Since our goals are multi-faceted and highly multidisciplinary, we are always looking for new members from every major. No previous experience is necessary; we’ll teach you everything you need to know. Feel free to contact us and find out more about what’s currently going on!
Joining is easy! Simply follow the steps below:
- Sign up for our Slack at robojackets.slack.com using your Georgia Tech email address.
- Message a project manager or officer to learn more about officially joining.
Alternatively, you can email one of our officers for more information on joining us. We’d love to have you!
Information for New Members
Dues & Basics
RoboJackets updates or meeting announcements will mostly be sent out on Slack or via team e-mail lists linked from each team’s page. You should join both the e-mail lists and the relevant Slack channels; this way you will be in the loop for whatever the RoboJackets are doing. Once you’ve gone to a few meetings and you are ready to officially join RoboJackets, please bring dues ($100 for a year or $55 for a semester) to a meeting or pay online through https://my.robojackets.org.
As a member of the RoboJackets you are required to conduct yourself in a manner that will reflect well on the team. This applies mostly to conduct in the shop (where we work) and at competitions; you never know who is paying attention to what you are doing.
If you are involved in a project, your attendance is very important for the project meetings and tasks that you take on. However, you are a student first, so don’t be afraid to say that you’re busy or unavailable to take on more work. That being said, don’t be afraid to challenge yourself!
Our general email list is hosted on Georgia Tech’s list server and can be found at https://lists.gatech.edu/sympa/info/robojackets-general. Subscribe to that list to receive updates and notifications of other organization-wide activities.
You may subscribe to our general calendar feed located at https://robojackets.org/calendar/ with your favorite calendar software (Sunbird, Google Calendar, etc). Each team also has their own feed posted on their page.
RoboJackets is open to students of all majors, regardless of previous experience. To ensure everyone is capable of contributing, we hold training sessions in the fall for the Mechanical, Electrical, and Software disciplines. These sessions cover the basics of each discipline and supplement the experience at team meetings. Please consult the calendar for training session schedules.
If you have any questions about the content covered at training or other training resources that are available, please message us in the #training-helpdesk channel at robojackets.slack.com.