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Hackster Live Ambassador Update - April 10, 2017
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Hackster Live Ambassador Update

March Overview
 New Slack Channel:

In the last update I shared new requirments for sharing your meetup photos. You can read about those requirements here. To allow a place to share photo links, we created a new slack channel #hacksterlive_photos where you can post links to your photo albums after each event.
*Note: Please only post links and not individual photos as we do not have unlimited storage and photos take up space. 
 
Workshop Survey:

Monica and I would like to know what you think about our workshops, what you would like to learn about in future workshops, and other suggestions you may have for improvement.
Please take the time to fill out this quick survey here. You can tell us your name, or keep it anonymous, it's up to you!

Microsoft IoT Bootcamp Follow-up:

Last month Microsoft and Hackster presented the Microsoft IoT Bootcamp. Many of you attended and will be receiving reimbursement soon. If you attended and want a refresher, or if you weren't able to attend and want to  learn more, you can download the videos from the event here
Notice of Change to Ambassador Agreement
If you've been on slack in the past week you may have seen a message from Monica about a new clause that we added to our Ambassador Agreement. Last week we discovered an ambassador was dishonest about running meetups and was using sponsored hardware and emburse for personal use. Due to the seriousness of this offense, we dismissed him from the Hackster Live Program and banned him from the Hackster community.

*Because of this, we’ve had to add a new policy to the Ambassador agreement:*

 
"We have ZERO tolerance for lying.

If we discover that ambassadors are deceiving us in order to profit from the program without fulfilling their duties (for instance, lying about whether they ran a meetup or not) they will be dismissed from the program and may be expected to return money or hardware that we sent them.

Depending on the severity of the offense, we reserve the right to notify your entire meetup group about the offense, remove you from Slack, and ban you from Hackster."

If you can’t agree to an ambassador agreement that includes this section please contact us.
Using Hackster Live Event Page 
New Feature: Copy your event to meetup.com

You can now publish your event post from Hackster Live directly to meetup.com! Once you have created your event and filled in all the necessary boxes on you Live page, you can copy that information directly to your meetup page by clicking the "publish to meetup.com" button. This will create a draft in your meetup account that you can see and edit before announcing the event to your meetup.com members. 

                            

Reminder: Post your events on your Hackster Live Page

Last month was the first sponsored workshop since our new Silicon Tier Ambassador requirements were announced. Don't forget to post your events on your Hackster Live Page and encourage event attendees to RSVP on the site!

Why? This helps us to automate metrics we send to sponsors about how many events we had and who RSVPd. We're also building some new features to make this even easier.

Also keep in mind that you should be running an event each month, even during months when we don't have a sponsored workshop. Unsponsored months are great opportunities for you to have a Hacks and Snacks event with show and tell, or to teach a new topic your members have been wanting to learn. You can learn more about how to post your events here
Kudos
Arduino Day Events 2017

A big shout out to all of the Hackster Live chapters that ran an Arduino Day event on April 1st to celebrate Arduino's birthday! The following chapters posted Arduino Day events on their Hackster Live pages. Check out some of the photos! 
 
 

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Educational Fair in Serbia

Zoran Roncevic and his co-ambassadors helped organize and run an educational fair in Novi Sad, Serbia in March. Students did demos and workshops with visitors and shared their fantastic projects. You can see more photos here, and don't miss the video!
 
                   
New Chapter Ambassadors
We have two new chapter ambassadors to introduce this month and one familiar face taking on a bigger role in his community. A big welcome to our new Ambassadors!

Ian Lee
is our new ambassador in Nashville. He has years of experience running meetups and working with hardware.
 
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Jolynn Enriquez
loves learning and teaching new skills and will be running her meetups in El Campo Texas.
 
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Travis Teague
will be stepping up to the plate and taking over the role of ambassador for the Houston hardware meetup.  
New Co-Ambassadors

In addition to our new chapter leads, we also have a few new co-ambassadors to introduce. Thanks for joining us!

Josh Long
will be joining Ian and acting as co-ambassador in Nashville
 
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Lance Lemond
is coming to us from Santa Monica to join Elijah as his co-ambassador. 
 
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Julio Rodriguez
will be stepping down as ambassador of Houston's meetup, but don't worry we'll still see him around as a co-ambassador!  
Your Next Steps
Create an event for April on your Hackster Live page.
Post you event photo album links to slack #hacksterlive_photos
Post a project to Hackster using last month's sponsored hardware.
+1 Fill out the workshop survey 
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