Hello everyone, I recently made some pretty charts using team color data that I created myself by searching team websites. Since I’ll likely be building other charts like this in the future, I’m planning to start my own archive of team color data. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of teams out there, and getting all that data myself would be a lot of work. So my plan is to try to trick everyone else into getting this data for me by crowdsourcing the process!
I’ve created a master sheet of team color data here:
I’ll leave this sheet publicly accessible so that others can use this data themselves, and if things go well this year I might have a new submission period in following years.
If you want to contribute team color data, go to the “Instructions” sheet and follow the steps listed there. I’ll copy it below as well. I’m trying to find the right way to do this which minimizes the work for me while also stopping anyone from messing up the data, so I’ve decided to run with a process wherein I’ll be accepting region submissions of data. So I guess we’ll see how this goes. I’ll use this thread to coordinate any updates. Good luck!
If you want to contribute data, here are the steps:
Click File-> Make a Copy
Save the file as "FRC Crowdsourced Color Data - Region" where Region is the region you are submitting data for, for example "FRC Crowdsourced Color Data - Minnesota"
Edit color data for teams in the region the file is named, if you edit teams in other regions those changes will not apply
Send me your updated file and I will incorporate it into this book
I will only be accepting 1 submission per region, and it will be the submission with the most complete data, so please coordinate with others to get the best data possible before submitting to me
You can coordinate efforts in this CD thread or through other channels
I will stop accepting submissions on Feb 9 at 11:59pm Central time, if this process goes well I'll continue with this in future seasons