**Blog Date: **Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 09:34
We hope the teams who have registered so far for the 2016 season have had a smooth experience. From the *FIRST *HQ side, the initial rush seemed to go pretty well, and we haven’t had many calls or emails about system issues. But, what’s important is your experience, not ours. If you have any feedback on your registration experience, please send your comments to email@example.com, or give our friendly team support folks a call at 800-871-8326 extension zero.
Here’s a photo of a graph showing CPU load shortly after initial registration. Check out that spike around Noon!
(Photo showing registration spike. Happy IT folks (out of shot) sing, dance, and play their vuvuzelas.)
Still Your Chance to Help with the 2017 Championship
As I noted in this blog, we’re looking for a community member to participate on a team that will be making recommendations to *FIRST *leadership on elements of the 2017 Championship. Check out the details in the original blog, and please send those emails in by Wednesday, September 30th! We have a number of good applications so far, but would like a large pool to draw from.
To get a little bit back on topic, does anyone know when the first round of registration closes? (for MAR if it makes a difference) It would be very helpful for me to know how much pressure I need to put on our mentors to get registered.
Registration for in-district events doesn’t close until Monday November 23rd, but what you might be more concerned about is when teams can register for a 2nd district event, which is Thursday October 8th, as well as when district teams can register for any remaining open districts, which is Thursday November 5th. You might want to pressure your mentors to register for at least your first district before then, to ensure that there is still space available at your first competition choice.