We’ve got two exciting full time job openings in FRC that were recently posted, one for a Mechanical Engineer and one for a Software Engineer. You can find the details here: http://www.usfirst.org/aboutus/employment. You don’t need to enter any search terms on the web page, just click the ‘Search’ button at the bottom of the ‘Job Listings’ section and you will be able to find them quickly in the list.
Here’s the overview of the Mechanical Engineer position:
The news was released today that FIRST senior management has decided to update my title to remove the ‘Acting’ part, so now I’m Director of FRC.
I want to thank the incredible FRC staff for their over-the-top support throughout the last year. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, and again, FIRST isn’t just a job to them, it’s in their hearts. They’re the best.
Note that when we answer Frank Answers Friday questions, we’ll be including the full questions as written, with two exceptions. Several emails we’ve received have included positive comments about the FRC Staff. These are greatly appreciated, but we’ll be editing those out to allow the focus to be on the questions themselves. Also, if we received a single email with multiple questions, we’ll extract just the particular question we are answering that day and include that.
By far, the most common question I received in the first batch of emails for ‘Frank Answers Friday’ was about Districts. While these aren’t hard questions, I think it’s important for me to deal with them sooner, rather than later, because they are clearly on the minds of many. Also, while I would normally publish the full question that came in, for this particular topic I’m going to just list the folks that asked instead. The questions they asked touched on several aspects of Districts, but had much in common.
These individuals asked questions about Districts:
From the response we received to this new feature – 25 emails and counting – I think we’re going to have plenty of material to keep us busy over the summer. Several folks sent in multiple questions on the same email, even though that wasn’t necessarily the intent (I’m looking in your direction, Jon Stratis, and several others o\~/o ), but that’s OK.
As I said, I may not be able to answer a question every Friday, but I’m going to try.