Make Something

robfitz | Posted 2012.06.08 at 12:30 am | Perma

The challenge for the June Synchronous Hackathon is inspired by Adam Savage the co-host of MythBusters, who gave a talk a couple of weeks ago at Maker Faire Bay Area 2012.

In Adam’s talk titled “Why We Make”, he describes how and why we are compelled to make the things we make. He also introduces the following manifesto:

“It doesn’t matter what you make and it doesn’t matter why, the importance is that you are making something.”

So to support this manifesto I’m asking hackerspaces worldwide to take part in the Synchronous Hackathon over the weekend of the 16th and 17th of June.

And the challenge for members and visitors is very simple “Make Something”.

Global Hackerspace Cupcake Challenge 2012

robfitz | Posted 2012.02.13 at 10:36 pm | Perma

This weekend the 18th and 19th of February will be the second Global Hackerspace Cupcake Challenge.

Hackerspaces worldwide are challenged to bake, decorate and package a single cupcake and send it to another hackerspace. The receiving hackerspace will then open and judge on various topics including decoration, condition and taste.

Full details are included on the Global Hackerspace Cupcake Challenge 2012 wiki page.

Below you can see last years winner denhac from Denver, US which was recieved and judged by NESIT Connecticut, US.

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The game is on!

Fish_ | Posted 2011.02.16 at 9:33 pm | Perma
Get your thinking caps on and prepare for the FIRST EVER HITB Hackerspaces Challenge!
During the Hack In The Box SecConf 2011 several hackerspaces will participate in a team-to-team showdown, LEGO-style. And not just any LEGO! No! The Hackerspace Challenge will be featuring LEGO Mindstorms nxt 2.0 kits!

Each team of minimal 2 persons will be given the same task: design, build and test a construction at the premises. Assembly takes place at allocated times divided over two days. To really test the improv skills of the participants, we will only disclose the details of the actual challenge at the start of the security conference.

Every creation is judged by several experts based on performance, looks, creativity, smart engineering, programming skills etc. The winning team is taking home the honour, glory… and an additional money reward. A generous sponsorship donation of €1000,-, courtesy of ITQ.

A spectacle you don’t want to miss! It’s open to public.
Place : HITB SecConf 2011 – Krasnapolsky Wintergarden, Amsterdam
Date: 19th and 20th May 2011, 11:00 – 17:00 h
Award ceremony: 20th May, 18:00 h

Want to enter your hackerspace into the competition?
Check out the HITB 2011 Amsterdam site how to join the challenge!


Global Hackerspace Cupcake Challenge

robfitz | Posted 2011.01.05 at 11:36 pm | Perma

For the January Synchronous Hackathon we’re going to try something a little different. Over the weekend of the 15th and 16th we’re inviting hackerspaces worldwide to bake, package and post a cupcake to another hackerspace.

This is a friendly competition so be creative and innovate. Full details are included on the Global Hackerspace Cupcake Challenge wiki page.

Going forward for each hackathon we hope to have a new friendly challenge or shared activity. So get involved or suggest a new challenge.

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