June 10, 2015
Cisco TAC in Richardson hosts competitions annually to raise money for March of Dimes. Each team(IPCC, CUCM, etc) hosts an event and holds an entry fee and participates.
One of my colleagues was very involved with scouting and had a Pinewood Derby track that he held for his troop and we decided it 0would be a great way for us to raise money for MoD and have some fun building cars at the same time.
I had never built a derby car before so I participated in the stock class and spent one Saturday morning at John's place working on my car, cutting and shaping it to look like an ethernet cable. After some sanding and a lackluster attempt at painting I had my entry.
My car placed 2nd in the stock class and our team of 3 cars won 1st place in the team class with our members placing 1st, 2nd, and 4th.
Everyone had a great time and we raised a decent amount for charity. I look forward to putting on this event again next year and will be building outlaw car next year too!