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Karthik: Effective FIRST Strategies

Hey all,

For those of you who are in Atlanta on Wednesday and already attending Raul Olivera's 5:30 PM conference on Pneumatics and JVN's 7:45 PM session on the design process, you might as well stick around for what's in between.

I'll be giving a presentation on Effective FIRST Strategies, taking place on Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 in room C203. This presentation will discuss many key concepts which can help take your team to the next level. The presentation focuses on three major areas; strategic design, scouting and match strategies. Some particularly relevant topics that will be addressed include using regression analysis in scouting (i.e. "OPR") and alliance selection strategies ("should we break up alliances?").

I've given this presentation many times in the past and I like to have a lot of fun with it. It's especially fun to share a lot of neat historical FIRST anecdotes, and discuss them in a strategic context. If you are planning on attending and there's any questions you'd like to ask advance, please send me a PM and I'll work it into the seminar.

I hope to see you on Wednesday. At worst, you're guaranteeing yourself a seat at JVN's session.
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Re: Karthik: Effective FIRST Strategies

I wish I could be there, instead I'll be taking a statics exam.

This is one to go to, teams often overlook strategy. Who better to learn it from than Karthik.
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Re: Karthik: Effective FIRST Strategies

Will popcorn be served?
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Will popcorn be served?
Of course not, lest it be thrown.

You know, someday it would be great to come to Atlanta just to attend all the presentation sessions. Don't volunteer, don't watch matches, don't mentor, just absorb.
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Re: Karthik: Effective FIRST Strategies

This is an AWESOME presentation that goes into strategy not only in the competition season but also strategy in designing robots and building drive teams. I will try to make it again this year!
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Re: Karthik: Effective FIRST Strategies

Ughhh I really wish I could go to this. Alas, I won't be getting in until Thursday morning.
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Re: Karthik: Effective FIRST Strategies

I too won't be getting there until Wendsday night, is there anyway to see this presentation online or see the powerpoint or whatever materials you will be using Karthik? A taping would be excellent but that may be asking too much.
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Re: Karthik: Effective FIRST Strategies

I went to this last year and I cannot recommend it enough. If you care about strategy at all, you should try to go.
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Re: Karthik: Effective FIRST Strategies

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I too won't be getting there until Wendsday night, is there anyway to see this presentation online or see the powerpoint or whatever materials you will be using Karthik? A taping would be excellent but that may be asking too much.
Rolls-Royce typically tapes many of the presentations, they are archived on the WPI site

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I hope to see you on Wednesday. At worst, you're guaranteeing yourself a seat at JVN's session.
I would recommend you come early to get a seat to this one. Last year it was packed as people kept filtering in(with many "FIRST celebrities" in attendance, if you use that term ). As an added bonus, I asked Karthik a driver training question and Paul Copioli answered it as well.
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Re: Karthik: Effective FIRST Strategies

Im going to this one,

hopefully I can still get back in time to uncrate the robot
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I would recommend you come early to get a seat to this one. Last year it was packed as people kept filtering in(with many "FIRST celebrities" in attendance, if you use that term ). As an added bonus, I asked Karthik a driver training question and Paul Copioli answered it as well.
Come for Karthik's presentation... stay for his friends heckling him!
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Re: Karthik: Effective FIRST Strategies

I heard Karthik is going to review his entire match strategy for the 3 days in Atlanta. This is a "must see" event for anyone expecting to play against 1114....
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Come for Karthik's presentation... stay for his friends heckling him!
John you must be one of the meanest friends ever. lol.

Looks like I'll be making it for the little lectures that are in a row on Wednesday night. woot!
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OK, I'll throw in a cheap commercial here for a nice Robot Electrical Seminar on Thursday at 10 AM in C203. Be there or be square!
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OK, I'll throw in a cheap commercial here for a nice Robot Electrical Seminar on Thursday at 10 AM in C203. Be there or be square!
Al, come on, Al - you are supposed to start your own thread ...
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