MN FIRST – team resource survey, Regional openings and CSA contacts

MN FIRST – team resource survey, Regional openings and CSA contacts

Team Leaders, we’’re in the final countdown to Kickoff so I’’m sure you have lots of activity around organizing your teams.  Keep up the good work and let us know if you need help on anything.

Remember, these emails go only to the “Main” and “Alternate” team contact so please pass the information on to other team members.

Here are a couple of items of interest and a request to fill out a survey that is linked below.

At JumpStart last Saturday, many of us mentors had a lengthy discussion concerning team support from your school and school district.  The survey questions reflect some of the issues that were brought up and will take less than 5 minutes to fill out.  Please have only one person from your team fill out the survey:

A note on regionals, there are open slots in all the local regionals with North Star having the most.  If you are still sitting on a waitlist, please get in touch with Ken Rosen ( ) about filling one of the available slots.

Minnesota Splash is this Saturday at the U of MN – Twin Cities campus.  I highly encourage teams to attend.   Here’s a link to the event for details:

Girls Who Code is hosting summer camps for girls interested in computer programming.  Registration is currently open:

Control System Advisors (CSAs) help forums

Our MN CSA’s (the orange hats at competitions) are now setup to offer their programming and network expertise throughout the year, not just during the Regional events. There are multiple ways to connect with them.  They have established accounts on Slack, Trello and Twitter. Slack and Trello are linked so they will integrate with FRC team Slack accounts.  Special thanks to Chris Roadfeldt, Todd Kruse, and Wade Lougeais who will be managing the links.

trello email:
trello board URL:
Slack URL:
Slack Team: firstmn.csa
Twitter handle: @firstmncsa

Details on Kickoffs and Week Zero events will be coming soon.

Regards, Mark Lawrence
Chairman, MN FIRST Regional Planning Committee

2017-12-05T13:17:05+00:00 December 5th, 2017|