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The Other Shoe, Surveys, and Please be Safe!

The Other Shoe

The Old Shoe

The Old Shoe by George Hodan

Some folks are waiting for the other shoe to drop* from my last blog.  There’s no other shoe.

Surveys

Championship and You Folks are So Nice!

Championship

There is so much to say about Championship but I only have the energy right now to cover a few items. The week after Championship is one of the few quiet weeks we have at FIRST, so many of us are taking a couple days off to catch up on our rest. After a very full Championship schedule, this break is something all of us – teams, volunteers, and staff – really need! 

Boston

The thoughts of the FRC Staff are with the Boston bombing victims and their families and friends. 

I encourage anyone having sentiments they would like to express to add them to the comments section below.

Frank

FIRST Choice Issue, Part II

FIRST Choice Issue, Part II

I apologize once again to teams that experienced issues with FIRST Choice today. 

FIRST Choice Issue

FIRST Choice Issue

I apologize for the problems teams experienced using FIRST Choice today.  The FIRST Choice site will remain down until we have corrected the issues we have found.  We are working to correct those issues, and will have an update shortly.

Frank

 

FIRST Choice Opening and FRC Manual Apps

FIRST Choice Opening

We’re very excited that FIRST Choice and select PDV’s open for ordering today at noon - check October 25th’s blog (http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/blog-10-25-2012) for the original announcement. FIRST Choice password and Voucher codes will be in TIMS for all registered and paid teams at that time.

Team Counts and KoP Early Option Details

Team Counts

We’re currently at 2,328 teams registered for events, and several dozen waitlisted for events.  This means we’ve already exceeded our total team count from last year!  It’s shaping up to be an exciting season.

KoP Early Option – More Details

Some commenters have asked good questions on my post regarding the Early Option.  Here are a few more details:

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