Thursday, December 1, 2011

Past Events: Google FIRST Party at Bakery Square

On November 11, 2011, the Girls of Steel were invited to the FIRST Teams TGIF hosted by Google Pittsburgh at Bakery Square!  

The party was from 4pm-6pm that Friday, and we all had lots of fun!  The Google employees were very welcoming.  It was a great opportunity for us to mingle with neighboring teams on FRC as well as FTC.

The party was a chance for other FIRST Teams in the area sponsored by Google to get to know each other, as well as the Google employees to learn more about FIRST.  The teams that participated were as follows:
FTC 4149 - Murrysville Terabytes
FTC 3900 - Pgh Sci Tech Academy
Our robot from last year's competition!
FRC 1708 - McKeesport Area HS & Tech Cntr
FRC 1743 - City Charter High School
FRC 2051 - A.W. Beattie Career Center
FRC 2656 - Gateway High School
FRC 3504 - Girls of Steel (CMU Field Robotics Center; multiple schools)
FRC 3511 - Central Westmoreland CTC

This robot shot things into the air!
Robot cookies! 

This robot picked up boxes and collected balls on the ground.

Each team had the chance to demo any of their robots from past years.  It was interesting to see the different robots each team presented.  The party gave teams a chance to reach out to other teams as well as families that may be interested in FIRST.

Thank you Google for this amazing party!  I'm sure that every team had a lot of fun mingling and showing off robots they made for past competitions to families interested in FIRST.  The teams look ready for the upcoming season, but so are we!  Good luck, teams!