IRI Live! - New for 2015

IRI Live! 2015

The Indiana Robotics Invitational is excited to announce this year’s event will be the inaugural for IRI Live! Based on the pioneering work done by groups like the RoboShow, FRC Game Time, FIRST in Michigan, FRC GameSense, and the Einstein Match Desk, IRI Live! will attempt to bring the home viewer into the action of the event to create a better home viewing experience during the Playoffs.

IRI Live! will begin approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the Playoffs, 1:15 pm eastern on July 18.

The show will be hosted by Collin Fultz and Danny Blau. Collin brings 14 years of FRC experience as a student, mentor, volunteer, and former FRC staff member. Danny brings 12 years of FRC experience as a student, mentor, volunteer, and current AndyMark engineer.

Together, they will highlight how rule changes have changed the play of Recycle Rush at IRI, recap alliance selection, and prepare the viewer for the Playoffs. Between matches, they will review the previous match and preview the upcoming match. During longer breaks, they will interview FIRST All-Stars at the event to help some teams tell the story of their 2015 season.

The broadcast will be streamed via the FIRST Robotics Livestream channel, the same channel that the Indiana Districts used for the 2015 regular season. As an enhancement for the IRI, the stream will be upgraded from Basic to Premium to allow sites like The Blue Alliance to embed the stream. The rest of the event can also be viewed via this stream on Friday (7/17) and Saturday (7/18) morning.

As we confirm interview guests for the broadcast, we’ll post their details to this thread.

If you can’t make it to Indianapolis for the IRI, we hope that you’ll join us for the first year of IRI Live!

Here is the current listing of guests for IRI Live!

Andy Baker & Chris Fultz - IRI Planning Committee, WFA Winners, Mentors
Al Skierkierwicz - Chief LRI, Team 111 Mentor
Kaleb Dodd - Student, Team 1114
Tyler Olds - Mentor, Team 2826
Libby Kamen - Mentor, Team 1923
Lucien Junkin - Mentor, Team 118
Renee Becker-Blau - Executive Director, Indiana FIRST
Jamee Luce & Jonathan Bryant - FRC Team Advocate & FRC Kit of Parts Engineer

This is great.

FIRST started to add this at the last two CMP’s with Blair & Andy in 2014, and Blair and Dave this year doing recaps of the action that had just occurred, a la ESPN.
The work of Game Time & GameSense are much appreciated.
FiM’s work with Public Television provides my favorite exemplar so far.

With BattleBots returning this weekend, there is an opportunity for cross-pollenation to increase interest in FIRST.

This is awesome! On behalf of those of us who cannot travel at that time…Thank you so much!

Woooo! Thanks to everyone who will be working on this, I can’t wait to tune in.

We can double experience IRI! I’ll find a way to broadcast this in our pit, maybe use my laptop or something… :smiley:

I take it if we’re at the event we’ll need to pull up the stream in order to hear what is going on with IRILive!?

I just want to run some statistics on the stream.

Will the talent show also be on the stream?

The guest list has been added to the initial post.

Let me know if you would like some Michigan representation. I would be happy to help out. It sounds like fun.

We are very excited for IRI Live and our amazing guest list! Do you have questions you’d like us to ask these fine folks? Tweet us @IRILive2015 with your questions and we may use them on air!

Did you see something in a match that you’d like us to expand on during the broadcast? Know an interesting fact about a team or an alliance that we missed? Connect with us during the broadcast at the same account!

We are Looking Forward to this weekend!

Is it just me or is this a hint towards something?

It’s just you.