You’re invited to the WRRF Spark 2020 Digital Convention for FRC and FTC teams on September 19-20! Featuring nearly three dozen workshops for FRC and FTC (and a bit of FLL) throughout the weekend presented by teams across California - whether you’re in mechanical, electrical, software, business, or strategy, whether you’re a lead or just starting out, whether you live in CA or not, we have something for you to help you start off the offseason/season right!
But it’s more than just workshops! Want to hear from other team leads about how they’re navigating these tough times? Come attend our leadership roundtables! Missed meeting new folks at competition this year? How about some speed friending sessions? Or come de-stress with your fellow FIRSTers in some rounds of Jeopardy, Spyfall, or Skribbl.io. We’ll also be hosting a CADathon that will start during the event, and end a week or two after!
Check out everything you can attend in our program here, and sign up by the end of day on Thursday, September 17! (All times are in PDT.) And, in the coming weeks, we’ll also be highlighting all you can look forward to at the event on our new event-specific Instagram, so follow us there! We’re excited to be using Hopin, an new online events platform, to power this event.
Registration is still $5 / attendee as with our in-person events in the past, but the process looks a bit different this year.
[If you happen to be one of our presenters, do not follow the steps below. Instead, keep an eye out for further instructions from the planning committee.]
Then, we will send you an email invite to Hopin within 24 hours (we currently have to manually send invites, so you won’t receive one immediately). The email will be coming from an @hopin.to address, make sure your spam filters don’t filter it.
After receiving the invite, follow the link in the email to create an account on Hopin, join the event, and pay for registration to complete the process. (You can delete your Hopin account after the event if you don’t want it to stay around).
To reiterate, you need to both fill out the Google Form and register/pay on Hopin to attend. Your registration is not complete until you have received the “You’re in!” confirmation email from Hopin.
Some questions you may have:
I’d like to register and pay for my team members as a group. Can I?
- Hopin requires that each attendee register their own individual account to participate in the event, but we do have a way for you to pay for all of your team members as a group if needed. First, please send the total number of people that’ll be attending from your team to workshops /at/ wrrf [dot] org. We’ll send you a link to a custom ticket that is priced at the total amount your team members would be paying altogether (so if you’ll have 4 members plus yourself attending it’d be 5 x $5 = $25, etc.). After you’ve registered and paid, we’ll create a pool of prepaid tickets for your team and, from then on, we’ll send anyone we see signing up from your team (after they’ve filled out the Google Form) a custom invite to Hopin that links to one of those tickets. Each team member will still need to register on Hopin individually, but this way they will not need to provide their own payment info or ask for yours.
Will the sessions be recorded?
- We are still evaluating this. Assume no until further notice.
I haven’t used Hopin, and am worried I won’t be able to figure out how to get into my sessions etc.
- We chose Hopin partly because we thought it was pretty easy to use, but also recognize that attendees may not be as familiar with it as with other platforms like Zoom, so we will be hosting quick tutorial sessions in the main stage in Hopin at the start of the event on both days to show you how to get around the rest of the platform - don’t worry!
Thanks, let us know if you have any other questions, and looking forward to seeing you there!
(Posted on behalf of the rest of the WRRF Spark 2020 Planning Committee)