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2013 Championship: Pros & Cons

2013 Championship Pits

I have so much to talk about regarding Championship!  I’m going to break this in to two sections – pros and cons.  These aren’t comprehensive lists, but are more along the lines of what I consider to be highlights.

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! 

Championship!

 

The first full day of Championship is going great! Matches have started smoothly, teams are flowing through inspection, and you can feel the energy in the air. Since all 400 teams are here, we did not need to change the schedule from the preliminary versions released Monday.

Championship 2013 Pits

Practice Fields at Championship – We Hear You

We’re seeing lots of activity on the forums over our release of the Practice Field policy for Championship.  I’m going to try to clarify some things, and let you know about changes we’re making.

Wireless at Championship, Two Award Winners and Real-Life Mario Kart!

Wireless at Championship

There’s no question that all eyes will be on Einstein next week to make sure we don’t have a repeat of the communications issues we had last year.  We’re working hard to make sure things run smoothly.  We have several changes already in place and a few more steps we’re taking that I wanted to mention today.

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

SpaceX Internships

SpaceX Internships

I hope the students on our FRC teams are thinking about college and careers in science and technology. I recently blogged about the internship opportunity that SpaceX is offering FRC and FTC students.

If you are a High School Senior, you should seriously consider putting in an application. Participating in an internship is a great way to stand out in a competitive job market. And how cool would it be to tell your friends and family that you are interning at SpaceX?

Community Awards, the Dean’s List Finalist that Got Away, and Season Over?

Community Awards

Do you ever think to yourself “FRC should have an award for….(fill in the blank)”?  We sometimes get suggestions for new awards here at FIRST Headquarters.  It’s hard for us to accommodate these, as our current awards slate is very full, and fitting in and judging the awards we currently have is already a challenge.  However, this doesn’t mean those suggested awards don’t have merit!

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