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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 United States.

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Developers?

openFIRST is developed by a number of students from the FIRST Robotics competition teams #1006, #1049, #781, #1075, #1501, #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.

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USFIRST Robotics

USFIRST is the largest North American robotics competition that has over 800 teams and many competitions yearly. Read more.

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openFIRST was developed with:



XHTML 1.0
Apache
Microsoft IIS
Sambar
PHP
MySQL
(Other databases are also supported)

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Roadmap

Development

Coordinator: Jamie

Within the alpha stage of Long Haul, we are porting modules to the new system and gradually adding the features we want. Expect with every alpha a new big feature and a new module. (I've also nicknamed each alpha based on that feature.

More details are available at: New things for openFIRST.

Internationalization

Coordinator: Guilherme

Validity

Coordinator: Daniel

Testing

Coordinator: T.B.D. (Volunteers are needed)

The testing group is fairly self explanatory. The duties of the testing group are not limited to just the modules distributed by the openFIRST project but also include the testing of other efforts.

Accessibility

Coordinator: T.B.D. (Volunteers are needed)

The accessibility group is responsible for ensuring that the site, modules, etc. work for those who are faced with disabilities such as blindness, poor vision, and those accessing openFIRST materials through a medium other than a conventional web browser (such as those using a PDA/cell phone browser, screen reader, braile output device, etc.)

Administration

Coordinator: Tim

Evangelism

Coordinator: T.B.D. (Volunteers are needed)

The evangelism group is tasked with getting users/volunteers/generally spreading the word about the project

Support

Coordinator: T.B.D. (Volunteers are needed)

The support group is responsible primarily for supporting the shipped modules using Bugzilla, e-mail, forums, and potentially other means


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