Your time has come at last! I’ve really enjoyed our technical collaborations and hope you continue your super mentoring for many years. As others have mentioned, you’ve done a lot to raise the technical IQ of the Vex community and me:).
Personally me and Vex Raptors were surprised that Mr. Pearman hadn’t already won the award. No one deserved it more. I even had the pleasure of running into James at the airport on the way back and chatting with him for half an hour.
Thank you for everything you have done for the community over the years Jpearman.
I had the pleasure of taking a picture with Mr. Pearman at the Arts division and I spoke briefly with him. He’s an enormous help to everyone at the forums and I was elated that he got such a well-deserved award.
My whole team got a picture with him! Our elevator lift was based on his “triple lift” thread. He has also answered several questions of ours regarding programming on these forums. Without James’ guidance I don’t know if we would have made it to Worlds.
It’s so cool that someone 1500 miles away that we had never met was so willing to help.
So he’s never won it before? Heck, I figured he’d just won it again, since I’m sure he deserved it again. I know my own team owes much to the man, some dude I’ve still not managed to meet and thank in person. One of my few regrets at Worlds this year is that my kids and I couldn’t thank him in person for providing so many detailed insights into all things Vex. I think about half of their computer code is stuff they cut and pasted off of his gazillion posts.
Congratulations! Myself a mentor, I have learned an incredible amount from James Pearman in a short period of time. I am amazed that this is his first Mentor of the Year Award. Well deserved, and apparently, overdue!
A big thank you to the legendary jpearman from the AURA team as well! He’s always doing things that we wish we were doing too, and is an inspiration for all mentors everywhere. Not just helping your own team, but helping the community come to grips with how everything works. Importantly, his contributions have helped bring VEX out of a predominantly mechanical competition to one that requires a solid understanding of the electrical components and digital systems too. Thank you jpearman!