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MIT Invitational

Postby Unome » September 14th, 2016, 11:49 am

40 minutes for registration!? I thought my 5 hour prediction was too short!
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby JonB » September 14th, 2016, 12:09 pm

Unome wrote:40 minutes for registration!? I thought my 5 hour prediction was too short!



Well, that went fast. I hope the teams that were planning on going got in on time!

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Postby bhavjain » September 14th, 2016, 12:20 pm

Unome wrote:40 minutes for registration!? I thought my 5 hour prediction was too short!


Did your team register in the end?
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby Fluorine » September 14th, 2016, 12:23 pm

JonB wrote:
Unome wrote:40 minutes for registration!? I thought my 5 hour prediction was too short!



Well, that went fast. I hope the teams that were planning on going got in on time!


Was like I wonder how many people are waiting till exactly at 1:00PM online for registration to open..... guess alot!! Getting one of the 15 spots for 2 teams must have been incredibly difficult then.
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby Unome » September 14th, 2016, 12:23 pm

bhavjain wrote:
Unome wrote:40 minutes for registration!? I thought my 5 hour prediction was too short!


Did your team register in the end?

I don't know, our sponsor handles that. Hopefully we made it...
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Postby Luo » September 14th, 2016, 12:34 pm

Fluorine wrote:Was like I wonder how many people are waiting till exactly at 1:00PM online for registration to open..... guess alot!! Getting one of the 15 spots for 2 teams must have been incredibly difficult then.

The 15 schools/30 spots for confirmed 2 teams filled up in 2 minutes.

We were pleased that this new policy enabled a greater number of less-nationally-prominent local teams to claim spots in the tournament alongside the top national teams. As we've made clear all along, we're keen to make sure the MIT invitational serves elite teams and smaller up-and-coming teams alike, and we're happy that we found a fair policy that supports this goal in the face of astoundingly high demand for spots.
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby Fluorine » September 14th, 2016, 12:38 pm

Luo wrote:
Fluorine wrote:Was like I wonder how many people are waiting till exactly at 1:00PM online for registration to open..... guess alot!! Getting one of the 15 spots for 2 teams must have been incredibly difficult then.

The 15 schools/30 spots for confirmed 2 teams filled up in 2 minutes.

How does one even fill out the form in 2 minutes OMG! :lol: You need some like mad fast typing skills to pull that off
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby Luo » September 14th, 2016, 12:45 pm

Fluorine wrote:
Luo wrote:
Fluorine wrote:Was like I wonder how many people are waiting till exactly at 1:00PM online for registration to open..... guess alot!! Getting one of the 15 spots for 2 teams must have been incredibly difficult then.

The 15 schools/30 spots for confirmed 2 teams filled up in 2 minutes.

How does one even fill out the form in 2 minutes OMG! :lol: You need some like mad fast typing skills to pull that off

Some teams had funny spelling errors in things like the name of their school, so we figured that they were typing and clicking through really fast
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby Unome » September 14th, 2016, 1:14 pm

So now I know for sure that 1 PM EST actually meant 1 PM EDT.
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby gryphaea1635 » October 20th, 2016, 6:33 pm

How long is it going to take for the website to be fixed? :? :? And where can I get those Japanese circular saws?
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby arvind_r » October 28th, 2016, 11:21 am

Have the trial events been decided yet?
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby JonB » October 28th, 2016, 12:23 pm

arvind_r wrote:Have the trial events been decided yet?



The best I can tell is that it involves power tools and metal fasteners.

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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby Unome » November 18th, 2016, 5:46 pm

Looks like the website is back up!

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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby Unome » December 13th, 2016, 6:21 am

Not sure whether them not posting the team list publicly is intentional or not (I've had it for a while, but didn't want to post it in case they didn't want it posted for some reason).

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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby kenniky » December 13th, 2016, 3:29 pm

If anyone's interested, Trial Events are (once again) Picture This and Quantum Quandaries.

They're also allowing people to request trial events, though, which is interesting.


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