FTC Kickoff September 17

Find out about FIRST Tech Challenge and learn about this year’s game challenge. See a playing field set-up for this year’s game and participate in workshops to get your season started. Two teams attending the kickoff will receive grants of $750US.

Kickoff is free and open to the public.

Team FIX IT 3491 of Victoria BC scoring in the tall rolling goal
Team FIX IT 3491 of Victoria BC scoring in the tall rolling goal at the 2015 Asia Pacific FTC Invitational tournament

Date: Saturday September 17 2016 from 9am to noon

Location: University of Victoria
Engineering/Computer Science(ECS) Building
Parking lot A is a small meter lot that can be used as a drop off location. Lot 1 is the closest lot for parking.

Schedule for Kickoff

8:45 Registration
9:00 Welcome and Game Video
10:00 Q&A at the Playing Field
10:25 Draw for Rookie Team Grants
10:30

Workshops

  1. The Guts of the Bot
    Learn about the technology used to control FTC Robots.
  2. How to Engineer an FTC Notebook
    What goes in your Engineering Notebook and how FTC teams can use them.
11:15

Workshops

  1. You know the Game – Now What?
    Brainstorming Strategies for FTC Game
  2. Wrangling your FTC Team 101
    Tips for Coaches and Mentors
Noon Finish