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  1. Holiday Hours
  2. Virtual Coding Tool
  3. DonorsChoose Funding Available
  4. Team Webinars
  5. Virtual College Fair
Holiday Hours
FIRST® Headquarters will be closing on Thursday, November 11, in recognition of Veterans Day. Regular business hours will resume on Friday, November 12, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
Virtual Coding Tool
Interested in getting more people coding? FIRST® Canada has developed a cool virtual coding tool for FTC Blocks and OnBot Java programming. The tool is called the FTC SIM, and it allows users to code and run a virtual FIRST® Tech Challenge robot autonomously for free! It is a wonderful way to get others to try their hand coding in an easy-to-use environment. You can use the FTC SIM to train new teammates to prep for the season or to run an FTC SIM coding camp during the winter or spring break. FIRST Canada will be offering a training webinar on Monday, November 29 and Wednesday, December 1. Click here to register for the training! Learn about the virtual coding tool more here!
DonorsChoose Funding Available
Thanks to generous support from Disney, educators in the United States can create DonorsChoose projects to fund FIRST in their classrooms. If your team needs additional tools or LEGO® resources, learn more about teacher eligibility and how to create your project.
Team Webinars
Does your team have game-related, Dean’s List Award nomination, or team scorekeeping and scoring system questions for the FREIGHT FRENZYSM presented by Raytheon season? We want to hear from you on these webinars and we hope your questions and answers can help you and other teams as you find your way through the season! Learn more about our team webinars, schedule, and invitation links in our recent blog post. These calls are specifically for the benefit of teams. Volunteers will have separate calls where they can ask game experts about the game rules.
Upcoming team webinars include:
Virtual College Fair
On December 2, FIRST® and Tallo are hosting a
free virtual college fair specifically for FIRST students. You’ll have the chance to connect with colleges and universities who are looking for FIRST students. We’re using a new app, Ping by Tallo, to match you with colleges based on how your interests and preferences align with theirs. It’s a fast and easy way to learn about new schools who have great programs and choose who you want to connect with! Sign up today*!
This opportunity is provided by Tallo. In order to register for this event, attendees must provide Tallo with their personal data and this data will be used in accordance with Tallo’s Privacy Policy: https://tallo.com/privacy-policy/. You should read this policy carefully before registering for the event.