Last Saturday, I judged a First Tech Challenge for the first time. In fact, despite having been a professional roboticist since 2009, this event was my first interaction with any First competition.
I shouldn’t have waited.
The kids are excited and shockingly capable; the audience is wild; the challenge is fun; and I had an amazing time.
I’m helping out with another one in two weeks—the awkwardly named “Semi-Area” competition. I’m looking forward to it.