Hello Coaches and Teams,

  For Virginia-DC FLL, we'll allow whatever is permitted by the City Shaper Challenge, when it is released on August 1.  That doesn't help a lot, I know.

  I can say that various FLL regions participated in a pilot last year that allowed just about any programming language that could program the Mindstorms.  There were a couple of variations, such as whether third-party libraries were allowed, but overall, the outcome was that there was no competitive advantage of one programming language over another.  So, I do expect that most programming languages will be allowed for the upcoming Challenge, with few restrictions.  (Your team still won't be allowed to use remote control during a match!)

  Since I am a software person myself, I think that it would be a great opportunity for interested teams over the next five weeks to try out another programming language to control their robot, and to compare and contrast what might be easier or harder than the software that the team is used to.  That will give team members who like programming some insight into how the tools that you use can change how you approach different programming challenges.

  No matter what programming languages are allowed in 2019, I'm confident that the largest amount of help and community support for EV3 programming will still be the LEGO Mindstorms software.

Steve Scherr
Virginia-DC FLL Referee Advisor

On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 4:34 PM Srini Sam <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hello Coaches / FLL team,

I have come across Python, RobotC Natural language, Java (Lejos)  which can be used to control EV3. Which programming languages are allowed for  this year's FLL competition for VA region?. 

Apologies , if this question has been asked /answered earlier. I tried my best and couldn't find the answer.

Thanks in advance,influence
Srini S

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