2014 New York City Regional

Calling dibs on this topic before someone else puts it up :stuck_out_tongue:

So who’s coming out to compete or visit?

Competition seems to have been pushed back this year. Usually it is in March but this upcoming year the competition is the weekend of

April 4, 2014 - April 6, 2014 according to the events page on usfirst.org

Team 1796 will be competing. Hope to see you all there.

810 will be competing in NYC and the SBPLI Regional the weekend before. We can’t wait to see everyone there!

The regional being later should mean a more advanced level of play than we usually have. 694 is looking forward to it.

Team 2601 will be there competing as well… Can’t wait for the season to start!
Good luck everybody and see you at Javits!

You bring up an excellent point. I will honestly say I will be a little disappointed if something crazy doesn’t happen in NYC this year.

That being said, I’ll be honestly disappointed if on practice day there are people still trying to put together their robots, barring some sort of emergency like the Javitz Center’s roof collapsed onto your robot (hopefully not but it wouldn’t surprise me the least)

I think that will still happen. It will still be the first regional for some teams. And given the robot is in a bag for until then, teams can’t fix problems even if they know what to do.

I do expect teams will resolve problems faster though. And that more teams will be able to help them get up and running.

January is National Mentoring Month. NYC FIRST teams still need mentors. Learn more at: http://www.nycfirst.org/get-involved/mentor
and volunteer to be a mentor at http://www.nycfirst.org/contact-us

So how’s everyone doing? With build season…officially…wrapped up, attending teams are welcome to share your robots here.

A little more than a month to go. What are your plans until then?

Any volunteers out there that will be attending? I know I am, and am definitely looking forward to it!

NYC Regional Photo Contest Rules:

Teams: Don’t miss the opportunity to honor your mentors, teachers & coaches on the big screen at the NYC Regional. Mentor slide deadline has been extended to March 14th Pi Day:

FIRST Students, Family & Friends are invited to volunteer at the NYC FIRST Robotics Competition April 3-6th.

Our most pressing need for help is on Thursday 4/3 (set-up), Friday 4/4, and Sunday 4/6. Sign up, come out, and have a great time helping students experience the fun and excitement of science, engineering and gracious professionalism!

Register to volunteer at: https://my.usfirst.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/VIMS_Login.aspx

I’m volunteering!

Cherrie, I signed up to volunteer Friday-Sunday around a week or two ago and still haven’t heard back. Do you know when the emails are going out about volunteer positions?

Many thanks to Queens Vocational Tech RoboTigers Team 1796 who will be streaming the FRC Competition on April 5 & April 6.

Can’t be at the NYC Regional? Watch online at:
Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/new-york-city-frc-regional-live-coverage---april-5---6-2014

short url: http://bit.ly/NTj1C2

Tell your friends & family to watch online if they can’t be there in person to root for you!

I’ll be there! Can’t wait to see NYC again! It’s been a few years since I’ve been to the regional and I’m so happy to be returning. :slight_smile:

RoboTigers will be there =)
Too long till the comp tho. =(

Becca & Anyone else who volunteered & hasn’t received a role assignment for April 3, 4, 5, 6. Please send me a note with your contact info at straussmcs@hotmail.com & I’ll follow up with the NYC Volunteer Coordinator. We still need help, especially from Alumni!
Cherrie Fleisher-Strauss NYC FRC Volunteer Planning Committee Co-Chair

OMG! Libby, welcome back to NYC Regional!

PIT MAP is finished! PIT MAP is finished!

The game begins… “Where is my @#$%&* pit?” or

“Who make this PIT MAP?”

I will be posting the NYC Regional PIT MAP soon. See you all next week.