|ORTOP & FIRST|
Challenge Oregon Kickoff is free and open to the
Challenge KICK-OFF 2016
Saturday, September 10th - starting at 9:00 am (check specific location for door opening times)
Tech Challenge Oregon will host four kickoff events at the following
RSVP for a KICKOFF SITE so that we can approximate how many people are attending - CLICK HERE
|Additional plans for workshops,
presentations, other details
|| We will add additional
details as they come available from the site planning committees.
As of 8/24/16 sites are reporting the following:
||Doors Open - Event
- 3 hours of workshops -click here for agenda, following video presentations; two tracks -
rookie workshops and veteran workshops, no food options provided - sack
lunch encouraged if staying for workshops.
LIVE STREAM OF WORKSHOPS FROM PORTLAND provided by Batteries in Black - #4855
|Pleae click link above and register so that we can print appropriate amount of handouts
am - 1:00 pm
Dalles - The Dalles HS
Soldering/Wiring, 3D Printing, Programming Using Android Studio,
Engineering Notebook, Outreach Tips.
||The Dalles ONLINE WORKSHOP
REGISTRATION - different link than the one above.
am - noon
- Summit HS
robots, breakouts TBD (coding, game strategy, build basics,
electronics, coach/ fundraising), coffee/donuts offered
am - noon
Networking, lunch provided free at no cost at noon.
workshop slides from Aug 2016 SOAR Workshop ,
LIVE STREAM of KICKOFF from St.Mary's School provided by C4-#9851
|Please click link above and register so that there can be a head count for lunch.
am - 1:00 pm
|Other Kickoff Site information - Event
Managers and Team Support
|Portland -DAIMLER HQ||Event
Manger: Cathy Swider
Team Support: #4855 Batteries in Black, #7013 Hot Wired, #7187 Team Axis
|The Dalles - The Dalles HS||Event
Manager: Lu Seapy
Team Support: #3633 Bazinga Bots, #4543 Binary Chaos, #8165 Sa-BOT-age
|Bend - Summit HS||Event
Manager: Charlotte VanValkenberg
Team Support: #6833 - Automatons, #8151 SHRED
|Medford- St. Mary's||Event
Manager: Kent Dauterman & Linda Koontz
Team Support: #9851 C4
Robot in 30 Hours Challenge
FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon VOLUNTEERS!
We welcome our amazing volunteers at our 2016 Kickoff Sites
Oregon FTC could not be possible without the time and efforts of hundreds of volunteers. This upcoming season is no exception. The program anticipates upwards of over 60 tournament events needing volunteers to cover league meets, qualifying tournaments, super-qualifiers and a state championship.
meets start the first week of November and the season will conclude the
last weekend of February with the FTC Oregon State Championship.
volunteer roles are needed across the state; referees, field technical
advisors, scorekeepers, robot inspectors, judges, and logistics
volunteers to ensure everyone is in the right spot at the right time.
2015/2016 Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program Sponsors of the
FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon program
We look forward to your continued support in 2016/2017
Google / Tides Foundation
Daimler Trucks North America
Qorvo (new sponsor for 2016/17)
Intel Volunteer Matching Grant
Performance Health Technology
Vernier Software and Technology
First Tech Federal Credit Union
ONAMI & Business Oregon
Masonic Lodge #110
|What is Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program (ORTOP)||The Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program (ORTOP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The ORTOP Board is made up of volunteers from the programs sponsors and partners and well as private individuals. Many adult volunteers will organize and coach teams this year, while additional volunteers will plan and stage workshops, scrimmages and the Championship Tournament. These volunteers come from many sources, including sponsors and community partners.|
(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology)
A non-profit organization called FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology) located in Manchester, New Hampshire organizes an annual network of robotics tournaments under the names FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and Junior FIRST LEGO League(Jr.FLL). FIRST focuses on promoting science and technology to young people. They have formed a network of robotics tournaments. FIRST programs have proven to be extremely valuable in inspiring young people's interest in science and technology and preparing them to enter tomorrow's workforce.