November 30, 2022, 7:31pm
The following threads have been imported from an archive of the VEX Forum.
Already, there have been
several extremely credible allegations made by past employees against Tony Norman and other IFI employees. These go into great detail about specific examples of abuse, sexual harassment, and other blatant misconduct in the daily goings-on at the IFI office.
I was able to talk to a source (who wishes to remain anonymous) close to the IFI inner circle of executives, where the problems lay. Here is some of what they told me:
What is wild to me is that even RECF is tainte…
Recently, several discussions have emerged both on the
VEX Forum and on Chief Delphi surrounding illegal conduct at IFI. I thought it might be beneficial to share a past experience I’ve had with IFI’s sales practices and customer support; an experience from 8 months ago that I didn’t know was significant until I read about the FTC’s regulations today.
On March 12 of this year, I ordered two packs of SKU 276-1902, which each contain two 2.75” omnidirectional wheels. I had been planning to build …
Hello VEX & FIRST Communities,
Over the weekend, I was made aware of a series of posts on the Chief Delphi robotics forum in relation to my former employer, Innovation First International. Given my own personal time with the company and ties to the community at large, I feel that it is important that I share my accounts of my time in Greenville, TX.
Most importantly, I would like to first explicitly stress that the accounts shared below are not a reflection of the vast majority of …
Dear Robotics Education & Competition Foundation,
I am Adelade Shaw, the team captain on team 599B, I’ve been doing VRC for about 2 and half years now and it is honestly the highlight of my school day. I am so glad to have been given the opportunity to do this after school. But recent actions have had me and everyone in the VRC space rethink VEX Robotics and its parent company, Innovation First International (IFI) and I’d like to try to convince y’all why y’all might need to rethink your relati…
In light of many other people within this community sharing their stories I decided to share my own. From April of 2022 to early August of 2022 I was groomed by the former lead developer of PROS Hannah Brooke, more commonly known as hotel (
HotelCalifornia (Hannah Brooke) · GitHub). I am 16 she is 24. We met through the VRC discord where when I made some jokes she reached out in dms. Almost immediately on that first day she turned the conversation slightly sexual with the comment “smh why are you…
By no means are we attempting to minimize an individual’s experience, but we are at a loss to understand why several employees who left our company as far back as 2016 would suddenly decide to begin posting negative comments now. We operate in an intensely competitive environment and attacks on social media/user forums have proven to be an effective way of tortiously interfering with someone’s business. The normal responses to this type of activity, such as litigation, are ineffective because of…
User accounts for the VEX forum members that contributed to these threads were automatically generated, and given the
_old suffix, as well as an “Archived Account” title. Users who also have an account on this forum have had their posts in these threads re-assigned to their current user account. If someone was missed, or someone would like to claim one of these accounts as theirs (pending verification), please DM the
November 30, 2022, 8:14pm
Thank you for archiving these posts and giving them a place to live. The fact that VEX nuked all of the threads of allegations and even their own response following their shut down of the forum is completely ridiculous.