Kickoff and Transition from ‘Kickoff Workshops’ to ‘Season Workshops’

Blog Date: 
Friday, December 28, 2012 - 09:14

Kickoff

I hope everyone is as excited as we are here at FIRST HQ for Kickoff – only about a week away!  We’re looking forward to a great season.

Spoiler:  Nothing in this blog, including this sentence, is intended to be a game hint.

Transition from ‘Kickoff Workshops’ to ‘Season Workshops’

If you saw the most recent email blast to FRC teams, you know that the 2013 FRC Season Workshop videos have been posted here:  http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/firstplace/frc-kickoff-workshops.

As we noted in a blog back in September, FRC will not be hosting live workshops at FIRST Headquarters before Kickoff as we have done in prior years.  The live workshops were nice, but only a small percentage of FRC teams could attend in person, and while the workshops were recorded so other teams could view them later, it can sometimes be a challenge to follow workshops that were recorded real-time in front of an audience.  Assembling a workshop not intended for a live audience allows more flexibility in the presentation of material and gives a chance for folks from just about anywhere to get involved in content creation.  Also, teams no longer have to wait until after kickoff to see the workshops for themselves – they’re available now, pre-build season, when things are slightly less hectic. 

This is another ‘something new’ FRC is trying this season.  Let us know what you think!

 

I’ll blog again soon.

Frank

Comments

What other 'something new' would this FRC season bring....

Little new things like the Andymark PDV in exchange for foregoing a kitbot. There's already been plenty of new stuff before the season. No need to rumor monger when he explicitly said there aren't any game hints in the post.

Is this a game hint?

The "Presentation Abstracts" link (http://www.usfirst.org/sites/default/files/uploadedFiles/Robotics_Progra...) on the Season Workshops page is broken; please fix it. Thanks.

Thanks for the catch!

Should we be expecting any more game hints before the Kickoff?

Is it Live or Recorded

The website doesn't list a time for the broadcast to start. Is it still 10:00am as usual? Also, NASA doesn't list the program on their broadcast guide. Is it going out over NASA TV as usual or will it be web only?

According to NASA TV's website, Kickoff's only an hour long. Is that true?

WATER GAME!

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