The RMI annual gala was a very corporate centered event. 2 other FIRST team attended as well. During the gala, the Wizards spoke to many representatives from multiple corporations. This was an event that could \ be thought of like what the job of a student ambassador is. We explained to all the representatives what FIRST specifically FTC was. We demoed our robot and captivated their interest. But they asked some interesting question, for example, what our budget is and how we manage it. We realised that we were not talking to kids and adults, but employees from major corporations.
Fallsmead ES spring picnic was an important trial event for us. For the most part it was quite normal. We set up Gandalf, the FLL robots, and our table with flyers, information, and our roller shades. We demoed our robots in the playground and got a lot of interest. But this event was not like any others we have had before. This time, we had a new form of contact collection. We created a google form that people could sign up on using a laptop. This was is easier because it mean there is no eligible writing, and the contacts go directly to a google sheet. Also, we set up an automatic response so our contacts know we did not forget about them.
The YPO meeting at St. Andrew's was a meeting that Dean Kamen attended. YPO (young people's organization) met together to discuss FIRST and robotics. Before Mr. Kamen's speech, the Wizards set up an FLL Jr, FLL, and FTC table to engage the children and adults that came to the event about those 3 levels of FIRST. We demoed our robots for all 3 levels, and spoke to staff, parents, kids, and important people like the president to the association and Mr. Dean Kamen himself. At the event there were also 2 FRC teams to show that aspect of FIRST. There was quite a lot of interest and we collected parent's contact information.