Atlassian Battle Bots Team Building
Atlassian makes really cool collaborative software for companies so its no wonder they are great at battle bots team building like events such as our Robot Battles team event.
This event took place at Fioli, which is a country house set in 16 acres of formal gardens surrounded by a 654-acre estate, located in Woodside, California, about 25 miles south of San Francisco, at the southern end of Crystal Springs Reservoir. It has a few meeting rooms adjacent to the Visitors Center that make for a spectacular and quiescent setting. In between meetigns or on breaks attendees could be seen strolling the pastoral grounds contemplating the leanings from the day, smelling the roses, or enjoying the light breeze that cooled a warm Spring day.
Four teams from Atlassian including the Terminators, Transformers, Works on my Machine, and Mobots competed to build the robots faster than the other teams. Team Mobots came out on top with a top 30 all-time finish of 32:18 (thirty two minute and eighteen seconds)! They started fast and I observed several of the techniques I suggest to be a winning team in action. They applied appropriate human resources to building the frame, tested their back wheels and attack arms before mounting, had a strong and vocal team captain, and finished strong through preparation.
The battles were awesome with the Terminators compiling 27 points over 4 melee rounds to be declared the overall winner. This was a unique scoring system I had not used before, but was popular with the group, … so why not? The teams did a great job of keeping the robots battling despite parts falling off and one servo blowing out. They were able to modify the bots to keep them dangerous, even as their prime operational window slipped away from repeated collisions and pokes from other teams.
A huge thank you to Atlassian for sharing a couple hours with your talented team! We look to have you back for Robot Battles 2 soon!Robot Team Building