Java The Hutts?
We are the only FTC team in the Fort Myers, Florida area (nicknamed “Java the Hutts”). Since this is our first year competing in FTC, we were forced to start from scratch. Therefore, we will need the support of organisations, such as BAE Systems, to achieve our goals.
Our team members have participated after-school activities in Math Team and Geography competitions. We have also participated in many extracurricular activities such as Boy Scouts and team sports. Through these experiences, we have learned the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship.
We have also developed relationships with local technology partners, Blue Sparq Inc and the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership (SWFRTP). These groups have shown us how software engineers design, program and create real-world solutions and the dedication involved in the process.
This rookie year is by far the most difficult year that we will ever have in FTC. Our goal for this first year is to design and build a competition-worthy robot. However, proper funding must be achieved for us to “get off the ground”.
To conclude, FTC is a series of hurdles which we will need to overcome in order to win the race. We have gained much ground, but we still have much to achieve. With your help, we will be able to build a sound foundation in which our FTC Team can continue to grow in the future.
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