first volunteer coordinator – usability – a click analysis

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first volunteer coordinator – usability – a click analysis

November 22nd, 2018 by Jeanne Boyarsky

I am co-volunteer coordinator for the NYC FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) regional. The volunteer system could have better usability.  I’ve been thinking about writing up a “click analysis” for common workflows. The idea being that good usability shouldn’t take a large number of clicks to do something common. When my friend asked how to cancel an […]

how to cancel when volunteering for first (frc/ftc/fll)

November 22nd, 2018 by Jeanne Boyarsky

A friend asked me how to switch from one volunteer event to another on firstinpires.org. It isn’t intuitive at all. The answer: Logon to firstinspires.org Click “My dashboard” If you were already assigned to the role Expand “assigned event volunteer roles” Click “Role options” pull down Click message coordinator and write a message that switched […]

first impressions of VS Code (visual studio code)

July 29th, 2018 by Jeanne Boyarsky

FIRST Robotics is using VS (Visual Studio) Code as the default IDE next year so I’ve developed a sudden interest in learning it :). My overall impressions It is much faster to get started with VS (Visual Studio) Code than Eclipse. And for the simplified use cases for FIRST robotics this makes sense. Initial install […]