Data Lessons From a Robotics Tournament

I enjoy connecting events in my data & analytics work life with events in my non-work life.  There are often good lessons to be learned there. On the non-work side, I'm a huge fan of K-12 robotics programs. I was a coach of a FIRST Lego League robotics team for five years and now a mentor for a FIRST Robotics Competition team for the past two years. Non-humble brag -- the Chaparral High School Firebirds just qualified to go to the FRC World Championships in Houston! One aspect of the work the team has done this season has a direct crossover relationship with data. At FRC tournaments, there's a task called scouting.  While all of the different robots are competing on the field, your team needs to observe and rate…
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