Email Blast-Return of Weekly Email Blasts~ Free Upcoming Resources for FRC Teams~Beta Testing Application Deadline
Return of Weekly Email Blasts: We are now returning to a weekly email blast schedule in an effort to keep you well-informed on the latest FRC news. Be sure to check your inbox each Thursday for the FRC email blast, and don’t forget that we always post email blasts to the FRC Season News and Email Blasts page: http://tinyurl.com/3bjls3m. You can even subscribe to an RSS feed to receive alerts when this page is updated!
Free Upcoming Resources for FRC Teams
- FRC’s ‘Ask An Expert’ series has kicked off, featuring webinars & conference calls led by Senior Mentors and various experts from the FIRST community. Join us for our next webinar on 10/2/13, focused on FRC Team Mentors and issues such as team organization, recruitment, team building & registration. Visit http://www.usfirst.org/community/volunteers/fsm_training_calls#FRC for more information.
- Autodesk offers a number of free resources and webinars for both Students & Mentors, all of which are recorded and stored on their website. Their next webinar, “Autodesk Inventor: Creating Assemblies’, will take place on 9/23/13. To register for the webinar or access their resources, visit http://students.autodesk.com/?nd=first_home_landing.
- National Instruments (NI) offers training materials, grants and competitions for FRC & FTC teams. To learn more, visit https://decibel.ni.com/content/community/academic/student_competitions/frc.
- PTC offers a variety of free training opportunities, both in-person and on the web. To learn more about their Hands-on-Workshops, Online Training Opportunities and weekly webinars, visit http://www.ptc.com/company/community/first/teams.htm and click on Training and Resources.
Beta Testing Application Deadline — Friday, 9/6/13 at noon ET: As FRC prepares for the 2014 season, we are seeking a limited number of teams to assist us with Beta Testing new software. There are still open Beta Test spots available. A limited number of teams may also be asked to test hardware elements of the control system. Interested teams should complete the Beta Test Application available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NSJL8NV by the deadline of Friday, 9/6/13 at noon ET.
Teams selected to participate in Beta Testing will be notified by Thursday, 9/12/13. Please direct questions regarding submissions to FRCbetatest@usfirst.org.