FAQs, Tips, and Suggestions for having the best time at Tech4All

We are super excited to bring you the Tech4All Happy Hour event on Thursday, November 17, from 6-8 PM, at Impact Makers, 1707 Summit Ave, Suite 201.  Here are some suggestions to help you have the best time possible while at the event

  • Get there right at 6 PM to have the most time to enjoy the event.  We can’t let people in before 6, though, as we have a very limited time to do setup!  We’ll start giving out door prized at 6:15; must be present to win those!
  • Bring along any old computer equipment (anything except CRTs) and donate it to Tech4Troops Project, who will safely delete all your data, the refurb/recycle it to help veterans return to productive civilian lives.
  • Before the event:
    • Bring a compatible smartphone; you can check by using the EZE VR app.
    • Make sure it’s fully charged before the event.
    • Download the Google Cardboard app from your phone’s application store, and look for other Cardboard apps that might interest you. Here is a list of some cool ones we like
    • You might want to make sure you have a QR code scanner enabled on your device so you can more essily download other apps during the event.  I use “RedLaser”
    • Clear out as much memory as you can so you can load more apps.
    • And check your data plan to see if you can use it to download apps at the site – while we’ve beefed up wifi at the site for this event, there will be a lot of people pulling a lot of data, so preloading apps and using your data plan will probably be the fastest way to get playing quickly!
    • There’s some risk involved in everything; here’s the fine print
  • Drive the robot that VirginiaFIRST Robotics is bringing
  • Meet our nonprofit partners and sponsors you walk around the area to get food and drinks.
  • Get the full scoop on each of our nonprofit partners with a brief presentation in the Nonprofit Demo Room
  • Connect with 4 different IT recruiting firms at the event
  • Signup to do a VR Demo with River City VR, to see what it’s like to use a full super-high quality workstation based VR system
  • Buy some 50/50 raffle tickets
  • Network, network, network!
  • Consider making an additional donation to help us keep on delivering Great IT for Great Nonprofits!


Here’s the fine print

  • This is a fundraising event for IT4Causes.  The Google Cardboard Viewer is offered as a promotional item and requires a compatible smartphone for its intended usage.  IT4Causes can’t guarantee compatibility with your phone, and cannot provide support in the use of the device.
  • Users of the Google Cardboard VR viewer assume all risks in using the product.  Ensure your smartphone is adequately secured in the viewer to avoid dropping/breakage risks.  Remain aware of your surroundings while wearing the device to avoid falling, tripping, collisions with objects or other people, and other hazards.  Adult supervision of all users (not just kids) is recommended to minimize these risks.
  • Product safety information (from https://store.google.com/product/google_cardboard: Take frequent breaks while using a VR viewer. If you experience nausea, discomfort, eye strain, or disorientation, immediately discontinue use. Not for use by children without adult supervision. Do not use a VR viewer while driving, walking, or otherwise by being distracted from real world situations that prevent you from obeying traffic or safety laws. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery immediately after using a VR viewer if you feel impaired or disoriented. If you may be prone to seizures, consult a doctor before use.
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