Applications are now closed, and all notifications have gone out.
What are Hoppers?
Hoppers are volunteers who work at the Grace Hopper Celebration¬†in exchange for free conference registration.¬† This is a great way to get involved and meet other GHC attendees.
Hoppers are assigned multiple shifts for a total of 8 hours of volunteer time.¬† Hoppers may have to miss a session or activity at the conference if they are assigned to work.
Hoppers are responsible for their own travel expenses, including airfare and hotel. Do not apply to be a Hopper unless you have secured funding for your travel expenses.
Assignments include monitoring sessions, staffing registration, greeting attendees, selling shirts and posters, and more.¬† Shifts are available between November 8 – 12.
All accepted Hoppers must attend the mandatory training meeting on Wednesday, November 9th from 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m..
If you apply for a Hopper position, please do not register for the conference until you have been notified of your acceptance.¬† If you are not accepted, you will still be able to register for the conference at the Super Early Bird rates.
Please contact Rachelle Siskin with any questions.
When should Hoppers register for the conference?
Hoppers get free conference registration. If you are accepted as a Hopper you will receive instructions around September 16 on how to register for the conference without paying a registration fee. ¬†If you are not accepted as a Hopper, you will be given instructions to register at the Super Early Bird rates.
How are Hoppers chosen?
Hopper applicants are matched with specific job openings based on the dates and times that the applicant selects in their application form. ¬†We do not have enough shifts nor budget to accept all Hopper applicants. ¬† ¬†Hoppers are accepted at random, based on a lottery system.
Are Hoppers reimbursed for travel expenses?
Hoppers are NOT reimbursed for travel expenses. Hoppers pay their own airfare, hotel, meals, and other expenses. Do not apply to be a Hopper until you have secured funding for your travel expenses.
How much do Hoppers work?
Most 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?
When you apply to be a Hopper, you will indicate what dates and times you are available to work between November 8-12. Be sure to only select the dates and times when you plan to be in Portland.
Do Hoppers miss conference sessions?
There are jobs that take place during sessions and other activities. ¬†This means that Hoppers may have to miss certain sessions and activities.¬† If there is a session or activity that you particularly want to attend, please do not select the time period on your application form.
What do Hoppers do?
Hoppers monitor program sessions, greet and assist attendees, pass our registration badges and bags, assist Anita Borg Institute staff, etc.