jpearman - A new direction in life.

I wanted to clear up a couple of comments I made in other threads.

After 32 years of working in the broadcast and entertainment industry I have switched careers. I am happy to announce that I have joined Robomatter as their Vice President of Technology. Robomatter is the creator of ROBOTC, Robot Virtual Worlds and many teacher and educational resources.

This obviously changes my relationship with vexforum. I now have obligations to my new company and will be biased towards the products we sell.

ConVEX will remain as is, probably no further development but it really is a finished project anyway.

The last five years has been a fun ride as a mentor and coach, now I hope to have many more years supporting students as my profession.

I’m happy to answer any questions anyone may have.

Best Regards


Congrats! I guess this means you are now an official RobotC god.


Wow that’s big news, congratulations! I think Robomatter made an excellent choice bringing you on board. Does this mean you will no longer be mentoring the 8888 teams?

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I will continue to mentor the 8888 teams and will be at some of the local competitions.


Will you be representing RobotC at vex worlds? will you attend worlds in future years?

Your candor as to your occupational bias and loyalty is appreciated. But it is doubtful that you would have even considered the company if it did not have a superior product and reputation to begin with and with your hiring it has been enhanced ten fold. Congratulations and best wishes.

When I saw the thread title, I was terrified that you were going to announce that you were leaving the VEX community :eek:, so I’m glad that’s not the case. :slight_smile:

Tabor joins RobotC and now James Pearman huh.

Congrats! Your a motivation to ALL and Robomatter made a great choice.

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Thank you Mr. Pearman for being open with us. I look forward to seeing ROBOTC much more powerful than what it is now. Smart motor library, real-time graphing and a lot of other features should be integrated into ROBOTC. And I am sure Mr. Pearman will make a lot of effort on that.

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I’ve always thought one could compile your posts and create a RobotC course book.

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That’s great! Congratulations. I, too, am relieved to hear you aren’t bowing out of the Vex world. I see that members are already hinting at demands, such as real-time graphing, etc. No pressure intended, of course. Just saying’. :slight_smile:

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Nice one James and all the best for your new role with Robomatter Inc.

Grinning at the “finished project” part :smiley: Don’t think anything like this is ever truly finished!

For the last four years I have been one of the field techs at worlds. I assume that I will be there representing Robomatter in 2016.

Well, there’s only been one small commit in the last several months. The cortex is a mature product and ConVEX supports all of its features. If bugs are found I will address them but I think that any significant changes for ConVEX should probably be done by someone else now.


They do not have any more of those ROBOTC polo’s. I already tried.

Are you moving to the Pittsburgh area or staying where you are? I dont know what city you live in but I know a lot of if not all of Robomatter/robotc is located in Pittsburgh. I’m on a Pittsburgh team and work closely with the company as we made the summer of learning videos for them. Some of the employees help mentor our team along with referee our events. Congrats on everything and hope to someday meet you!

Congratulations and good luck with your future.

This should answer the question. James lives in the LA area and will be staying there. I think with James being hired most of the ROBOTC people are not in Pittsburgh rather than most are but I could be wrong.

I hope he stays in LA :slight_smile:

Yes, I’m staying in LA.

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Congratulations, I was starting to wonder what had changed. This seems like a good thing all around.

Cheers Kb