New on team; need advice.

Hey,

This is my first year on my team. I would like to know how I can get up to speed and make myself useful.
I’m in programming, and we’re using C++. I have very limited experience with C-based languages.

Something very useful is to know the tools available to teams when programing their robots. I would explore the ScreenSteps and look at all of the documentation available to teams.

http://wpilib.screenstepslive.com/s/4485

Something else you can do, if you learn best by example, is to look at the examples. After installing Eclipse and the FRC Plugins (take a look at ScreenSteps for instructions) open the examples by doing:

File -> New -> Other -> WPILib Robot C++ Development -> Example Robot C++ Project

I would recommend going through other teams githubs and looking at their code.