[KwartzLab] Hacky Halloween was a success
doug at moens.org
Sun Oct 30 16:05:01 EDT 2011
Kevin and Richard provided pickup trucks for the pumpkin moving team.
Kyle was a soldering instructor.
There are still more people who helped out.
On 30 October 2011 14:40, James Bastow <bastow at gmail.com> wrote:
> Also big thanks to our members Gus, Alex, Jon, Chris, Natalie, and Andrew,
> who showed to help with pumpkin carving and soldering.
> On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 2:27 PM, doug moen <doug at moens.org> wrote:
>> Congratulations to everybody who contributed to Hacky Halloween
>> (members and non-members). It went really well. We had a nice mix of
>> kids and adults, and both areas stayed busy from mid morning up to
>> closing at 5pm. The pumpkin carving went well: we gave away 88 of 100
>> pumpkins. The candle kit soldering was extremely popular, and proved
>> that 7 year old girls can totally do electronics. We had lots of
>> positive feedback, with some people telling us that it was an amazing
>> experience, or that we should definitely do it again next year.
>> This event was made possible by all of our volunteers, and by people
>> stepping up and self-organizing wherever they saw a need. Thanks to
>> everybody who made this happen, including:
>> * The original concept team, who came up with a great idea.
>> * Eric, for using his +10 charisma to pitch the idea to KW Awesome and
>> win us the grant.
>> * Ben, who negotiated the space at THE MUSEUM, convincing them to
>> waive admission for our event, and who set up the front page ad banner
>> on the web site.
>> * The pumpkin moving team.
>> * Jeff, who led the pumpkin carving instructor team, built the carving
>> blades, supplied the templates, and led the practice carving session
>> for the instructors.
>> * Stephe was on the carving team, procured some of the tools and
>> supplies, and was one of the co-ordinators.
>> * Agnes made bags of pumpkin seeds for people to take home, and wore
>> the best costume.
>> * Cedric set up a photo studio with professional lighting, and created
>> a photo gallery while the event was running.
>> * And James, who led the soldering instructor team, designed the kick
>> card, ordered the components, programmed the chips, created the
>> poster, and appeared on TV to plug the event.
>> Also thanks to Cate of KW Awesome, who encouraged us to do this, and
>> to THE MUSEUM, who provided the space, waived admission for
>> participants, pimped our event at the reception desk, and at the end,
>> offered to give away our excess pumpkins to family, and took care of
>> waste disposal.
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