This is just another reason I really want to go to next fest, if any one is planning to be there friday night and would like to split the cost of a hotel room that would be awesome, I want to take a train down from Albany that would arrive around 3 and spend some time at nextfest friday and saturday however I am lacking a place to sleep, if any one is interested email me [email protected]
Just a clarification: There will be 9 teams invited per day. The format will be where 6 teams are on the field at a time for exhibition play/matches. And 3 teams will remain in the pit to talk to spectators. This is going to be a fantastic event that we hope you will come down to see. Coming would also give you a chance to preview the future home of the NYC Regional!
I just ordered my ticket yesterday, and have been trying to figure out transportation Bus/Amtrak/Tram/etc. I have been talking to my cousin who may possibly come in from the Scranton area. Send me a PM if you’d consider splitting with two people, or where you were looking at staying - rooms at the Hilton are booked.
Have fun!!! I worked NextFest last year and it was probably the highlight of my summer… My advice to anyone who lives in the area and is not presenting is to volunteer. There should be a link on the NextFest website. Sure it’s a lot of work but it gets you in for free, you get a free t-shirt, and you get to come early & stay late and chat with the inventors!
It’s a good idea to share a truck or van. Javits will allow you to drive into their loading docks off of 12 Ave. I’m not sure what the loading dock arrangements will be. Be prepare to unload your bots or you may have to allow the dock workers do the unloading.
Good question about security- check with your regional director or Senior Mentor.
Team # Dates Participating
11 Th, F, S, Sun
40 Th, F
75 Th, S, Sun
334 S, Sun
354 Th, F, S
365 S, Sun
371 Th, F, S
375 Th, F, S, Sun
694 Th, F, S, Sun
743 Th, F
1923 S, Sun
Come support these teams as they represent FIRST at NEXTFEST!!!