During the 2018-2019 season, we won the Judges award for our big scoring operation. We wanted to create a graph that would help us, and other teams use robot performance. We created a system with other teams, where we would score each match, focusing on robot performance. With many teams scoring with us, we tallied and counted up each point, scanning the sheets into the system. Madeleine, the mastermind behind the whole idea, used Tableau to put all of the data in readable, understandable form. She compiled all of the information and put them in graphs, tables, and other data tables. We posted the data to the reddit page, and many teams said that it was helpful to them. For the future, we wish to make the process quicker and better organized so that we don’t scramble near the end.
On April 15th, we headed out for our second world championship as an FTC team. Hosted in the George R. Brown Convention center, it was the combined event of all levels of FIRST, from FLL jr. to FRC. The multiple day event encompasses all portions of a normal event, on a larger scale. We played through each of our qualification matches, and won one of them, but still placed higher than we did last year. Because of our gigantic scoring operation, we won the judges award at the event. We were incredibly honored with their recognition of what our team did during the event. The judges noticed our system of using other teams to collectively score every match in every division. The even wasn’t just an event for us to win and play matches, but to be a better team. We had fun together and had many challenges throughout the week, from teams dropping out on us last minute to errors on the field. Many teams were brought together from around the world to participate, and we had a blast!
On March 17th, we attending the Washington State Championships at the ShoWare center. We played in seven qualifications matches and won about half of them. We were selected to be apart of an alliance, but we did not win. We advanced to the World Championship through first runner-up for the Inspire Award. We are very excited to be going to Worlds!