Skills and Talents

Okay, I’m creating this thread to act as a repository of information about everyone who’s interested in participating in the freelanceFIRST effort.

A lot of people have pledged their help, so it’s important that we all have an easily accessible place to keep up to date on who’s involved and what they can contribute.

So, if you’d please, I’d like everyone who’s interested in helping to reply, post some method of contacting you, as well as what skills you have to contribute.

I’m in immediate need of finding skilled, web-savvy programmers. While I don’t anticipate the need to be doing any coding for a little bit longer, it’s important that they be involved in these early stages. If they can’t create the website as we’re envisioning it, then we’ll need to step back and reexamine ways of accomplishing our goals.

So, without further adieu…

Name: Stephen Rawls
Team: Currently 122. 401 for the next four years, however.
Contact: Email: [email protected] or [email protected]; AIM: TheNASAKnight
Skills: Electonics, Software, Web Programming.


Name: Melissa Thiessen
team: 422, Philadelphia FIRST in general also
contact info: [email protected], or AIM (see sig)

skills: administrative side of teams, I’ve seen the competition from all sides (team member, mentor, and volunteer), some website/newsletter experience, some engineering (I’m a biomed major with either a minor or double major in electrical, still working on that one), ummm, and I’m always up for learning more stuff, so I can try other stuff too!

Name: Aaron Lussier
Team: 151 right now, however 125 for College
E-mail: [email protected]
AIM: Bldrngmn1
Skills: Public Relations i.e Selling bot and such, Basic Pro-E knowledge, Maching Skills, mechanical Knowledge

Name:Adam Yakaboski
Team:564(at least until I graduate)
Expertise:Mechanics, electronics(not programing), sensors, and various other things

Name: Mike Walker “Codeman”
Team: 21, ComBBAT
Skills: Website Design, Graphics Design, Programming, Wiring, Construction, Solid Edge, Inventor, a tad bit of 3dsmax, and various other things
AIM: miketwalker86
E-mail: [email protected]

Name: Michael Dessingue
Team: 250, also a FIRST Volunteer
E-mail: [email protected]
AIM (instant messanger): Dezdezdez25
Skills: Public Relations, newsletter and marketing, Maching , CAD, CNC Programming, Wiring, Construction, Pneumatics. Plus a few other things. (Not listed in any specific order).

~Michael “Dez” Dessingue

Name: Brandon Martus
Team: 47
AIM: Pubarso
Skills: Web Development

While I won’t be able to give a large amount of help, I’m always here for suggestions, logistics, and testing. You just need to ask :slight_smile:

Name: Melissa Wheeler
Team: 86
Contact: [email protected] AIM: Yearbook50
Skills: Mechanical, Spirit, Adminstrative, Construction, making things pretty, I dunno…too much for me to think about

Name: Joseph Matt
Team: 384
Contact: [email protected] **AIM:**JWM1314
Skills: PR, organization, scouting, and other things

Name: Cory McBride
Team: 100
Contact: [email protected] AIM: CoryTeam100
Skills: Mechanics, a bit of machining, pneumatics, some inventor, hope to be pretty adept soon. Some wiring, scouting, some organization, design, numerous other random things I cant think of now.


Name: Nate Smith
Team: N/A
AIM: NateT66
Skills: Web Development, MySQL, PHP

*Originally posted by Nate Smith *
**Name: Nate Smith
Team: N/A
AIM: NateT66
Skills: Web Development, MySQL, PHP **

We’ll be contacting you, trust me. :wink:

Name: Joel Johnson
Team: 173
AIM: joellark
Skills: Programming (PBASIC x, C++ limited’ish], PHP, Perl, etc), Graphics Design (limited)

Name: Jeff Waegelin
Team: 201
AIM: DKnight513
Skills: Programming, some web development (limited)

Name: Jon Gambrell
Contact: jon at stimutacs dot com, or tigerbolt of course
Skills: PHP/MySQL/web design… other things too. Everyone does everything it seems.
Talents: I can burp talk, and bend my fingers all the way back.

Name: Matt Krass
Team: Sachem 263
AIM: ace32456
Skills: Basic MySQL, PHP and a good little brother you can always count on for support.
Extraordinary talents: Actually being able to read my code :-/

Name: Albert Wu
Team: 1072 until the end of the 04 season. Dunno where from there.
Contact: Email: [email protected]; AIM: Aonic909 or unarchy
Skills: Graphics Design, Web Design, Programming (Perl, C++), Linux server managment. PR was forced upon me this year (noone else wanted to do it,) and I have a pretty good grasp of robot construction in general.

Talents: Uncanny luck. :smiley:

Name: Brandon Joerges
Team: Alumni of 247 and 470
Email: [email protected]
AIM: Ompha1oskepsis
ICQ: 118448018
MSN: [email protected]
Skills: Mechanical, CAD (2D and 3D), Pneumatics, some Programming

Name: Josh Hambright
Team: Currently 461. Consulting for 461 next year (Cant be an advisor cuz i’m not going to purdue) and probably 1020 too. Maybe more.
Contact: email- [email protected] or see my profile
Skills: Some basic pbasic programming. Extensive knowlege of electronics, pneumatics, sensors, controls and the non mechanical stuff in the FIRST robots. Strong knowlege base in 3dmax, 3dviz, inventor, rhino, photoshop, vegas video, adobe premire, flash, dreamweaver, HTML, Javascript, CSS, web design, print and electronic graphic design experience for as a big part of my real job for the last 4 years. Extensive PR skills. administrative knowlege on a college based team. Also have experience with scouting and strategy type stuff.