Blogs

Dallas Regional Final Matches – Resolution

As I noted in an earlier blog, we have been gathering data from participants regarding the events that took place during the final matches at the Dallas Regional. Based on the information I have, I believe the teams were not treated in a way that meets FRC standards. At a minimum, it appears two teams were not given the opportunity to make the ‘quick remedy’ promised under G7 to get them in a compliant starting position before the final match.

Event Results and API Data Update

I wanted to give everyone an update on our event results and API data challenges. The good news is that all data from every Week 1 event has been retained, so we have all we need to fully populate the event results information pages and calculate district ranking. If you check the results pages now, you will see partial information has already been populated. We’ve also made available additional processing resources to help us deal with the loads we are experiencing during events.

Dallas Regional Final Match

Some of you are aware that two robots participating in the final match at the Dallas Regional were disabled before the match began, and that has generated controversy. We are currently gathering information from folks directly involved in the situation. I will have more to share once the facts are in. I am not pre-judging this particular situation, but at our events we want to ensure all participants are being treated courteously and fairly in accordance with the rules.

Frank

Event Results and API Data

Today’s brief blog is from the FRC software team:

We are aware of tournament data not publishing consistently for all events. The root cause has not been determined, and at this point, we don’t expect resolution for week 1 events. Because of this, developers relying on this data for their own applications will not be able to relay the data on our behalf. This issue only inhibits the data being reported out by events, and the results and rankings reported at events are unaffected. Please accept our apologies for any frustrations.

Event Openings, Scouting using Tableau, and FIRST Lobby Awesomesauce

Event Openings

We currently have space available at the Regionals below. If you are interested in signing up, please email our friendly Team Support folks at frcteams@usfirst.org and they will be happy to help.

Week 2:

  • Mexico City Regional
  • Arkansas Rock City Regional

Week 3:

  • Israel Regional
  • Australia Regional

Week 4:

Honoring Woodie Flowers Finalist Award Winners

Today we have a guest Blog from Chris Fultz, mentor on FRC Team 234 and 2010 Championship Woodie Flowers Award recipient. FRC Team 234, Cyber Blue, is from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Guest Blog from FIRST Friend Paul Lazarus

Today we have a guest blog from Paul Lazarus, FIRST Executive Advisory Board member and Director/Producer of the film SlingShot.

Dear FIRST Community,

FIRST Scholarship Provider - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute will once again award the WPI Design Innovation Scholarship – one full-tuition award, and three $5,000/year “runner up” awards - to FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) or FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team student participants in 2015. The deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 2nd!

             

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