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About Event

A celebration of local first software, dweb, software builders, and trains!

Take a train from Seattle to St. Louis to celebrate the last Strange Loop. Jam on software projects, share what you're working on, meet new people, and see the sights of the Empire Builder line.

Brought to you by the Gradient Retreat and Causal Islands


Travel time is 3 nights / 4 days

  • Seattle departure, 4:55pm PST, Monday, Sept 18th, 2023

  • Arrive Chicago 4:55pm CST

  • Depart Chicago 7:15pm CST

  • Arrive St. Louis 12:15am CST Thursday, Sept 21st, 2023

Strange Loop starts Thursday morning!


  • This is one way only, you're responsible for return travel from St. Louis

  • Doesn't include accomodation in St. Louis (but we can look at some shared spaces with late check in)

  • Doesn't include Strange Loop tickets

  • Will include tickets to SECRET LOCAL FIRST SATURDAY EVENT

  • Plan to return on Sunday, Sept 24th (in any travel type you like!)

More discussion and further details on the Fission wiki