2009 GCER Blogging, Twittering, etc.

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We won't have good public network access from the floor of the conference, but I suspect that won't stop this community from posting about their experience at the Global Conference on Educational Robotics. If you're planning to post updates during the conference ( or even after you get back home), you can share the url for your blog, Twitter feed, photo stream, etc. by replying to this thread.

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I've sent in the URL of my blog to some KIPR staff. I'm keeping the blog private for now, but it will be made public a couple days after GCER concludes. I will post the URL here then.

-Jeremy Rand
Senior Programmer, Team SNARC (2012-2013), Norman Advanced (2010-2011), Norman HS (2008-2009), Norman North (2005-2007), Whittier MS (2003-2004)
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On Twitter one can use Hashtags, at the conference I seemed to be the only one using #botball
In the future at GCER one might want to use #botball_gcer, as we can use the #botball one forever!
Using it from the floor would have required SMS access to twitter, as Cell phone coverage was adequate on Verizon or Sprint.

http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23botball

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And here's my blog! http://nhsbotball2009.wordpress.com

Thanks to Joe for reminding me to post it. Apologies for the sporadic nature of posts; I had very poor Internet connectivity and Norman High didn't have a dedicated blogger there. Next year will be better!

-Jeremy Rand
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Jeremy love the run in with the cop doing Botball, I remember a cop came to our school at like 3 in the morning on me one day because I was up late building a Botball table and it sounded like someone was breaking in to a janitor.

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Yeah, the cop encounter was quite exciting (although quite rattling to us). Unfortunately, the idiot cop may have long-standing effects, because it seems that we may no longer be allowed to meet for Botball without a teacher present. We coped with 1 week of having parents come supervise us, but will the parents be okay with helping us every night for 8 weeks next season? Time will tell....

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The rule of having to have a teacher there is definitely a set back. This sometimes was an issue when I was on a high school robotics team. A way we came around this was at the beginning of the season putting together a schedule of all the practice and then having parents sign up for those times. This filled in a lot of the dates that the coaches could not take. Also, possibly even trying a family that has a extra room in their basement. When I helped coached a Lego League team a few years ago, a family of one of the students was willing to give up a room and even serve dinner to us. You might not be able to set up a whole field, but having a place to work is always better than no where to work.

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http://Twitter.com/LeeRobotics

We used this for updating parents and fans during GCER (which they really appreciated) but we'll be using it as a micro-blog (its intended purpose) as the school year begins.

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