DISCLAIMER: I am in no way associated with IRI but I know people on delphi are so this thread may be of help to them.
So with a little bit of time passed between the competition and now I figured a feedback thread may be in order. These are just off the top of my head:
The rule changes, though removing the can wars did take away the only direct competition between the sides, they actually made me enjoy this game for the first time this season.
Lawrence North Highschool may very well be my favorite venue in all of FIRST, if there ever comes a time where a school for FRC is made Lawrence North should be the template
The volunteers at IRI are the only ones at any competition I have been to where they all feel like they are their for the teams and the good of FIRST, as well as not having a single bad interaction with event staff for only the third time in my FRC history (The other 2 being my previous IRIs)
The food cost (with the exception of 1 type which I will highlight later) was the best in FIRST and other offseasons should take a page out of the IRI book about that.
Teams all seemed to be in great moods, the best I have seen this season.
The team dinner could have used a little more food, 2 pieces of chicken were not enough for some members of my team, myself included. And the lemonade was warm for my first glass though the second was much better.
The drinks were a little expensive when compared to the cost of food.
That is really it for the negatives, and they are so minor that I had to complain about free food and $2 Powerade which is still cheaper then at South Florida. I think IRI is the standard all offseasons should strive for, not just in terms of competitiveness but also in terms of how it is run, the atmosphere and the people involved.
So what is some of the feedback from other attendees, or from people who watched at home on the stream, not only could this thread help IRI but I am also interested in if everyone else enjoyed it as much as I did.