Full details have not been release yet; but this will be open to the public (as long as you fill out the release form). Here are the details so far:
– 5 Hackerspaces will compete in a professionally recorded web-only event.
– theTransistor has already been selected as one of these groups.
– The build-off should start the first week of August, but the exact dates are still unknown.
– The build-off will last 2-3 Weeks.
– Participants will not be required to show up every day.
– The build-off will revolve around a task that will be announced on day 1 to all participants.
– Each space will be given a budget to complete the task.
– As far as I know there are no prizes / etc for ‘winning’. This will be more about learning and doing.
– Participants will not be required to be a member of the hackerspace or pay any entry fees to help.
– Participants appearing on camera will need to sign a basic agreement with the producing company. ( Very basic: you aren’t allowed to talk about the results / etc. until after it ‘airs’, they aren’t responsibly if you blow up / melt / etc.)
– You DON’T need any special skills; this should be about the community. Anyone who would like to can participate.
If this interests you please stop by this weekend (2010.07.31, 6:00pm) for more details and to sign up. This will be a great opportunity to get together and help with a project.