I am going to be a judge at the Championships.
This is my first year as a Championship Judge. Of course, I want to do the best job I can.
Let me say that I REALLY took this year off from Chief Delphi – In fact, I put in more time pulling together the backup scoring program for FIRST than I put in working for Chief Delphi this year. Additionally, I probably provided more technical consulting to teams other than #47 than I provided the Chiefs this year.
I say this for 2 reasons,
#1, Because I am going to be a Championship Judge, I want folks to know that I am going to try my best to take off my Chief Delphi hat and that I am, in fact, only an honorary member of the team, if a member at all.
#2 I need help preparing data I usually prepare as member of a crazy-go-nuts robotics team trying to get every bit of scouting data they can. I usually pull together a the following data for all the teams going to the Championships:Team Short Name
Division at Championships
First Regional Name
Second Regional Name (if any)
Third Regional Name (if any)
Finish (Champ, Finalist, SemiFinalist, Quarter Finalist) Regional 1
Finish (Champ, Finalist, SemiFinalist, Quarter Finalist) Regional 2
Finish (Champ, Finalist, SemiFinalist, Quarter Finalist) Regional 3
Awards if any at Regional 1
Awards if any at Regional 2
Awards if any at Regional 3
Record during seeding at Regional 1
Record during seeding at Regional 2
Record during seeding at Regional 3
Overall Record during seeding
Seed at Regional 1
Seed at Regional 2
Seed at Regional 3
Draft order* at Regional 1
Draft order* at Regional 2
Draft order* at Regional 3
This year, for the same reason I am not a member of the Chief Delphi Robotics Team, I just do not have the 10-20 hours I usually spend collecting these data from the available public websites.
Is there anyone other there in ChiefDelphi.com Land willing to pull together this data and publish it as a whitepaper or make it available in some other way?
- Draft Order is perhaps the most significant bit if data to me because it captures the judgement of people who actually watched the matches. Yes, it is a flawed measurement, but what one dimensional measurement of something so complex as the relative merits of robotic team’s performance is NOT flawed? I argue that Draft Order is perhaps the least flawed measurement system available to us, short of actually watching every match from every regional and making our own (also flawed) decision about a team’s relative merits.