(keeping the subject line general, in case other Chicagoans want to jump in)
Would free housing make a big difference to you in deciding whether
you can come to code4lib 2013? Well, I can offer free crash space to
one female attendee. Or, I guess two is possible, if you're willing to
share a queen-sized air mattress.
Caveats include: my apartment is on the 3rd floor, it's a bit on the
under-heated side, and I have a cat who is very generous with her fur.
Bonuses include: the air mattress is normal-bed high, there are plenty
of blankets, and I'm less than a block from the El (okay, maybe that's
a caveat too, I'm used to the sound of trains).
Principal Cataloging Librarian