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    grail63

    Checking the forecast for next week looks like upper 80's maybe 90 with 60 - 70% humidity.  Be prepared to sweat....

    Also are shorts dress appropriate for the conference?  With this kind of heat they may be more comfortable. 

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    DBegley

    @grail63: Though it is warm outside, the convention center has air conditioning, and I usually have a jacket or sweater on during the event.

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    LongTrail

    grail63, here is link to a similar question last year.

    Also, the Dewpoint is usually a better indicator to how oppressive the heat will feel. I am hoping for a dewpoint under 60.

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    CAReed

    It looks like there's a chance of rain in the forecast for each day starting on Wednesday.  That's a good indicator of humidity for Houston.  While it's not as oppressive as NOLA (my opinion), it can be pretty sticky.

    For me, it doesn't matter: it's all humid; I'm coming in from West Texas; what's rain, by the way? :P

    Oh, yes, those ACs will likely be blowing.  Shorts may be a good idea outside, but depending on how the AC is working, you might regret on the inside.  Suggestion: Wear regular pants on Monday and see how the climate is inside; if you can stand it, wear shorts from then on.

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    Seadawg

    Try those convertible (zip-off) pants; unzip the bottom of the legs and put them into your new TechEd back pack! Just remember... No Manpris! (according to Joey Snow) Unless you wear the correct boots and Star Trek Redshirt. 

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    grail63

    , CAReed wrote

    It looks like there's a chance of rain in the forecast for each day starting on Wednesday.  That's a good indicator of humidity for Houston.  While it's not as oppressive as NOLA (my opinion), it can be pretty sticky.

    For me, it doesn't matter: it's all humid; I'm coming in from West Texas; what's rain, by the way? :P

    Oh, yes, those ACs will likely be blowing.  Shorts may be a good idea outside, but depending on how the AC is working, you might regret on the inside.  Suggestion: Wear regular pants on Monday and see how the climate is inside; if you can stand it, wear shorts from then on.

    I am from the Phoenix area so I am used to heat however Heat + Humidity not so much.

    Question on attire. At work dress code is dress pants/long sleeve dress shirt. When I went to my first MMS I assumed attire was the same. However when I got to the conference it was mostly casual T shirt jeans/shorts and I was severely overdressed. Is Teched the same? With it being so hot I would rather avoid the dress clothes.

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    1wisegeek

    It is casual.

    Mostly jeans and swag shirts or polo's

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    blangston

    I'm planning on mostly shorts, jeans, and t-shirts. May take a polo or two.

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    CAReed

    @grail63, dress code is basically whatever's legal (though anything too offensive will likely get you a request to either go back to the hotel and change or buy a new shirt from the conference store; and no, Apple and Google apparel are not considered offensive).  However, I know some people are required to dress as they should for work, so you will see some ties, some coats, some dresses; etc.

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    grail63

    , CAReed wrote

    @grail63, dress code is basically whatever's legal (though anything too offensive will likely get you a request to either go back to the hotel and change or buy a new shirt from the conference store; and no, Apple and Google apparel are not considered offensive).  However, I know some people are required to dress as they should for work, so you will see some ties, some coats, some dresses; etc.

    Thanks I think I will leave the button up shirts at home.  This will save on my packing so more room for tech expo freebees.

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