Event Information

What to bring

  • Laptop
  • Power cable
  • Reusable water bottle


Data Rescue Houston will take place in the Kyle Morrow Room, which is on the third floor of Rice University’s Fondren Library. Please see the Rice campus map.

Visitors are required to present a current government-issued photo ID when they enter at the library’s East Entrance. Access via the West Entrance, facing the Pavilion, is restricted to Rice ID holders.


The closest parking to Fondren Library is the Rice Central Garage.  Please see the Rice University interactive campus map for a map of the parking lots and campus buildings.

Less expensive (and father away) parking ($2/day) is available at the Greenbriar Lot.

Rice Parking maintains a current list of prices.

Bus and Train

You can take the bus or light rail to Rice.

Code of Conduct

All participants are expected to abide by Data Rescue Houston’s Code of Conduct. Please contact the organizers if any problems come up.

Tentative Schedule

Please note that this schedule is fluid and subject to change.

Time Activity
9:30-9:45 a.m. Coffee & check-in
9:45-10:30 Introduction to Data Rescue/ general training
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Work sprint 1
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-2:45 Work sprint 2
2:45-3:00 Coffee/ cookie break
3:00-5:00 Work sprint 3
5:00-5:30 Wrap up and next steps

Wireless Access

Wireless is available throughout Fondren Library, whether through the Rice Visitor network, eduroam (for those affiliated with a college or university), or Rice Owl.


We’ll provide bagels, coffee, fruit, pizza, salad (for vegans and those on gluten free diets), drinks, cookies and salty snacks. Of course, you’re welcome to bring your own snacks if you have specific preferences or needs.


Fondren Library can be a tricky building to navigate. Consult a floor map to find a restroom, stairwell or other facility, or ask one of the organizers (we’ll be wearing glowsticks).