Starting a FRC Team is always a challenge. You have to find funding, mentors, space to meet, students to join, and more. On top of this, many people starting a team have little or no FIRST experience, making the entire process even more difficult. There are hundreds of incredible mentors out there who want to share their knowledge.
We saw this disconnect and decided to try to bridge the knowledge gap by hosting a series of Google Hangouts on Air called FIRST Step. The series features prominent mentors and gurus from the global FIRST community. Guests have include numerous Woodie Flowers Award winners and finalists, Dean’s List winners, and respected members of the FIRST Community such as Woodie Flowers, Andy Baker, John Larock, Earl Scime, Al Skierkiewicz and more!
Each episode is about 30 minutes and focuses on a topic ranging from sponsor management (featuring representative of BAE Systems and Google) to technical skills. We quickly found there were nuggets of gold in each episode that deserved the spotlight. These have been edited out into 2-5 minute clips that allow rookie and veteran mentors alike to learn more. Go check it out today!