Welcome to the Dragon Research Group (DRG) FIRST 2016 Challenge!

The DRG Challenge is a series of technical problems designed to provide attendees a fun opportunity to compete for prizes using their creative technical problem solving abilities.

This year's DRG Challenge is made in possible with the generous support from the following organizations:

Interested in helping sponsor this year's event? Check out our FIRST 2016 sponsorhship page for additional information and benefits. Thanks for your consideration of support in advanced!


The challenge is open to all registered attendees of the FIRST 2016 Conference in Seoul. Note, with the exception of DRG volunteers and DRG sponsors, and immediate family members of the aforementioned people or groups, all attendees are eligible for prizes.

Prizes and Swag


Eligible players are encouraged to register as a team of up to four players. Individuals or those teams with fewer than four players should contact a DRG volunteer for assistance in forming a four-person team and we will try to match you up with other players. One of the purposes of the DRG Challenge is to meet new people so we encourage you to sign up and make some friends

Team registration can be done in person at the DRG staffed Geek Lounge area or through the challenge framework website which will be open on Monday June 13, 2016 and linked to from this page. Participant names will be validated with the FIRST 2016 registration list. Registration will be open throughout the duration of the challenge.

The DRG Challenge Framework website will be the authoritative platform for current challenge standings and challenge information.

There is also an open, but moderated challenges mailing list for DRG challenges discussion. All participants are encouraged to join and monitor this list for important announcements and discussion during the challenge. Bonus, independent challenges will be published through this mailing list and are open to anyone, but any prizes awarded are only available to FIRST 2016 attendees.

DRG Challenge Details

The DRG Challenge will take place over five days from Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 16 inclusive. The challenge officially begins at noon on Monday, June 13 and conludes at 6:00 PM on Thursday, June 16. It will consist of a variety of challenges ranging in both difficulty and skill level. Points are awarded for each challenge completed based on the estimated level of work to complete a challenge.

Challenges will be made available at 9 AM local time every day of the challenge, except for the DRG Challenge Kick-off on Monday June 13, which will begin at noon local time. Once a challenge has been released it will be made available until 6:00 PM on Thursday, June 16.

Each challenge has a base point value awarded upon successful completion (100-500 points). If a team completes the challenge they'll be awarded the base points. If necessary, one or more tie breaker challenges will be provided on the last night of the competition. The first team, and only the first team to complete these challenges will be awarded points for any tie breaker challenges.

The DRG Challenge will conclude on Thursday at 6:00 PM and at that time, the team with the most total points will be deemed the winner unless there is a tie, in which case a "sudden death" round of challenges will be provided.

Be patient, persistent and don't give up! Every day we'll be releasing new and fresh challenges that will allow you to make up any points you missed on previous days. Most of these are independent challenges, meaning they don't depend on previous challenge results.


Have fun and good luck!

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