Sadly, I missed yesterday’s session ( I had to decide between teams that have events this weekends a chance to get their robots and code DONE vs that.) So I’m on a delayed tape response, I’ll see it on Saturday.
More like “Hey IB, we can put a man on the moon, a rover on Mars, we should be able to find some way to accommodate NNN of the best roboteers and get a schedule move or a second slot for them to take the test” I wrote “Taking a 90 min test shouldn’t be a tough thing to move.”
I wasn’t asking to move Worlds, it was more of a general two part question “Hey, do you look at this RECF” and a "Has the RECF helped with getting accommodations in the past. " Remember they have contacts with all the teams, this may have come up some place else, they did this, etc. etc. etc.
But more to your point “surely we can put a man on the sun”, that’s easy-peasy. It’s the getting them home part that’s hard Yea, I know, more glib.
Ok, that’s good to know. Better would be the “and here is what they/we are doing to help fix it.” There are a lot of us out here, we are not the only one with that problem, maybe someone else has the same problem and this was / is their fix.
Like in a few weeks I expect to get calls “Good news, we are going to Worlds, bad news, we don’t have money for Worlds” and I’ll try to direct them to groups that have donation capability. A problem that I and other Mentors have seen before.
Yep, I get that. Big venues took hits in 2020, are back in 2021 and oversubscribed for 2022 on. The Philly Convention Center is saying they are at 90% for next year. There are only 365 days a year, there are going to be collisions.
Looking for workarounds. Presently searching for IB schools near the Convention center to have people take the test there if they can’t do it early here.