Other Outreach Events

GA Manufacturing Expo

Over the summer FIRST invites the team to demonstrate the robot as a part of the FIRST booth at the GA manufacturing expo at the Gwinnett Convention Center. It is a great opportunity for our team to build a community image, promote the t-shirt bot, and draw in new sponsors.

Programming Classes

Over the summer of 2014, programming classes commenced as a way of preparing programmers for future seasons. These classes were attended by rising 8th and 9th graders as well as a few 10th graders to get experience before the upcoming season.

Ridge’s Hour of Code

Ridge’s Hour of Code was held on December 9th, 2014 and was open to all students involved in a variety of technology-based clubs affiliated with Peachtree Ridge High School. The class organized as an effort to introduce common people to coding, and how popular games, such as Angry Birds or Plants vs Zombies, are made. The students were taught using the Hour of Code website that simplified the games, allowing them to follow along and learn a few things with simple drag-and-drop.
Learn about the world-wide Hour of Code effort here: Hour Of Code Video
Visit the Hour of Code website here: Hour Of Code Website

Mentoring at Hull MS

During the FLL season, team members volunteer to help mentor the FLL team at Hull Middle school. Various tasks are done to help wherever needed and no experience is necessary.