Hi Friend,

  1. Kickoff is Coming!
  2. FIRST® Tech Challenge Development Kit (SDK) v7.2 Release Available
  3. Updated Resources Release
  4. Extended Team Support Available
  5. Professional Development Opportunity
Kickoff is Coming!
POWERPLAYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies season Kickoff is coming! Mark your calendars and save the date for Saturday, September 10, 2022. We can’t wait to share what this season has in store. Make sure to reach out to your local program delivery partner to find a kickoff event near you!
FIRST® Tech Challenge Development Kit (SDK) v7.2 Release Available
FIRST Tech Challenge Software Development Kit (SDK) v7.2 has been released. This offseason software release comes with new features, bugfixes, and enhancements; it's being released early this summer to allow teams to discover, experiment, and familiarize themselves with the updates and prepare themselves for the upcoming season. You can read more about it on our blog.
NOTE: Another SDK software update is scheduled for release on or around Kickoff (September 10, 2022), and this kickoff release is currently slated as the minimum version required for teams to use during the POWERPLAY presented by Raytheon Technologies season.
Updated Resources Release
We’ve been working on updating our resources for teams. Here’s the latest and greatest resources we’ve updated on our website.
Programming Resources
Building Resources
Extended Team Support Available
Team Support will have extended customer support available until 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays starting September 6, 2022, through November 3, 2022. They can be reached via 1-800-871-8326 or (603) 666-3906, extension 0, and via email.
Professional Development Opportunity
We have both in-person and remote options available for upcoming professional development opportunities. During FIRST® Professional Development, you’ll grow your knowledge, skills, and STEM teaching methods by practicing student elements of FIRST Tech Challenge and build a foundation to deliver quality STEM activities and social-emotional learning development for your students this upcoming school year. Register for upcoming FIRST Tech Challenge trainings:
  • In person: Regional at NASA Stennis Center  – August 29-30
  • Remote: August Remote Cohort 1 – August 20 & 27
  • Remote: September Remote Cohort – September 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, and October 4
  • Remote: October Remote Cohort 1 – October 13 & 14
  • Remote: October Remote Cohort 2 – October 15 & 22