In life we so often only say what we do not like about things and people seldom say what they like about them. We are quick to criticise but slow to praise. Lets change that.
I joined the VEX community in 2008 as a team mentor and fell in love with everything that VEX stands for and what they are trying to achieve. I am starting this tread as a passionate member of the whole VEX community including students, teachers, parents, mentors, EPs, staff, volunteers and sponsors, as someone who believes that we all get more out of the program than we can ever put in.
I love the games and how they test the skills of the students, teaching them the all essential life skills that will serve them well in their chosen careers.
I love the way that all of the VEX staff really care about the program and do everything they can to make it fun and a success. I know the real crazy hours that they work in order to get things done in time.
I love that the game is always changing and keeping all of us trying to find the best way to play it every year.
The world champs are a true marvel but if you never get there then you have not missed out as your local competitions are better than any other sport.
Grow the competition in your area so other people can discover how much fun it is.
I love that Event Partners around the world work so hard to hold the best events they can, their dedication seems limitless, their passion unbounded.
I love that volunteers give up their spare time to help at events, to make it possible for us to have fun.
I love watching students grow from 'never tightened a bolt before' to building crazy robots with amazing things such as DR4Bs. In Elevation (2008) we thought that a modified clawbot was crazy complicated!
I love the free curricula that is available and RobotC and cannot wait to see the new coding studio released.
I love the new VEX v5 system, it is going to add a whole new layer of excitement with vision etc.
Please don't only bash the program in the forum say what is good as well. If you really love the program, you will want new teams to see the good side of what you love not just the complaints.
Tell this thread what you like/love about VEX and let the RECF, IFI and VEX feel that their efforts are worth it. Let them know that they are doing a really great job!