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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
src="/image/news_subscribe.png"
alt="" title=""> News &amp; Updates</h1></div>

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<h1><img
src="/image/star.png"
alt="" title=""> Founding Members</h1>
<p>We would like to commemorate members of the following teams for their support 
  and talent in the development of the openFIRST project. If your team would like 
  to become apart of this project then please send us a list of persons willing 
  to support us. Please be sure to include their skills (such as PHP programming, 
  testing skills etc.).</p>

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<a href="http://www.portperryrobotics.ca">

<img src='
http://www.portperryrobotics.ca/images/openfirst.png' alt='Torch' title='Torch' border='0'><img src='http://www.portperryrobotics.ca/image/first.jpeg' alt='FIRST Team 1006' title='FIRST Team 1006' border='0'>
</a>
<br><a href="http://www.portperryrobotics.ca">
Port Perry FIRST Robotics (Team #1006 from Port Perry, Ontario)</a></p>
</center>
</td><td valign='bottom'><center>
<p><a href="http://www.archangelrobotics.com/"><img
src="/image/archangels.png"
alt="ArchAngel Robotics" border="0" title="ArchAngel Robotics"></a>
<br><a href='http://www.archangelrobotics.com/'>Archangel Robotics (Team #1049 from Toronto, Ontario)</a></p></center>
</td></tr></table>
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