2023 FIRST Robotics Competition
SILICON VALLEY REGIONAL
April 5-8, 2023 | San Jose, CA
EVENT CENTER AT SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY | 290 S. 7th St.
The Silicon Valley Regional
Dubbed a varsity Sport for the Mind,™ FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.
Under strict rules, limited resources and time constraints, teams of high school students raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, build and program a robot to compete. It’s as close to “real world” engineering as a student can get.
Each year this multinational competition reaches nearly 100,000 students in competitions held across the world. As the Silicon Valley has long been a global center of technology innovation, it is a perfect host of FRC.
Join the FUN!
Fri 4/7 & Sat 4/8
The Silicon Valley Regional is a high-energy, high-tech sporting event where teams, professionals and young people together solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. The program is life-changing, career-molding and a lot of fun.
Checkout the Silicon Valley Regional, where teams compete and collaborate with one another exhibiting the core values of FIRST – Coopertition® and Gracious Professionalism®. You will surely be amazed and inspired by our FIRST Robotics Community!
Silicon Valley Regional Recap
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2022/2023 season theme
FIRST ENERGIZE presented by Qualcomm
This is the moment to get energized to innovate. From the machines that move us to the food that sustains us to the wireless technologies that connect us, energy plays an essential role in keeping our world running. During our 2022-2023 robotics season, FIRST® ENERGIZE℠ presented by Qualcomm, our teams will reimagine the future of sustainable energy and power their ideas forward. Innovation can’t wait.
Resources for Teams
March 8, 2023 –
COVID Policy and Event Entry:
The event will be open to the public this year, and we do not plan to have any COVID restrictions. Masks are absolutely welcome, and teams and spectators should feel perfectly comfortable choosing to wear them.
September 9, 2022 – We are continuing to monitor local public health conditions and are developing plans on how to best support FIRST events across all programs for the 2022 – 2023 Season. This includes the ability to implement modifications such as the use of masks, health screening, event scaling, social distancing, event formatting, and other precautions as determined by local conditions and regulations.
Providing opportunities for hands-on learning and recognizing our teams’ incredible accomplishments are key elements to the lasting impact of FIRST. We remain committed to deliver our programs to as many students as possible, as safely as possible.
This space will be updated with more details as the season progresses.
We thank you for your continued support for our mission as we navigate the season together!
San Jose State University
Please bring your dollies/robot carts to expedite your load-in. Per the Event Rules designed for your safety, please do not bring large compressed air tanks. For any questions on what to bring to inspection, please see Inspection and Eligibility Rules. Please ensure that all of your items fit in your designated pit area that is 10’x10′.
The driveway passes campus pedestrian areas – PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY. This driveway is only open to vehicles during the load-in times noted above. The path is not a loop, so vehicles may need to wait on 10th Street for their turn to drive. Please be respectful of the parking and event staff to load-in your items as efficient and safely as possible.
Space at the dock is limited, so you must drop off your stuff and move your car before loading in your items. Up to 5 team reps (includes 1 adult) will be allowed in the pit area to setup. Please keep your safety glasses handy, as you will need them to enter the pit area.
No outside food or drinks are allowed. However, you may bring in a case of water per team at load in only. After that, no outside food or drinks, including water, are permitted in the Event Center.
Event Center at San Jose State
290 S. 7th Street
South Parking Garage
We want you to have fun, but also stay safe. Therefore, please mind these site restrictions for our safety and to ensure the event is fun for all.
- Teams may only work in designated areas, including pit area, while queued for a match, and practice field areas where space permits
- Do not bring skateboards, hoverboards, drones, bottled gas tanks (e.g. hellium), noise devices/makers, or walkie-talkies
- Do not arrange for additional utilities (power, internet access, phone lines, etc.)
- Do not sell stuff. This includes food, hats, shirts, any promotional products, or raffle tickets.
- Do not invite or bring live bands to play in the audience.
- Hang flags/banners with care. Duck tape or other tape that may damage walls/facilties is not permitted
- No cooking allowed inside or outside the venue: This includes, BBQ’s, Crock pots, or Hot plates.
We invite you to use your favorite travel agent/websites to book accommodations. Please note that driving in/out of downtown San Jose during weekdays will greatly impact your commute time. To minimize time in traffic, consider accomodations in downtown San Jose, as there are many within walking distance of the venue.
Food for purchase is available at the concessions inside the Event Center. There are restaurants a short walk from the Event Center on and around the the San Jose State University campus.
No outside food is permitted into the Event Center and bags are checked by security at the entrance.
Kickoff in the Silicon Valley is graciously hosted at Pioneer High School in San Jose on January 7, 2023.
8am – 10:30am
Pioneer High School
1290 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA 95118 USA
Check-in will begin at 8am at the Performing Arts Center, we will walk over to the distribution site from there after the livestream has reached the point where we can, should be around 9:30. Distribution will end at 10:30, or when all kits are distributed.
Thank You To Our Partners
WAYS TO SPONSOR
SUPPORT THE SILICON VALLEY REGIONAL
To discuss sponsorship opportunities and benefits of sponsorship, please contact FIRST California Senior Regional Director, David Berggren, through the Contact Form at the bottom of this page.
FIRST IS FUELED BY VOLUNTEERS
For over 30 years, FIRST volunteers have fueled the mission by inspiring millions of young people to reach for the stars. Volunteers are part of a global support system built to spark curiosity and encourage students to launch their dreams. Together, we’re inspiring the next generation of change-makers!
Non-Technical and Technical Roles Available
EXAMPLES OF ROLES
Safety Manager, Robot Inspector, Field Reset/Repair, Volunteer Registration, Practice Field Attendant, Spare Parts Attendant and more!
APPLY TO VOLUNTEER
- Create an account in the FIRST Dashboard – click here to apply.
- Click the Volunteer Registration tab & choose ‘Volunteer at an Event’.
- Filter events by location/ program and select Silicon Valley Regional.
- Choose up to five roles and apply.
- Complete your required youth protection background screening (US & Canada).
You will receive an email from your local event coordinator if you are assigned to a volunteer role.
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