**FIRST EMAIL**/Beta Testing Application Deadline Friday/FRC Season Calendar/Ask an E

FIRST EMAIL/Beta Testing Application Deadline Friday/FRC Season Calendar/Ask an Expert Call/Request for Proposals

Greetings Teams:

Beta Testing Application Deadline— Friday, 9/7/12 at noon EST: As FRC prepares for the 2013 season, we are seeking a limited number of teams to assist us with beta testing new software. A limited number of teams will also be asked to test hardware elements of the control system. Interested teams should complete the Beta Test Application available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5WBKJ26 by the deadline of Friday, 9/7/12 at noon EST.

Teams selected to participate in Beta Testing will be notified by Wednesday, 9/19/12. Please direct questions regarding submissions to [email protected].

FRC Season Calendar: Please visit our new FRC season calendar: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/calendar/month to view important season dates and deadlines. You can change the view of the calendar to month or list by clicking on the links at the top of the page.

Ask an Expert Call: Join Senior Mentor, Javier Saenz and FTC Partner, Joe Passofaro for the Ask an Expert call “Teams in Transition from FTC to FRC”. The call will be taking place on Wednesday, 9/12/12 at 7 pm EST. You can find details on all of this season’s Ask an Expert calls here: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/frc-senior-mentor-teleconference-recordings.

Request for Proposals for 2013 FRC Season Workshop Presentations: FRC will not be hosting live Kickoff Workshops at FIRST Headquarters in Manchester, NH before Kickoff this year. Instead, we will be providing access to recorded workshops that will focus on preparing FRC Teams for the 2013 season. This will allow teams to take advantage of online workshop material before they get caught up in the build season.

We are currently seeking workshop proposals! Anyone interested in creating a recorded workshop may submit a proposal. For more information on submitting a proposal, please visit: http://www3.usfirst.org/sites/default/files/uploadedFiles/Robotics_Programs/FIRST_Place/Workshops_and_Conferences/2011_Assets/2013_RFP_for_Workshop_Presentations.pdf. Proposals are due by Friday, 9/21/12.

Go Teams!