Hello Teams! (…and volunteers, spectators, enthusiasts, family, and friends of FIRST!)
Here we go! A World of FIRST Day is coming up, and the buzz about it is already off to a great start! We’ve got posts on LinkedIn, a thread for this year’s event on Chief Delphi, people tweeting and retweeting all over Twitter, posting on Facebook, and e-mails going out to teams all over for this day so it’s bound to be big. This is our first post here on the blog for this event so I’ll just give you a few facts to start you off.
An overnight success: It hasn’t been 24 hours yet after starting this whole idea up yesterday, and we’re already up to 804 attendees on our Facebook event page at this moment. Together, people have invited 2,787 friends to the event so far. That happened after reaching out to only less than a third of 1% of all the teams out there!
We’re going annual: Aside from the immediate success, the comments and posts from people saying how they’re going to use this event for something bigger or how they think it will help FIRST or even the confidence of some of their students has made us go annual, so make sure you remember – September 14th!
Keep on the lookout for more posts! We’ll keep updating you with stories, quotes, whenever we’re in the media, and more!