Evening Social Events

Get excited about our downtown Durham venues for evening activities. Our first evening (at the end of the tutorial day) offers a casual get-together to relax and refuel after a long day of learning. Our second evening is an elaborate setup of games and quests to entertain with food for thought and food for the body.

Kick-off Reception

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, sponsored by the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau
Evening Social at the 21c Museum Hotel
111 North Corcoran St, Durham (map)
Wind down from the day's training programs with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar in a newly opened modern art exhibition. Then wander over for a view of Durham at night from a rooftop oyster bar.

After-party at The Roof at The Durham Hotel, 8:00pm - until
315 E. Chapel Hill St, Durham (map)

Drinks & Data

Thursday, September 15th, 2016, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, sponsored by MaxPoint
Data & Drinks at The Rickhouse
609 Foster Street, Durham (map)
Once the RJ Reynold's Prizery, the Rickhouse now overlooks the historic Durham Athletic Park, scene of the film Bull Durham and former home of the renowned Durham Bulls baseball team. MaxPoint says: We have been charged by NumFOCUS with a sacred quest. If you will, join us for savory food, hearty beverages, and like-minded kin on our quest in search of the Holy Grail. The valiant and spirited data community may find the Holy Grail in the Castle of aaarrrggghh, The Rickhouse. Valiant souls may venture to the Ballmer Peak at their own peril and beware of giant games along the way.