Tickets for March 7
How do you ensure you get tickets?
With events selling out and waiting lists 20-40 kids deep, parents ask how they can make sure they get tickets.
This isn’t a rock concert where you’re competing with scalpers to buy all the tickets the moment they go on sale. It still takes us a day or more to sell out. But if you really want tickets, reserve them on Monday afternoon. Tickets go on “sale” at noon.
Yes, that does mean having to commit to a Saturday morning two weeks in advance, and people in Seattle do have commitment issues when it comes to making and sticking to plans to be somewhere on time, but we believe you’re above average and can handle that.
As for the waiting list, we are instituting a policy of not answering queries about where you are on it. We know that it’s frustrating, but if we want things to change, we need you to complain to Eventbrite customer service about their lack of transparency on waiting lists instead of to us.
That said, thanks to a parent’s feedback, we were able to find ways to significantly improve the email you get if your child is let off the waiting list. Eventbrite’s process is a bit cryptic if you’re using a browser, and if your phone is launching the app to handle Eventbrite links, you’ll just end up adding your kid to the waiting list a second time instead of claiming your ticket. So we’ve made sure the email better describes the process and warns about the mobile app issue (neither of which the default Eventbrite messaging does).
Interest in a Beginning Python workshop?
On the heels of the Minecraft modding workshop, mentor Chris has proposed a Beginning Python workshop. Like Minecraft, this would be a multi-weeek progressive workshop rather than the drop-in model like we have for our other offerings. And for the kids who really take to Python, he’s come up with some shorter project-focused workshops to follow.
We need to get an idea of how many families (and mentors) want this workshop and would sign up for it. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’d be interested.
Minecraft modding: one down, five to go
Our first Minecraft workshop was mostly a success. Week 1 was install week, and we needed the whole session to get kids up and running with the Minecraft modding environment.