Hackster Live Ambassador Update - March 3, 2017
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Hackster Live Ambassador Update

Ambassador Agreement
In our last update we shared our new ambassador agreement with you.  We are still missing quite a few signatures and need your help to get reach our goal of having 100% of ambassador signatures by March 20th. Please read and sign this ASAP if you haven't already. You can find the document here.
March Webinar Training Date and Time Change
March Shipment Delayed
We ordered new hardware for you at the beginning of February, but because of new accounting we couldn't figure out how to pay for it! Finally it's all paid and will be shipped Monday. If you added your email address to your live page last week, you'll get your tracking numbers automatically.

Training Webinar Date and Time Change!
In our previous update we scheduled our project training webinar for Saturday, March 4th. However, since our shipment was delayed, we have changed the training webinar to Thursday, March 9th at 5:30PM Pacific time.

We will still be having a social call Saturday, March 4th at 9:00AM Pacific time that we would love for you to join! Ask questions about the program, this month's project, or share project you've made. We'll be using YouTube Live.

Can't make it? The training will also be available on our youtube channel. 

No More PayPal Reimbursements for Live Expenses
Don't worry, we'll still reimburse you if you sign up for the Microsoft bootcamp! Also, If you've already requested a reimbursement, we'll honor that, but from now on, please make sure everything goes on your Emburse card. Because of new accounting, using PayPal is a lot more difficult.
March Project Information
Updated Project Directions

We will be using Greg V.'s "Lend me your ears" project on Hackster as the inspiration for our March workshop. We have created a workshop with step by step instructions to accommodate various skill levels. This is a simplified version of the original project using LEDs and other basic materials that are easily accessible. You can find the modified project workshop here. 

March Sponsors



Using Hackster Live Event Page 
Reminder: Post your March event on your Hackster Live Page!

This is the first sponsored workshop since our new Silicon Tier Ambassador requirements were announced. Don't forget to post your event 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.
You can learn more about how to post your event here

Script for RSVP's 

When you create an event on your Hackster Live page, all RSVPs will receive an e-mail reminder one day before the event telling them what to bring and the topic of the workshop. This is an automatic e-mail created by Hackster. This month's reminder contains the following message:

"For this project, please bring a Mac, Chromebook, or Linux computer. Make sure your computer supports bluetooth. You can check this on Mac by going to menu → system report → bluetooth → Bluetooth Low Energy supported must say “yes.”
Note: only bring a Windows computer if you're ok with being frustrated. Microsoft's newly released Windows 10 Creators Update may solve the issues with bluetooth drivers, but no promises that it will work with this project.
We'll be providing the Arduino and Mikroelektronika shield and relays.
If you want to use the relay, you'll need a LOW VOLTAGE (12V or less) lamp or led string lights as well as power supply (it's probably best to bring your own soldering iron as well). Otherwise you can stick to using just LEDs and the arduino 101 - it's a pretty cool project with just LEDs!
Something like these would work well:
LED Strip
Power supply
Charlotte IoT Robot Sumo Wrestling

The Charlotte Hackster Live chapter ran a meetup in February that included a robot sumo wrestling competition! They had an AWESOME turn out with 56 people attending the event. For more pictures check out the link here. 


Hackster Key Chains

Gustavo Reynaga and Johnathan Hottell made some sweet Hackster key chains with their 3D printers. Take a look!  


Dallas Meetup at Fab Now 2017

The Hackster Live Dallas Meetup hosted a booth at the Fab Now 2017 Conference in Fort Worth. They had lots of fun gadgets to share with people and even ran an Arduino 101 and Blynk Rover workshop. Way to go Dallas!

Interested in being featured or featuring a friend in our Kudos section? Send Monica and Katie an e-mail or message us on slack with your accomplishments and how you went above and beyond. We love to see what you are working on, and we try to share three or more kudos each month in our newsletter
Event Reminders 
New Chapter Ambassadors

We would like to introduce our new Hackster ambassadors. They will be representing Hackster in new cities around the world and we are excited to welcome them to the team!

Marco Del Pino
Marco joined the ranks in December and is our first ambassador from Italy. Welcome to Hackster!
Rishabh Banga
Rishabh is taking over as ambassador for the Noida Chapter in India and will also be a co-ambassador for the New Delhi meetup!
Elijah Scheele
Elijah is running his meetups in Santa Monica. Elijah has tons of experience running workshops and we think he'll be a great addition to our group!
New Co-Ambassadors
In addition to our new chapter ambassadors, we are happy to introduce several new co-ambassadors who have joined existing chapters. We are so pleased that you could join us!
Sanyaade Adekoya
The new co-ambassador for London, UK with Mike McRoberts.
Jon Adair
is joining Bill Shaw to host Tampa Hackerspace's Hackster Live meetups. 
Chris Samuelson
will be working with Pete Hoffswell in Holland, Michigan to plan some awesome Hackster Live events. 

Katarina Perendić
Katarina is part of the PoliArdo Team and will be a co-ambassador for Zoran's Novi Sad Chapter in Serbia. 
Diana Torres
Will be running meetups in Bogota, Columbia with Sebastian Hernandez
Travis Teague              William Castillo             Michelle Ferrell                  Jahn
are the FOUR new co-ambassadors for Julio's rapidly growing Houston meetup!
Your Next Steps
Sign the ambassador agreement
Attend the training webinar March 9th
Create a sponsored workshop event on your Hackster Live page for March.
Post a project to Hackster using this month's sponsored hardware.
+1 Plan a workshop featuring an Arduino 101 project for Arduino Day April 1st.
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