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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.



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.


USFIRST Robotics

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


openFIRST was developed with:

Microsoft IIS
(Other databases are also supported)

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Bugzilla Stats

Developers - David Di Biase

David is a founding member of openFIRST. He is responsible for coding important system modules and providing the team with ideas that helped launch the project into action. David is a key member of the ArchAngel Robotics Team (#1049) in Toronto, Ontario. He first started competing at FIRST in 2003 where his team won the FIRST Canadian Regional Webdesign Award. David hopes that the next season will help bring a fantastic end to his high-school career and prepare him for university.

Skills: ASP, PHP, C++, PBasic, minor JSP
OS: Windows XP Professional/RedHat Linux 9
Webserver: IIS 4.0

openFIRST Modules: openfirst.messenger, openfirst.photogallery, openfirst.projects, openfirst.awards, openfirst.logger

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