Robotic Bears (FLL 10531) @ ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2015 - Show Notes

Robotic Bears (FLL 10531) @ ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2015

Saturday Oct 10, 2015 (00:17:26)


This year we did things a little differently from the past and broadcast on Saturday as opposed to Sunday. In addition to being able to experience entertainment, we got to speak with teams we wouldn't normally get to speak to. For example, we got to speak with our first FIRST Lego League team, Robotic Bears (FLL 10531).

The team is made up of 10 middle school students, and is based in their school. While the team has only been around a short while, the kids involved are incredibly passionate about both the program and this year's challenges, which are all centered around recycling.

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Scott Ertz


Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.

Daniele Mendez


Daniele is a student at Florida Polytechnic University who is studying Computer Science with a concentration in Cyber Security. In High School, she was introduced to the science and technology world through the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), a robotics foundation where students of varying ages can compete through tasks that their robots perform. With help from mentors she met through FIRST, she became interested in programming and developing. Today, Daniele is a special events host for F5 Live: Refreshing Technology and PLuGHiTz Live Special Events and a co-host for both The New Product Launchpad and FIRST Looks.

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