The weekend of March 3rd marked the second annual First Robotics Alamo Regional Competition in San Antonio, TX. If you missed out this time, you have to make it out next year! The event is an exciting, action-packed adventure, free to the public, and is great for ALL ages! The weekend consisted of 63 teams from 6 different states and Mexico competing at different levels for placement and the chance to advance to the World Championships.
The competition requires teams of all ages to build a robot in the course of 6 weeks with the help of mentors. Each year there is a different theme of competition – this year was “Rebound Rumble” and the robots had to shoot basketballs into different leveled nets. Over-all, six of the Alamo regional teams are advancing to the World Championship in St. Louis, MO. We even have a Racker attending as a judge! Rackers were very involved in mentoring teams, providing set up, judging, and being general volunteers for the event. Our Rackspace sponsored team from Roosevelt High School received an award for design! Awards were given for motivation, innovation, thought, performance, values, and more.
Rackspace Hosting is the title sponsor of this amazing competition whose organization has the mission to “inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership”.
You can find a link to a rough-cut of Rackspace co-founder Dirk Elmendorf’s opening speech by clicking here.Category: Service