small number of speakers, albeit for non-pandemic reasons.
- As a sponsor, with a full refund. There is a matter of credit card fees if the refund is after 30 days of purchase. We are working with our ticket vendors to work around these fees in the case of a safety concern. If you didn’t pay with a credit card, then the 30 day fee limit is of no concern.
We will provide more details as we get closer to attendee ticket sales, in October, and as we know more. It will depend on the existing mandates from the government, and the changing situation around variants, vaccines, and so on. Solutions will range from ‘Run as normal’, if things are back to normal, all the way to cancelling the event if things are as bad as they were last year. Since things can change so quickly, we will remain flexible until we are closer to the event, and know more.