Yes, it’s that time of the year again! It’s time to think about getting together for a nice hug in Atlanta. When? What time? I’m thinking Saturday because we have a defined lunch that day, we can meet then.
PS, If you have an iPod, come and mabey we can get a huge photo of all of the iPod owners and uploading it to the ipodlounge.com iPods Around the World gallery!
The webhug has always been on Thursday for a few reasons.
First is because Thursday is the least intense day. Yes, some people have to miss it for practice matches, but some people would miss it friday, and even more would miss it saturday, with that whole strategy thing
Second is that if you meet people on Thursday, you have a chance to hang out with them Friday and Saturday. It doesn’t do you any good to meet people right before you leave.
This is the event at the Nationals where all the persons that seem to live on these forum’s get a chance to see each other face to face. We have such a great community of FIRST people that it is quite exciting to share a few moments and a “Hug” to start the competition. – Mike Martus
We’ll post an announcement on the main portal page when we come up with a date/time we will be having it.
oh i can’t wait!!! this’ll be my first web hug, i wanted to go last year, but completely missed it Thursday definately sounds like the best day to have it, cuz then you’d only be missing what; maybe practice round or two. i know, i’m not a driver, never have been, never will be, but hopefully by Nat’s, drivers know the field and the limits of thier bot, right? And as mentioned earlier, do it thurs, and you can hang out with people you’ve just met the other 2 days
I can’t wait I ahve been to one nationals before but I had never heard of CD l;et alone a web hug until after NAtionals so I am psyched! I have a question does everybody walka roudn with name tags saying like “HI My name is… MisterX” and such?
Sorry to be the noob but I don’t hang out on web boards too often and this is only my second year of first. It’s also my first year going to the championship. (Woohoo!) What is a web hug? And aside from hotels is there a way to connect to the net with a laptop? Thanks ;p
A web hug is a meet for anyone and everone on these boards who want to see eachother. Mr. Martus usually speaks and hands out special buttons (OOOHHH!!! AHAHAH!!!) and some pics are taken. We can meet and chat, but the best part is the end, where we all do what the meet’s title is, we have a giant hug. After that we hang and chat.
Soap set up a wireless web service last year, but I don’t know about this year.
Brandon said “live in these forums” I was wondering if there was an eticate thing to deal with activity on the forums. I am fairly new and not uber active /looks up at post #/ . So i was wondering are all delphiers invited or is it just the more active ones. wow i sound like a super newb - no offense- just curious in a not knowing because of lack of experience manner Anyway if i can go i will try to find time with driving and all. /frowns, doesn’t look good/
Anyone can go, some people do some dont. I know i missed it in past years but this year i am excited about meeting everyone (i can). If you have the chance i would suggest anyone to try to come, i have found it awesome to meet other FIRSTers and see what they are like, maybe you will mke some new friends.