FIRST Chesapeake Chats Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding



Schedule: Updates will be posted as they become available. Click here to see the past Chat archive.
  • Tuesday, May 26th, 3:00pm - "Learn Something New! How to Create an Online Engineering Notebook Using, Sponsored by Bechtel." Presented by FTC team 16537 LOGICoyote. Presenting a new website only version of the engineering notebook, with an opportunity for beta testers this summer.
  • Tuesday, May 26th, 3:30pm - "Cool Jobs: Juan Chong iSensor Engineer at Analog Devices, Sponsored by Canon." Juan will share his FIRST experiences as an FTA and contributor to the FRC KOP, and how it relates to his job at ANalog Devices.
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Teams are encouraged to host 2 thirty minute sessions. In return, teams will receive a $200 stipend to be applied towards the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 season. FIRST Robotics Competition teams (in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia) and FIRST Tech Challenge Teams (in Virginia) may apply here
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Archive of Past Chats


  • Thursday, April 2nd, 3:00pm - "Learn Something New! How Can Teams Help Our Communities Sponsored by Canon Virginia." Hosted by Ron Therrien, FIRST Chesapeake Programs Director. Learn about what some District teams are doing to help people and in their communities and beyond. Bring your ideas to share.
  • Thursday, April 2nd, 3:30pm - "Storytime: Meet the Head Ref Sponsored by Leidos." Hosted by Ron Therrien, FIRST Chesapeake Programs Director.  Veteran FIRST Chesapeake Head Ref Steve Shade will answer questions about what it's like to be a head ref, why he loves it, what he does as a paid job, and more. NOTE: Steve cannot discuss specific questions or rehash rules from past calls or talk about specific teams or situations. 
















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