FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

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Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


Event Preferencing Opening, Winners, and Volunteer Registration Opening

Sep 21, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Event Preferencing opened smoothly! Congratulations to the winners of the Name the Planet Contest and the Event Ready grant! Plus, the Volunteer Registration for Events is now open!

Teaser Almost Here and Event Ready???

Sep 17, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

It's almost Teaser Time! Plus, we have added a designation on your Dashboard so you will know if your team is Event Ready!

Event Ready and Beta Test Application

Sep 14, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

What does it mean to be Event Ready? Plus, the 2019 Beta Test Application is now available.

Teaser Release and a Free Registration!

Sep 12, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Join us on Tuesday, September 18 at 7pm ET for the LIVE reveal of the DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Season Teaser! Plus, an opportunity you don't want to miss! Did someone say a free 2019 team registration?

Events Preferencing, Money for Teams, and Money for Students. Oh, and the 2019 Season Teaser.

Sep 07, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

The first event preference system will open on September 20, 2018! Get your team ready now! Rookie team grants are now available, along with the NASA grants for US teams. DonorsChoose is also available US public and public charter school teachers. The Scholarship Program is now live for 2019! Plus, the teaser is coming!

2019 Event Data on FRC-Events

Aug 29, 2018 Written by Alex Herreid, Software Engineer, FIRST Robotics Competition.

It's here! The 2019 FRC-events page is available! And it has lots of cool new functionality! Check it out today! And while you are there, get your team ready for the 2019 #DESTINATIONDEEPSPACE season by getting 2 mentors screened through our Registration System.

New Vice President of Programs and FIRST TV Episode

Aug 28, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Please join me in welcoming Chris Rake as the new Vice President of Programs at FIRST. And tune in tonight, 8/28 at 7pm ET, for another great episode featuring Matt Pilotte, Electrical Engineering Manager, and me!

More Chances to Work at FIRST

Aug 22, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

We have lots of openings here at FIRST! Come join our team!

Fundraising and Sponsor Thanks

Aug 17, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Did you know that FIRST has a fundraising toolkit to help you raise the money you need for your team? Plus, public or public charter school teachers in the USA should check out the latest opportunities at! And once you get the support you need, be sure to thank your generous sponsors!

Reminders, Reminders...

Aug 13, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Be sure to check out the training modules available on our website! Plus get those game concepts and Name the Planet submissions in! FIRST TV will be checking in with the FIRST LEGO League staff at 7pm ET on 8/14!