Suncoast FLL @ ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2015 - Show Notes

Suncoast FLL @ ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2015

Saturday Oct 10, 2015 (00:15:42)


Within the realm of FIRST there are 4 leagues: Junior FIRST Lego League (Jr. FLL), FIRST Lego League (FLL), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Each league has its own structures and program directors. For FLL, the new Affiliate Partner for the area is Desh Bagley.

Her main goal is to help develop new, sustainable teams within her region. Since taking the role she has made great strides, but sees places where new teams are needed and has begun to try to help some new teams get started.

In addition to her responsibilities with FLL, Desh also works for the Hillsborough Community College and also owns a company call TechPlayzone, which provides hands-on workshops for young people in the tech world, including Lego robotics programs.

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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

Host, Host

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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