August 21-23, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA

Frequently Asked Questions

What meals are provided at the conference?

In order to keep ticket costs low, we do not provide food. In the heart of the Cultural District and nearby Downtown, there are a plethora of restaurants with a variety of cuisines.

The convention center will offer food via a vendor inside of the main hall.

The schedule is intentionally light for two hours during lunch time so attendees can take breaks as it fits their personal schedule and we can avoid overwhelming local restaurants.

Will sessions be recorded?

Some talks will be recorded; those will posted to Code & Supply’s YouTube channel as they are edited in the weeks after the conference.

Interested in widening the breadth of talks recorded? We have a video recording sponsorship meant just for this.

Can I provide my résumé or contact information to sponsors?

Yes! Be sure to complete your Event Profile on your Code & Supply Profile. If you upload your résumé or CV to the profile, it will be shared with sponsors who have opted to receive these documents from attendees. You can also bring paper copies or a business card with a URL to give to exhibiting sponsors.

Is Internet provided?

We encourage attendees to get the most out of their conference experience by devoting their attention to the sessions, fellow attendees, sponsors, and the conference environment. We discourage general Internet use.

That said, WiFi will be available, but should not be relied on. Thousands of devices in a small area makes for very congested airwaves.

Attendees who are on-call or otherwise need Internet should rely on their own hotspot or mobile device tether. Use of wired tethering ( iOS | Android) is strongly advised in order to free up spectrum for those who do not follow this advice.

Organizers have found that cellular LTE service works decently in Abstractions’ area of the DLCC, but assume that it, too, will be stressed.

There is WiFi in some areas along Penn Ave and many restaurants in the Cultural District have WiFi, as well. PittMesh does not yet have a presence downtown.

What time will the conference end on the last day?

The final session is scheduled to begin at 6:15 pm.

Can you provide more details about the childcare arrangements?

We’re still working out the details of our childcare package but will be sure to work with a professional service that specializes in event childcare and is licensed to work with children.

How can I transfer (or cancel) my ticket?

Unfortunately, all sales are final in accordance with our refund policy.

We want your ticket to go to good use and will support transfers to a new name.

You can transfer your ticket by visiting your Code & Supply profile and clicking the “Reassign Tickets” feature once you’re logged in.

Can I share my ticket if I cannot attend all three days?

Only sponsor-only, booth-only tickets are shareable.

Can I donate my unusable ticket to an attendee in need?

Yes! The Code & Supply Scholarship Fund is a separate organization that manages conference scholarships, including those for Abstractions.

Here you will find instructions how to easily donate your ticket to the pool.

This donation will be tax-deductible in the amount that you paid for the ticket.

Are there any group discounts?

In order to make our event accessible, we’ve already tried to make ticket prices as low as possible. We do offer 10% discount for group orders.

We very generous with our sponsorship packages in terms of complimentary tickets and offer 20% discount to sponsors.

Can you facilitate group orders?

Abstractions can make it easier for certain larger orders of tickets. If you

  • would like to purchase more than $2,000 in tickets at one time
  • can be invoiced for the order
  • can pay the invoice via check, wire, or other non-credit method on NET 30 terms

Contact our operations team for more information.