2008 Chief Delphi Web Hug

It’s that time again. Time for everybody to come face to face and get out from behind those monitors, keyboards, and thousands of miles of Internet.

What: 2008 Chief Delphi Web Hug
When: Thursday, April 17, 2008 12:00 Noon
Where: Courtyard between Hall C and the Dome. (map; the big orange/black 47)
Who: You have a forum account? You’re invited.

Mike Martus (from Chief Delphi) will give a quick hello, let people meet & greet, share some statistics and hand out some goodies. It shouldn’t take too long (15-20 minutes). I most likely will not be able to make it (working a field for IFI) this year.

As in previous years, we will be having a raffle this year. It will work the same way as previous years. Starting at midnight, we will be giving away 15 raffle tickets each hour. You may get one this coming week, and one next week, for a total of two chances to win. You’ll see the link show up top above the spotlight – it will show for 1 minute (the 47th minute of each hour). We’ll be picking the winners before the webhug, to save some time, but you must be present to win, and pick up your prize – a limited edition 2008 web hug t-shirt (new design for 2008).

The ranges for getting your two raffle tickets are as follows:
4/1 - 4/7
4/8 - 4/14

1st Ticket: Vexplorer, Vexplorer Tank Tread Kit, Vexplorer Flashlight Kit, (donated by IFI)
1st-10th Tickets: Solidworks Thumb Drive, (donated by Solidworks)
2nd-5th Tickets: AndyMark Cap, (donated by AndyMark, Inc.)
6th-9th Tickets: AndyMark Backpack, (donated by AndyMark, Inc.)
1st-30th Tickets: Hexbug, (donated by IFI)
All Tickets: Solidworks Student Edition, (donated by Solidworks)
All Tickets: CD 2008 Webhug T-Shirt

People have mentioned that in the past they forgot about the webhug because Thursday is a very busy day. So, again like previous years, you can get a text message reminder. Go into your user cp, click Text Mesasge Reminders and set up your reminder.

If you don’t know what the Web Hug is, and want to learn about previous years, see these links:

photos: webhug photos
info: 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Also, last year there was a mistake with the drawing where I accidentally included 2006 and 2007 tickets in there, so people who weren’t there because they didn’t get a ticket in 2007 were getting called. I’ll make sure this doesn’t happen again – all tickets drawn will be from 2008. :slight_smile:

I’ve also created a test event in the Text Message Reminders so you can see if the Webhug reminder will be sent properly. If any other events want a reminder set up, send me a private message.

Hi Brandon,
you say the ticket links will be available from midnight… but who’s midnight?

will the the links show for me when Israel’s midnight comes up, or whatever timezone the server is in?



I think the “Send a message via Skype™ to Brandon Martus” is breaking the layout when you are online :slight_smile:
(lazy web developer’s solution - never logon to skype :slight_smile: )

I wouldn’t worry about it so much. tickets are available in between those dates every hour on the 47th min.so it doesn’t matter that much who’s midnight as long as you get one of the hundreds which are available between those dates

Yay! webhug! I missed the last years because I was busy involved in robotics. But this year I’m going down for fun! :smiley: Even before my team won a regional. You mainly find me in the Autodesk booth. Come hug me if I forget!

Come to think of it; 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week = 24*7= 168 with 15 tickets available each hour, that total increases to 2520. multiple that by two for the second week and there is 5040 tickets actually available?

If this is correct, wow. If it’s not correct feel free to correct me.

With all that in mind, Martus’s what is the average amount of tickets actually awarded?

2006: 245 tickets to 141 people
2007: 267 tickets to 177 people

We usually give out 10-20 shirts … I forget the exact number.

Got my first one :smiley: .

Last year they said to print it out and bring it with us…but we never did anything with them. Do we really need to print them out?

47 silly…

this will be my first time going to the championships, can’t wait to meet everybody. stares at the computer clock waiting for the 47th min

If you have problems printing, or whatever, check here to see your tickets:


Yes I think there are 47 shirts - new design…

Please promise no rain… we have never been rained on…

I’ll try to make it this year. Me and DannyMcc can never sneak out of the pits it seems.

Yeah like Dustin said. We planned on going every year but never found the time. Deffinately going to be there this year.

My treatment worked well and i was cured from this FIRST/Robotics disease for 8 months!!! All this time i was mainly out of states. But as soon as i got back in mid February, I ran into an old robotics friend from OH and BAM! next thing you know i was looking at this years animation.
Anyways…I’ve been diagnosed with this disease again and they say it will run its course till…:ahh:

I’m back in action and will be in ATL with my team, and yes … I"M PUMPED!
Can’t wait.

Imad A.

PS I know I haven’t been in touch with most of you guys/friends (especially funky Floridians), so i beg your pardon; will try my best to make it up to you guys!

If we get the funds, team 2543 will most likely go

So long as we keep the tornados away we’ll be okay…

Doh… I was clicking through reading a few threads and all of a sudden CD got horribly grindingly slow… I looked down… 4:45… Two links later, it wouldnt open and for all of 4:47 CD was down… ahh let the madness of 47 begin! (must find less populated hours to read… :))

I think that was when I was fixing the database … I try to do that daily, now. Just like 20 min ago, when I fixed it today.

I got my first one and I am READY!