Deconstruct - Seattle, WA - Thu & Fri, Apr 23-24 2020


Will you record the talks and post them somewhere?

Yes! They'll show up on this site eventually.

What time of day is the conference?

The conference runs during business hours: beginning around 9:00-10:00 AM and ending around 5:00 PM on both days. The details vary year to year and aren't finalized until a week or two before the event. We'll always post the exact start and end times in advance of the conference.

Where is the schedule?

We don't publish a detailed schedule in advance (who's talking when, when is lunch, etc.) Mostly that's because we adjust it as we go: talks go short, talks go long, speakers get sick and have to change slots, etc. However, if you need a schedule for any medical or other personal reason, please contact us and we'll send you the schedule that we use.

Can I volunteer?

Maybe! We need a limited number of volunteers, mostly during registration. We set up early, around 8:00 AM on the first day, to make sure that we're ready to go when attendees start arriving. If that sounds interesting, please contact us!

We want to sponsor your conference!

You can't! We don't accept sponsors.

Do you provide childcare?

Yes, childcare is included for all attendees. Check the childcare box during registration. Or, if you need to request childcare after registering, log in and update the childcare checkbox on the change registration page. Please contact us with any questions.

Our childcare services are provided by Big Time Kid Care, the same vendor that we used last year. They also provide childcare for PyCon, which has a great reputation and hosts 3,000+ attendees. There are no extra rooms to host childcare in Cinerama itself, so we've booked a meeting room at The Warwick Hotel across the street from the venue. Big Time and the kids will take it over during the conference days.

If you request childcare, you'll get an email from Big Time before the conference introducing themselves and asking for some details.


Can I get a refund?

No refunds. Sorry!

Can I transfer my ticket?

Yes! Just log in and click "Transfer" when viewing your registration. This will update the registration email, but will not update the registered name and badge text. Please remind the person receiving the ticket to update those! They can do that by logging in and clicking on the "Change" link at the bottom of the page. Note that last-minute transfers may have badges with the original name, since we have a hard cut-off date for badge printing.

What's the difference between individual and corporate registration?

Corporate registration means that your employer or company is paying. This applies when:

Individual registration means that you're paying with your own money and won't be reimbursed.

This price difference allows us to give a break to people who aren't currently working as programmers, or whose employers don't pay for conference registrations. We use the honor system, so please choose the option that applies to you!

I registered, but can't make it. Can I defer my ticket until next year?

No, sorry. You can transfer your ticket to someone else, though!


Where is the conference?

Cinerama, located at 2100 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121.

Is there an outlet at my seat?

No, sorry!

Are there gender-neutral restroom facilities?

Yes! Cinerama has two gendered restrooms downstairs and gender-neutral restrooms upstairs.

Is the venue ADA-friendly?

Yes! Cinerama's theater has several dedicated spots for wheelchairs. If you have any accessibility questions, please contact us and we'll make sure that everything goes smoothly.

Will there be closed-captioning?

Yes! We've hired a real-time captioner. Captions will be streamed via a web app, so you'll need an Internet-connected device to view them.

Does the venue have luggage or coat-check?

No luggage or coat check at Cinerama, unfortunately. (This isn't an opera venue; that was last year!)

Is there a lactation / maternity room?

Unfortunately, we can't provide a lactation/maternity room this year. Our previous venue had lots of extra space, but Cinerama is only a movie theater, some stairs, and a few restrooms. (We also had to move child care off-site and we don't have a green room for the speakers.)

Travel / Accommodation

How do I get from the airport to Seattle? Do I need a rental car?

No rental car necessary. Seattle has Uber, Lyft and taxis that go downtown. You can also take public transportation.

Where can I park?

This is downtown Seattle, so you'll be able to find parking but expect to pay $20 or a bit more. Spot hero has a list of parking options.

What hotels are nearby?

Cinerama is in Belltown, Seattle, which is at the northern end of downtown Seattle. We're not providing specific recommendations because there are so many walkable hotels to choose from, including most major hotel chains.

Are breakfast or lunch provided?

There will be snacks available all day, but not a full breakfast. For lunch, we'll set you loose on Belltown with a generous break to chat with other attendees. (There are hundreds of restaurants within walking distance.)