What is TWIMLconnect?
TWIMLconnect is the networking and community program at TWIMLcon. It incorporates the networking capabilities of the TWIMLcon event hub, the networking events and time built into the event, and a points-based contest that rewards attendees for making new connections at the event. While we can’t replicate every aspect of an in-person event at a virtual event like TWIMLcon, we can certainly try to encourage attendees to engage deeply in the event, and TWIMLconnect is our attempt at this.
How Does TWIMLconnect Work?
TWIMLconnect is a points-based rewards program that we’re running at TWIMLcon. Attendees earn points for engaging with the event, each other, and sponsors.
Points will be awarded according to the following chart:
Complete networking onboarding process
Meet with an attendee
Meet with a sponsor representative
Attend a workshop
Attend the 1/19 networking session
Attend the 1/29 unconference
Join the TWIML slack and MLOps channel
Attend all four mainstage sessions live
Complete the Sponsor Tour activity
Correctly answer the Sponsor Tour sentence scramble
Share event insights on social media
Schedule 15 meetings by midnight Wednesday (with people you don’t already know)
Schedule 30 meetings by midnight Wednesday (with people you don’t already know)
According to our estimates, it’s possible to earn as many as 2,000 points by going crazy and taking full advantage of all the opportunities presented by the event. We’d love to see someone get close! We guarantee you’ll leave the event richer (in more ways than one) and wiser!
What Can I Win?
Everyone wins in TWIMLconnect!
- First prize: $1,000 Gift Card
- Second Prize: AirPods Max or $500 Gift Card
- Third Prize: AirPods Pro or $250 Gift Card
Note that the prizes above are in addition to the three $250 gift cards awarded randomly to Sponsor Tour participants.
In addition, TWIML will make a $10 charitable donation for each person who earns 350 or more TWIMLconnect points. (This is about what you should earn if you achieve the 30 meeting goal we set for each attendee.)
The total donation amount will be split evenly between World Central Kitchen and the DirectRelief Coronavirus Response Fund.
Who is Eligible to Win
Any registered attendee on any ticket type is eligible to win with the exception of sponsor employees, ML/AI vendor or service provider employees on unpaid passes, and TWIML employees.