Amarillo Tech Meetup: Summer Edition

Hey Techies, let’s get together for another meetup! Meeting in the new conference/training room at the WTEC, we will have the following speakers and presentations.

Presentation: Students and Robotics!

Wendy Parker and Josh Moody are Engineering Teachers at Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning (AACAL). They teach classes through Project Lead the Way which is a nationally recognized program that offers high school students college and AP credit. In addition, they are coaches for the Atomic Armadillos, a FIRST robotics team that meets at the school in the evenings. Their experience with FIRST has inspired them to recruit and develop more FIRST teams in the Amarillo area at all levels of competition. Their presentation is over the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), how an FRC Team operates, and what is needed to start a team at the FRC level, but also at other levels targeted at younger students: junior FIRST Lego League (Jr FLL), FIRST Lego League (FLL), and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC).

Afterwards, we’ll have a discussion of our 2nd annual hackathon, the Yellow City Hack-A-Thon, and provide some details pertaining to the event.

We’ll see you at the meetup on June 12th!

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