The FIRST Robotics Competition was this weekend (Thursday thru Saturday). I learned a few things from this that I thought would be worth sharing:
- It doesn’t take $1000’s of dollars to get 2000 people to a webpage a day… All it takes is something that 2000 people really want… Like a webcast of a live event where lots of the viewers are hundreds of miles away because the team was all that traveled.
- 2000 visitors per day is a lot of video bandwidth when streaming live. By a lot, I mean more than I would have ever imagined.
- People don’t get mad at you if it isn’t working if they have no way to contact you.
- It’s never to late to monetize a webpage that is getting 2000 visitors per day… (see:$5.00 in 5 hours doing absolutely nothing, yes I know, we aren’t rolling in it… but thats pretty dang good)
- It’s never to late to take advantage of Google’s search algorithm… Namely, the fact that 100’s of quick “high quality” links come in if you have something (aka, a live webcast) to promote. Just make sure you have the keywords where you need them.
- If your in high school/college, you should take part in as many team activities as possible… for they just don’t exist when your an adult.
- You can never have to much bandwidth.
I’m sure I learned something else too… Hmm… guess I’ll have to think harder.
Good Job Team 2175 (aka the Fighting Calculators)… Can’t wait til next year!