QA Working Group: June 2004 Face to Face meeting

The June Face to Face meeting of the QA Working Group will take place on Tuesday through Thursday, June 15, 16, and 17 on the Sun Microsystems campus
in Santa Clara, California.

The campus is bounded by Lafayette St, Agnew Rd, and Montague Expressway. The main entrance to the campus is Palm Drive, off Lafayette St. ( Use "Palm Drive, Santa Clara, CA" as the address when consulting online mapping services.) We will meet in the library of the Director's Mansion, which is Building 7 on the attached campus map.


Sun's Santa Clara campus is 4 miles from San Jose International Airport (SJC), and 32 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Use SJC if you have the option to do so.

Directions to the campus


1a. From San Jose airport, take 101 North (towards San Francisco)
1b. From San Francisco airport, take 101 South (towards San Jose)
2.  Take Montague Expressway exit towards Agnew Center
3.  Take the ramp to Lafayette Street and turn right
4.  Turn right on Palm Drive, onto the campus
5.  The mansion is towards the left - park wherever you see others parking

Public Transport

If you fly into San Jose, take a taxi (the campus is only 4 miles from the airport). The taxi fare from San Francisco airport is expensive (about $75). It's possible, but not especially convenient, to travel to Sun by train. Take a shuttle-bus to the Millbrae Caltrain station, then a one-hour train ride to Santa Clara, where you will need to call for a taxi to take you the remaining two miles to the campus (or your hotel). Ask for more information if you want to take this option.


We have a couple of choices for accommodations:

1) Marriott Hotel

27000 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 988-1500 
or nationwide number reservations: (800) 228-9290

This is a full-service hotel, situated about 1.5 miles from the Sun campus. Their mid-week rate (no Sun discount is available) is $189/day.

2) Sierra Suites Hotel

3915 Rivermark Plaza
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 486-0800 

This is an "extended stay" hotel, meaning that it doesn't have dining facilities. However, breakfast is included, and the hotel is located in a shopping area that contains many restaurants. See

The hotel is located less than a mile from the Sun campus (at the junction of Agnews and Lafayett on the campus map). They are offering the Sun Microsystems rate (studio - $95.00/day, 1 Bedroom - $105.00/day) to QAWG members. This rate includes a free breakfast, free local and domestic long distance phone calls, and free wired and wireless high speed internet access. They have a customized web-page for reservations: see

If you have any problems getting the Sun rate, please contact:

Joyce S. Dragon
Field Assignment Director / National Sales Team
Sierra Suites Hotels
office 408-486-0800
fax 408-970-9129
mobile 415-595-7150


Visitor's badges will be needed while on the campus. Arrangements to be announced.


Wired, but not wireless, Internet connectivity will be provided. Please ensure that you bring an Ethernet card and cable.


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