How are Hoppers compensated?
Hoppers get free full conference registration and a t-shirt. Once you are accepted as a Hopper you will receive instructions on how to register for the conference without paying a registration fee.
Are Hoppers reimbursed for travel expenses?
Hoppers are NOT reimbursed for travel expenses. Hoppers pay their own airfare, hotel charges and other expenses. Do not apply to be a Hopper until you have secured funding for your travel expenses.
How much do Hoppers work?
Hoppers work 2 shifts of 4 hours each, for a total of 8 hours. When you are accepted as a Hopper you will be notified of what times you will be working and what jobs you will be doing.
When do Hoppers work?
Hopper jobs may take place before the conference starts or during the conference. When you apply to be a Hopper, you will indicate what times you are available to work. Be sure to indicate only those time periods when you will be at the event.
Do Hoppers miss conference sessions?
There are Hopper jobs that take place during sessions and other activities, therefore, Hoppers may have to miss certain sessions and activities. If there is a session you particularly want to see, do not select the time period on your application that corresponds to that session.
What do Hoppers do?
Hoppers monitor program sessions, stuff conference bags, greet and assist attendees and presenters, assist Anita Borg Institute staff, etc.
How are Hoppers chosen?
Hoppers applications are matched with job openings according to the time slots that the applicant is available to work. The more time you are available, the more likely it is that you will be chosen.
Do Hoppers need any special skills?
Hoppers need to be willing and able to work for 8 hours. Hoppers also need to have a cell phone at the conference so they can be contacted if there are any changes to assignments. There will be a mandatory Hopper training session at the conference to provide an overview and instructions.
When should I register for the conference?
Do not register for the conference until you have received your Hopper acceptance or decline email. If you are accepted you will receive instructions on how to register as a Hopper without paying a registration fee. If you are not accepted, you will be allowed to register at the Early Bird rate.