This is the first time it mentions a PDF. What should be in the PDF? The code? A link to the video? Both?
Is the Full Description supposed to be something like “Annotated Programming Skills by team 00000A, featuring a ## point programming skills,” or should it have something more meaningful?
It never describes how to handle multiple code files. Assuming the PDF is supposed to contain the code, should the contents of each file be pasted into the PDF, or should they each be uploaded as a separate PDF?
Has there been any consideration of changing the due date from August 30? I’m not a school team, so I will be relatively unaffected. However, I know there are many school teams who will only have a few weeks to build, wire, program, and film a robot for this challenge, let alone schools that start after the due date.
This season’s theme is flexibility! EPs will endeavor to hosts virtual and in-person events that make sense. RECF has brought back Skills-only events that can be done livestream (if not possible video recording) or in person, virtual judging, online notebooks, … etc with the understanding that every locality will need to determine what works best for them. The RECF Regional Support Manager will work with teams and EPs to make sure you have the safest experience at any given time. Mid-August (15th) there will be a whole bunch of documentations of what is permissible. Online challenges is one of the many tools the RECF provides to make this season rewarding as possible for teams!
@DanMantz I think I covered most. Chime in with anything I missed.
What is great are the opportunities for teams to shine in may different ways this season! Do remember to register your teams for the season.
I think part of the reason is to put out there the possibilities of what some teams can do early in the season. Even though the code will not not be published, you will see some videos of amazing programming skills for the current year’s game by August 30.
This usually never happens, as programming skills is done on a side field at all tournaments and you never know as a casual observer when the great teams are about to play unless they record it themselves and share.
So, part of the reason is to have assets available to teams who are not able to go to tournaments due to covid and see other bots from other places.