Searchable White Papers

Me and Phil, (the guys behind firsttopsite.com) have decided to create a first website that will allow everyone to search everything FIRST related!!!

First Steps in the direction:
Google Search: http://www.searchfirst.org/
ChiefDelphi White Papers Search: http://www.searchfirst.org/bob/
(3 + 12 hours of none stop php coding, had to create a custom robot that will visit the whitepaper section, and organize everything in a nice table.)

Everything is still in BETA… so you might experience an error…

If you wish to contribute code or join the team leave a comment or drop us a line at webmaster AT firsttopsite DOT com.

It looks like a good start. If you want to add searching of FIRST Blogs I’m willing to further develop our side of the API. Currently it’s XML-RPC and only has

function getBlogInfoByTeam($team) { } 

which will return information about blogs from people associated with a specific team number. Just ask :slight_smile:

Oh, and I’ve just sent an e-mail asking what happened to the FIRST Contact Database; because, if that can come back up it would be useful to have integrated, too.

I am interested in joining the team for either website :D.

Yes… I am a PHP programmer :smiley:

Ok, I’ve just rewritten the search function, ground up!!! :ahh:
http://searchfirst.org/bob/

how it works:

camera - will display entries with the word camera in it.
mount camera - will display entries with the word mount or the word camera in it.
mount camera (checkbox) - Will only displays entries that have both words in it.
**“camera mount” ** - Will display entries with the string “camera mount” in it.

CD-Media is searchable … and ready to go live in a week or so, replacing the current gallery/papers system altogether. FYI.

Also, how often are you spidering the white papers, and what are some of the details (are you pausing a bit between hits, etc).

CD-Media is searchable … and ready to go live in a week or so, replacing the current gallery/papers system altogether. FYI.

Also, how often are you spidering the white papers, and what are some of the details (are you pausing a bit between hits, etc).

Yea, I’ve heard about it… (the soon to be searchable whitepapers)
So far I’ve only spidered it 3 times… and don’t plan to spider it again. The whole point was to develop a search engine and robot system for the future.

Being able to search the FIRST Contacts Database (now at http://contacts.openfirst.org/ but previously hosted by Ryan M.) would be good.