My name is Alex and I’m the head developer and owner of Project Siller, an online scouting platform developed last season.
A little about me, I’m not currently in any FRC team, however I do have experience in FRC competitions as I was part of a school team. I’m a self taught PHP programmer and system administrator which qualifies me to run and host Project Siller.
Project Siller was developed during last year’s competition. We started Alpha testing in the FRC MAR championships. During worlds, we granted several teams access to our platform. We added new features that allowed teams to work together on tasks like pit scouting, because of the large number of teams present. We also allowed teams to view other team’s data allowing them to essentially have multiple sources of data, in addition to their own and a database that has an average of all the data all the different teams collected.
Project Siller is completely written in PHP and our database engine is Percona MySQL 5.7, we use TokuDB as our storage engine. Project Siller is currently being redesigned and prepared for the upcoming season(First Power Up). We are looking to open the platform to the entire FRC community for Beta testing and registration. We will be opening registration starting early next week. Teams will only be allowed 1 account, but can invite up to 10 members to join their team on the platform. Login system has not been finalized, but will be very soon. Members of teams can submit and view all data from all teams. Our platform utilizes the Blue Alliance’s API to pull all match data and scores, which allows teams to enter the match number during match scouting and have the team numbers filled out automatically. Also new this year, our platform will include a prediction system that uses an algorithm to compare a team’s statistics based on pit scouting, match scouting, and past events(This function will be in alpha development for much of the season as we collect more data). Right now, our platform is only available online, but this year we hope to push out offline versions for Android and IOS, which will be written using the Ionic 2 framework.
Sorry for the long post, I just wanted write as much information as I could to help newcomers understand our platform.
If you have any questions please feel free to DM me on the forum.