Welcome to the openFIRST Portal Development Website!
What is openFIRST?
The openFIRST Portal System is an integrated set of modules which may be
used together to create or enhance a web site. It is directed towards
teams participating in the FIRST robotics competition. The openFIRST
Portal System is a completely student-developed project that has had
contributions from a wide variety of teams from Brasil, Canada and the
openFIRST is developed by a number of students from the FIRST Robotics
competition teams #1006, #1049, #781,
#1227, and #1257. You may read more about the developers here. To learn how to contribute to the project, and for a technical reference about writing modifications / patches / enhancements for the openFIRST system, read the
openFIRST Contributor's HOWTO. New contributors are always welcome.
USFIRST is the largest North American robotics competition that has
over 800 teams and many competitions yearly. Read
openFIRST is an initiative to help FIRST Robotics web sites prosper by aiding their developers with design and construction of components for their team's web site. To do this, we have developed open-source components using PHP and ASP using the services of SourceForge.net.
openFIRST was initially founded by David Di Biase and Tim Ginn in 2003 at the FIRST Canadian Regional, where both their teams competed. During the competition David and Tim discussed a potential project of this mass. The weeks following consisted of constant develop until the beginning of 2004 season, where they released their creation to the world.
To this day the openFIRST development is striving to expand and create one of the largest most widely used open-source software for the FIRST competition's of North America. Their next goal is to expand the openFIRST source code and make it even more advanced and easy-to-use with the help of FIRST student programmers.