Venue & Hotels

#PerfMatters Conference
Redwood City, CA
March 27-28, 2018

Conference Location

Cañada College Theater
4200 Farm Hill Blvd
Redwood City, CA 94061


The #PerfMatters Conference will take place March 27th and 28th, 2018, in the Cañada College Theater.

modern theater with 516 seats

The theatre is ADA compliant with handicap parking spots in front of the theatre.

Coffee, snacks, lunch and the after party will be held in The Grove. The Grove, a 4,537-square-feet open space lounge, has a beautiful view, and is also ADA compliant.


Marriott hotels is offering #PerfMatters a special group rate: 

To receive the group room rate, sign up at the links below. If you want to book the even lower rates for Saturday and Sunday night, call the hotels directly and mention that you are registering as part of the #PerfMatters Conference room block. Rates will be honored until March 8, 2018, or until the hotel sells out, whichever comes first.

Courtyard by Marriott Redwood City
600 Bair Island Rd,
Redwood City, CA 94063
$264 per night / $139 weekend night

This new hotel (less than a year) is closer to downtown Redwood City, which actually has a semblance of a night life.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Belmont Redwood Shores
1401 Shoreway Rd,
Belmont, CA 94002
$249  per night / $119 weekend night

This brand new hotel (less than 2 months old) is less accessible to restaurants and any semblance of activity, which may be a good thing for some.

Both hotels are offering our group:

Room Share

Looking to save money by sharing a room? Looking to help someone out who doesn't have the budget for a bay area hotel room? Please join the #PerfMatters Slack channel and find a roommate.

If you do have a hotel room, consider offering up the second bed in your hotel room to someone who doesn't have corporate sponsorship.

Note about Pacific Euro Hotel

The Pacific Euro Hotel is a 1-star Hotel at 868 Main St, Redwood City, CA: If you want to stay at the most inexpensive place around, this is it. It's a dumpy hotel with parking that is metered from 10:00am to 6:00pm. I think it has shared bathrooms and the internet is not secure, but the location and price are great. The hotel is located downtown, near all the restaurants and coffee shops. There are a few homeless people on that block, but it's a safe city. We can not recommend this place at all. However, if you don't have corporate sponsorship for your hotel stay, it is the only place on the Peninsula that is under $100. I think it's about $69/night with shared bathroom, $89/night with your own bathroom.

Getting here

Cañada College is a community college located half way between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The campus is at 4200 Farm Hill Boulevard in an unincorporated area of San Mateo County, California, just off Highway 280.

Parking: No permit needed, but park in a student lot.

It is spring break at Canada College, so they are not enforcing student permits, but they are still enforcing all other permits and parking rules.

Please park in a student lot, and definitely not in any parking lot reading "staff only". Parking lot #6 seems to make the most sense.If you're coming by car, there is ample parking. Park your car in lot #6.

By Car: 280 to Exit #27 at Farm Hill Blvd

From Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Fremont or Union City:

  1. From the east bay, take the Dumbarton Bridge (84 West).
  2. Continue onto Marsh Road, staying on 84 West.
  3. Take 101 north, staying on 84 West, to exit 408, Woodside Road.
  4. Take Woodside Road / 84-West all the way to 280.
  5. Head North on 280 toward San Francisco until the next exit, and follow the directions below:

From the south or north bay,

  1. Take 280 to exit 27.
  2. Head east on Farm Hill Blvd.
  3. At the first light, about 0.8 miles, take a left onto The Loop Road to enter the campus.
  4. Note: If you have a handicap parking permit, stay left at the fork in the road continuing on The Loop Road, and park in lot #4.
  5. All others: Head left onto Campus Circle at the fork.
  6. Park in parking lot #6, which is the first lot on the left. See parking details above.

From the east bay, Hayward or farther north, or the coast, follow the directions above, taking 92 to get to 280.

By Public Transportation: Bus #274 from RWC CalTrain

If you're coming by public transportation, you'll want to catch the bus from the Redwood City CalTrain station.

Catch bus #274 from the Redwood City Transit station, just opposite the Redwood City CalTrain station. The bus leaves every half hour at 14m and 43m past the hour.

If you see a bunch of people waiting, ask if they're heading to Canada College and share a Lyft (not an Uber).

By Plane: SFO, SJC, and OAK are all A.O.K.

While SFO / San Francisco will have the best direct options, realize the conference is half way between SFO /San Francisco and SJC / Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.

A little less convenient, but still completely doable, and just and extra 8 miles further, is OAK / Oakland International Airport, in Oakland, CA.

Accessibility and Inclusion

We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive event

In order to have an inclusive event with a welcoming atmosphere, we hope to remove all accessibility barriers that may hinder anyone from attending this event. If there are any issues that you feel may prevent you from attending and fully enjoying this event, we will do our best to accommodate, but we need to know ahead of time as best we can what those issues may be. Please get in touch and let us know what we can do to help.

In case you haven't figured it out, we want to ensure anyone who wants to attend this event can attend this event.*

* In terms of diversity scholarships, priority will be given to those attending five or few events a year or have otherwise demonstrated an interest in the topic of web performance. This is not an open invitation to the local conference hopper contingent.