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

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<div id="title"><img alt="" src="http://www.openfirst.org/image/help.png"> About openFIRST</h1></div>

<h2>History</h2>
<blockquote><p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>To this day the openFIRST development is striving to expand and create one 
  of the largest most widely used open-source softwares 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.</p>
<p>If you are interested in joining the openFIRST development team then please 
  contact a current contributor.  Your help would be greatly appreciated.</p>
<p>Read more about: <a href="/developers/">The developers</a>, or
<a href="/demo/">View a demonstration of this</a>.</p></blockquote>

<h2>Contributing</h2>
<p>New contributions to the openFIRST project are always welcome.  For more information and help about contributing (ranging from what the project needs, to an introduction to contributing to the project, to in depth technical specifications and details) refer to the <a href="http://www.openfirst.org/doc/tut/howto/">openFIRST Contributor's HOWTO</a>.</p>

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