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Sonya Shaver <[log in to unmask]>
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Sonya Shaver <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 17:08:37 -0400
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Michelle, I am so glad you are finding local help!  FLL is such a great
community with so many helpful folks!  Please reach out if we can also help
you via Skype or over email!

Best,
Sonya


On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 4:59 PM, Michelle Fisher <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> YAY!  Great!  We are having our first meeting on April 19.  We don't even
> have our robot yet.  Do you have any suggestions for buying the robot?
>
> Could we meet in May or maybe at the end of our first mtng in April?
>
> Michelle
>
> On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 4:37 PM, Zhuming Ai <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Michelle,
>>
>> I am coaching the team El Twaga, we are also in Oakton. I am sure our
>> boys would love to talk to your team.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Zhuming Ai
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 1:37 PM, Michelle Fisher <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>> > Hi Sonya,
>> > Our team is new and just forming.  We really need help.  We live in
>> Oakton,
>> > VA which is in Fairfax COunty.  DO you know of a team that could help?
>> >
>> > In advance, thank you
>> > Michelle
>> >
>> > On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 3:02 PM, Sonya Shaver <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Hi Pranita,
>> >> Where are you located?  We would love to come and help you.  My team
>> >> members have experience teaching other kids about programming, and we
>> would
>> >> be happy to spend an afternoon with you some time over the summer.  If
>> it
>> >> doesn't work out for us to meet in person, or if it is too far for us
>> to
>> >> come, we could set something up over Skype.  We live in Harrisonburg.
>> Let
>> >> us know!  We would love to help.
>> >>
>> >> Also, there are some great programming opportunities over the summer
>> that
>> >> your team members might be able to participate in.  In Harrisonburg,
>> we have
>> >> several camps through the Learning Can Be Fun summer program at our
>> local
>> >> community college, Blue Ridge Community College.  Last summer, JMU
>> offered
>> >> an advanced robotics programming camp.  I haven't heard yet if they
>> will be
>> >> offering that again, but I am sure information will be posted here.
>> Shari
>> >> Robinson's team in Richmond, the Lord of the Bricks, recently posted
>> here
>> >> about some summer workshops in Richmond.
>> >>
>> >> Let us know where you are located, and maybe others can chime in with
>> >> summer camps in your area.
>> >>
>> >> Good luck!
>> >> Sonya Shaver
>> >> Coach of the Brick Dawgs, the Robots Who Say Ni (FTC team) and
>> formerly,
>> >> the Nanobots!
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 2:13 PM, groverf <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> It has been a wonderful experience working with kids for past two
>> years
>> >>> and reading helpful information on this list. Unfortunately it is
>> >>> disappointing to see that it has been extremely difficult to find
>> mentors to
>> >>> help with programming as well as building in our area. I tried
>> sending out
>> >>> emails to veteran team members but never received responses from
>> people I
>> >>> contacted so far. This is an effort to reach out to a larger group to
>> see if
>> >>> anyone would be willing to come and spend some time with my team over
>> the
>> >>> summer break or anytime before next season kicks off.
>> >>>
>> >>> Thanks, Pranita
>> >>>
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