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Before we start

For a smooth experience, we recommend the following:
 

  1. A laptop or a desktop with MacOS or Windows.
     
  2. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Brave. Our testing showed that Safari isn't the way to go, and we don't recommend it.
     
  3. Stable internet connection. Nothing crazy fast, just a reliable, average-speed connection you have at home or at the office.
     
  4. Headphones with a microphone for more pleasant listening and to avoid hearing an unpleasant echo in the rooms.
     
  5. A quiet place where there will be no disturbing sounds around you. Please keep in mind that these sounds will be heard by all the people in the room.

How to create your avatar

  1. Visit Ready Player Me.
     
  2. Click Create Avatar and follow the instructions.
     
  3. When asked, allow Ready Player me to access your webcam.
     
  4. Take a selfie or upload one, accept or retake the photo.
     
  5. Once you’re happy with your avatar, click the black ticker in the top right corner.
     
  6. When your avatar is ready, all you need to do is copy its URL (see its location in the screenshot) and save it. We will use it in the next step.


That’s it! Your avatar is now ready.

How to enter a room for the first time

  1. Click on the link with the room you want to go to.
     
  2. You need to log in on your first visit. All you need is your email.
     
  3. You will receive a confirmation email. Click on the link in it. This will verify your account.
     
  4. The room will load.
     
  5. Set the appearance of your avatar. Click Browse avatars. Click Avatar GLB URL at the top right. Enter the URL you copied from the Ready Player above. Your avatar will load.
     
  6. Change your name and click Accept.
     
  7. Click Enter Room.
     
  8. Click Enter on Screen.
     
  9. Allow access to the microphone. Click Next to confirm access.
     
  10. Keep the headphones connected and click Enter now.
     

You are in the room and you can start networking.

How to walk

The basic movements in Mozilla Hubs are pretty straightforward:

W or ⬆️ to walk forward,

S or ⬇️ to walk backward,

A or ⬅️ to walk left,

D or ➡️ to walk right.
 

Left mouse / touchpad click + hold + move the mouse / finger on touchpad to face left, right, up, or down.

How to network

  1. If you want to talk to someone, just approach them and start talking.
     
  2. If you want more peace of mind for your conversation, simply move away from the others.
     
  3. If someone is disturbing you, turn to them, hold down the space bar, other controls will appear, and you can mute them completely.


Note: WeAre in a virtual environment, but the same principles of good behavior apply here as in offline.

3 ways how to enjoy the keynote speeches and discussion panels on our events

Watch them from our website

We'll livestream the keynote speeches and discussion panels on our homepage.
 

Watch them from networking rooms

We'll livestream them also in each of the networking rooms. Just come closer to the screen and listen.

And also, every attendee will get these recordings after the event.

What to do when a room is full

For technical reasons, each room has limited capacity. Anything above this could cause problems with audio or video, which is the last thing we want.
 

Watch from the Lobby

When the room is full, you can still look into it by clicking the Watch from Lobby button. The others won't see or hear you, but you'll see and hear everything that's going on inside.

Go to another room

There will be dozens of networking rooms open at the same time. You can visit any of them and watch the livestream from there.

How to insert objects

Please, do not insert objects other than images and PDFs. Do not insert things that are not related to the presentation of your projects. Everything else can ruin the networking experience for others.
 

  1. Drag and drop your JPG, PNG, or PDF files from your computer directly into the room.
     
  2. Wait a few seconds for the object to load.
     
  3. Press and hold the space bar to see other controls that you can use to enlarge or delete the object, for example.
     
  4. By grabbing the object with the left mouse button and moving it simultaneously with the A, W, S and D keys, you can move it within the room.

Troubleshooting

I can't get into the room due to full capacity.

For technical reasons, rooms are has a limited capacity at a time. More people could cause problems with audio or video, which is the last thing everyone wants.

This is why we keep dozens of networking rooms open at any given time during bigger events. If one is full, simply choose another one and walk right in.

Even when you can't enter a room, you can watch what's happening inside from the Lobby. When you're in the Lobby, people can't see you, but you see and hear them.

I can hear someone, but they don't hear me.

In 90% of situations, the solution is to reload the page or reconnect the headphones.
 

The sound is choppy or doesn't work as it should.

This is mostly caused by a slower connection. When testing everything, we found that moving closer to the WiFi router helps.
 

My computer fans are buzzing.

This is fine. Some devices respond to a heavier CPU load by starting to cool down. We spent hours and hours in many rooms at the same time, and our laptops are still alive – no need to worry about the fans spinning louder than usual.
 

The room won't load.

Please try to open the room in an anonymous window.

The page is telling me that it consumes a lot of memory.

Try to close all other tabs, windows, and apps you don't need at the moment.

The technical requirements

For a smooth experience, we recommend the following:
 

  1. A laptop or a desktop with MacOS or Windows.
     
  2. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Brave. Our testing showed that Safari isn't the way to go, and we don't recommend it.
     
  3. Stable internet connection. Nothing crazy fast, just a reliable, average-speed connection you have at home or at the office.
     
  4. Headphones with a microphone for more pleasant listening and to avoid hearing an unpleasant echo in the rooms.

Are there any minimal requirement?

Since WeAre Summit runs in the browser, it should work on just about any Mac, PC, or Linux computer.

For 2D experience

WeAre Summit works in most modern desktop browsers on Windows, Mac and Linux. It also works in most mobile browsers for Android, and in Safari on iOS.

For VR experience

For Desktop VR (Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, or HTC Vive) WeAre Summit works when used with a WebVR compatible browser (e.g. Firefox). Users must also have either Oculus Desktop App (Oculus rift), or SteamVR installed (Windows Mixed Reality, HTC Vive). 

For Standalone VR devices (Pico Neo 2, Oculus Quest and Oculus Go) WeAre Summit works in the Mozilla Firefox Reality Browser or the Oculus Browser.

Mobile phone powered VR systems, such as Samsung Gear and Google Cardboard, work using Google Chrome browser. 

Note that some features may be limited on low-powered devices such as mobile phones.

Do I need some VR equipment?

You don’t need any VR glasses, controllers, sensors, or anything like it.

Got some of those at home? Great, you’ll have an even better experience. If not, you can use your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

We made sure everyone can join and fully enjoy the event on devices such as the MacBook Air.

Can I test if everything will run smoothly on my computer?

Yes, please do so before purchasing your ticket using the test version of the WeAre Summit you will find here. If you run everything without any problem, the event itself will also run just fine.

WeAre Summit runs on Hubs by Mozilla

Hubs is a social VR platform that runs right in your browser.

It is a real-time communications platform for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Desktop, Laptop, Mobile, or however else you browse the internet.

When you will be in WeAre Summit rooms, you will agree with Terms of Service for Hubs by Mozilla.