The Iron Riders Software Department is a team of over 15 students who develop the program for the software component of the robot control system, maintain the website, and program the Android scouting app. The mentors of the department include John Luetke, Phil Fritzsche, and Andrew Fitz Gibbon.
The Iron Riders' Software Department is the unofficial extension of the Roosevelt Computer Science Program. For students who are unable or unwilling to take CS classes the software department is a pretty similar, just without "the man" telling you what to do. That being said at Roosevelt several Computer Science classes are offered, including AP Computer Science, Web Design and Intro to Computer Science.
In 2017 the software department, well really only Tobi and Alex, began work on a scouting app for competitions. It is built to collect, view and share scouting data about teams in the 2017 FRC game Steamworks. It uses Bluetooth connections to share infromation in order to circumvent poor network connections at competitions.
Since the Iron Riders were founded in 2011, the team has won only one award. That singular award was the Innovation in Control Systems Award at Mount Vernon in 2016. We won that award for the Software Department's efforts to use image recognition in both teleop and autonomous.