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Registration Update and Reminder

Oct 04, 2016 Written by Frank Merrick.


We are now ready for event registration this week. We’ve been working tirelessly with the MySQL database expert we have hired to optimize the performance of the database and believe we are in a good position. 

We are continuing with our plans to minimize demands on our system during the rush period, as we have detailed previously. Please note once again this means the API some folks use to gather and share registration data with the community will be turned off for a period of time. I love, love, love the FIRST Fandom activities like this one that are such an important part of our vibrant culture, but we really need to take this step to give us the best possible chance of success.

The big event for District teams is only one day away, to be followed the day after for Regional teams. See all the details (and there are lots of them) in this blog. Note that we have provided a supplemental resource page to help teams determine whether they are part of the Regional or District model, and the blog has been edited to reflect that. District/Regional model status is likely not completely obvious to rookie teams, though we are working to make it more so.


Bottom line, if you are a District team, your District event registration period opens at Noon Eastern time on Wednesday, October 5th.


If you are a Regional team, your Regional event registration period opens at Noon Eastern time on Thursday, October 6th.


As noted in the earlier blog, you can help us make this a success by sharing this info, and sharing it again. We will have another email blast going out to all teams today, but it can’t hurt to make sure folks you know are aware of this. Friends don’t let friends miss event registration!


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