FIRST Robotic Competition combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology

By Al Myscich


The McKinney High School FRC crew, Team 4300

I have talked with my son’s McKinney High School FRC crew, Team 4300, about what is important during their current competition Recycle Rush. I discovered they need a way to organize the data collected during matches. Splunk could help them organize this information into user friendly dashboards that would allow them to make decisions quickly with the visualizations.

The critical data they need access to is during the autonomous period of the matches. They need to know if the other teams can move to the autozone, move totes to the autozone, move containers to the autozone, or stack totes.

The other detail they need to understand is how successful the other teams are at completing all of these tasks during the competition matches. Their scouts manually record success or failure of each team for every match. Having Splunk present everything in a dashboard for them to review the data would be instrumental when they are choosing alliance partners for the playoff matches. A “Scouting Dashboard” would allow the scouts to review historical and present information on teams for the upcoming matches and keep track of alliance partners.

Splunk could be revolutionary for FRC teams. It will change how they scout currently and expose them to using Splunk in their world.

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Corey Marshall

Corey Marshall is the director of Splunk4Good, the corporate social impact program for Splunk, where he leads the company’s efforts in employee service and engagement, community giving and social impact initiatives. Splunk4Good partners with organizations at the local, state and federal levels to leverage data in support of initiatives such as disaster response and open government, including the recently announced $100 million Splunk Pledge to support nonprofits, research and education. Corey has spent more than 15 years advising governments on open data, public-private partnerships, data-driven decision making and improving transparency and accountability, including roles with the City and County of San Francisco, Accenture and the office of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. He has served on public and nonprofit boards, provides pro bono consulting to nonprofits, and currently focuses his volunteer time on sustainability and leveraging data and technology for social good.

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