Arduino Day 2017 Manila: Guidelines for Participants and FAQs

Guidelines for Participants

I. Entrance and Registration

IMPORTANT: Please note that participants are required to confirm your slot by getting eventbrite tickets on or before March 31.

On April 1, you are required to bring a proof of identification AND a copy of the eventbrite ticket. It can be a print out, or a digital copy on your phone/device. Make sure that the name on the ticket is the same as on your ID.

  • Walk-ins may be allowed to enter but charged a Php100.00 walk-in fee, so make sure to register prior to the event to get the discounted rates.
  • Registration starts at 12:00 nn, followed by a short welcome and briefing. Participants are requested to come on time. If you only want to attend specific talks/activities, you can do so.

II. Schedule of activities

Please refer to the official event website: thinklab.ph/arduinodaymanila

The actual topics and/or activities may change without prior notice

III. During the event

  1. The goal of the event is to bring the Philippine Arduino community together to learn and share experience about Arduino while having a fun celebration of Arduino’s birthday. We would like this event to be interactive as possible so feel free to ask questions and/or share your knowledge, opinions and personal experience regarding the topic. Let us learn from each other! It does not matter if you are a newbie or a pro, there’s always something new to discover as well as ideas to contribute. 🙂
  2. Only selected projects will be given a slot for Project Showcase sessions. You are still welcome to bring your Arduino projects, just let us know beforehand. There will be a freetalk and open session to give a chance to those who also want to share their projects or learnings about Arduino.
  3. All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner towards the community and their fellow participants during the event.
  4. Participants are responsible for the safety of their belongings & Arduino projects, the organizers will not be held liable for any loss or damage during the event.

IV. Please note the following are STRICTLY PROHIBITED:

  1. Unauthorized selling of any product or service inside the event venue. Only sponsors, official Arduino distributors, and sellers of Arduino compatible devices that have been authorized by the organizers are allowed to have a booth to sell Arduino related products/service. If you would like to be a sponsor please let us know.
  2. Networking activities that are not related to Arduino Day.
  3. Any activity that disrupts the flow of the program or cause inconvenience to the organizers/other participants. Any activity that cause damage to equipment, property, and/or project exhibits within the event premises.

 

Frequently asked questions

1. How do I know if I have a slot for Arduino Day Manila?

2. Is the event for free?

3. I already signed up on WordPress but I did not receive an invitation via email. Can I still attend?

4. I received an invitation from Thinklab but something came up and I’m not sure if I can attend / I can no longer attend. What should I do?

5. Are walk-ins allowed on Arduino Day?

6. Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

7. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

8. What can/can’t I bring to the event?

9. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

10. Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

11. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

12. The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

1. How do I know if I have a slot for Arduino Day Manila?
You should receive Eventbrite tickets for the event whether you are a free pass holder,  volunteer, or exhibitor .  Tickets are limited and will serve as a stub for snacks, raffle, etc. If ticket ran out and you don’t get one, you will need to pay the walk-in fee of Php100.
On April 1, you are required bring a proof of identification and a copy of the eventbrite ticket. It can be a print out, or a digital copy on your phone/device. Make sure that the name and email that appears on the ticket is the same as your ID. Please note that it is strictly one person per ticket.
2. Is the event for free?The event is 100% free for those who signed up  for and have FREE PASSES tickets as well as to project exhibitors and volunteers.
If you are not on the guestlist (no tickets and not registered) you are considered a walk-in participant, walk-in fee is Php100.
3. I already signed up on WordPress but I did not receive an invitation via email. Can I still attend?
Please follow up with secretariat@thinklab.com so we can send you invites. Or get your tickets directly at: EVENTBRITE If you have further clarifications regarding this, kindly contact us to confirm regarding attendance slots.
4. I received an invitation from Thinklab but something came up and I’m not sure if I can attend / I can no longer attend. What should I do?
Free passes are non-transferable. ALL-ACCESS pass can be transferred, but you are required to notify ThinkLab via email. Please send a message with Subject: Arduino Day Ticket Transfer Notification to secretariat@thinklab.ph
If you no longer want to attend, unclaimed tickets will be given to others. If you were able to get a ticket but you can’t make it, please still notify us asap so others can go instead.
5. Are walk-ins allowed on Arduino Day?
If there’s an available space inside the venue and you are willing to pay the Php100.00 walk-in fee, you are more than willing to join us.
6. Are there ID requirements to enter the event?Yes, you are required to present an ID at the building lobby and for registration purposes. Students are required to bring their valid school ID and/or registration form.
7. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?SparkLab Innovation Center has limited parking spaced, but you have the option to park on the side streets of Matahimik Street.
8. What can/can’t I bring to the event?You are welcome to bring your Arduino projects, just let us know beforehand. There will be a freetalk and open session to give a chance to those who also want to share their projects or learnings about Arduino. For safety purposes, projects with fire hazards, and hazardous parts and materials are not allowed inside the premises.

Due to the limited space on the venue, projects that will be brought for live demo/showcase should be limited to the following dimensions:2x2ft. If your project exceeds that, we suggest that you show pictures/videos as demo instead.

9. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?Contact us here
10. Is my registration/ticket transferable?Free passes are non-transferable. ALL-ACCESS pass can be transferred, but you are required to notify ThinkLab via email. Please send a message with Subject: Arduino  Day Ticket Transfer Notification to secretariat@thinklab.ph
Please ensure that the name on the ticket is the same as on your ID. This will also serve as a stub for snacks, raffle, etc.
11. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring a proof of identification AND a copy of the eventbrite ticket or confirmation email. Ticket can be a print out, or a digital copy on your phone/device. Make sure that the name on the ticket is the same as on your ID. This will also serve as a stub for snacks, raffle, etc.
12. The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?Make sure that the name on the ticket is the same as on your ID. This will also serve as a stub for snacks, raffle, etc.
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