[hackerspaces] Global Hackerspace Cupcake Challenge

P psytek at alphaonelabs.com
Sat Jan 29 17:20:56 CET 2011

Yes, cupcakes can be sent or resent as long as they arrive and are scored before the next global synchronous hackathon.  We'll announce the winners that weekend, live on our stream, Sunday at 3pm EST.

You can send as many as you want to as many spaces as you want, as long as only one cupcake is shipped at a time. 

Someone has donated a prize for the winners (we'll do 1st, 2nd and 3rd place).  If you'd like to donate prizes please let us know.

We have another challenge in mind for the next hackathon and will discuss on the call-in.  Please attend if you're interested, or have another challenge in mind as well.

The videos are looking awesome!  Great job to all who are participating!



On Jan 29, 2011, at 7:22 AM, Koen Martens <gmc at sonologic.nl> wrote:

> Hey,
> We had a lot of fun unpacking the three cupcakes sent to us!
> We are wondering though, can we still send a cupcake to Denhac and
> Interlock?? We're a bit slow to catch on but I believe some of us
> got some ideas...
> Gr,
> Koen
> On Mon, Jan 03, 2011 at 02:47:11PM -0500, Psy Tek wrote:
>> Greetings Hackerspaces,
>> After discussing the idea over several call-ins we're pleased to announce:
>> The Global Hackerspace Cupcake Challenge!
>> Objective
>> To mail a cupcake to another hackerspace in pristine condition.
>> Rules
>>   - Cupcake must be a standard sized or larger cupcake with frosting and at
>>   least one sugar based topper/decoration.
>>   - The cupcake should be home made or in the hackerspace, points to be
>>   deducted for store bought cupcakes.
>>   - Distance must exceed 1600 kilometres (1000 miles), bonus points for
>>   over seas.
>>   - The package can have dimensions up to 30cm by 30cm by 30cm (1ft by 1ft
>>   by 1ft) and weight up to 2kgs (4lbs).
>>   - The package must be sent by the national postal service in your country
>>   you can spend up to the equivalent of 40 EUR or 55 USD, which should allow
>>   for an express postage option.
>>   - A video must be taken while opening the package and uploaded to Youtube
>>   or similar.
>>   - All participating spaces must have their ustream or similar link on the
>>   matrix page during the hackathon.
>> Judging
>> The recieving hackerspace will be the judge of the condition of the cupcake.
>> Judging Criteria ((1-10) on each)
>>   1. The creativity of method used to stabalize the cupcake
>>   2. The stability of mixture / quality of ingredients
>>   3. Appearance
>>   4. Taste
>>   5. Condition
>> Who
>> All hackerspaces and members of them. Coordinate which hackerspace you will
>> be sending to and recieving from in this google spreadsheet (wich will be
>> used to tally the scores)
>> https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Am7eQuixxEoidHMxNFRlYzFidHdzcXVuN3BxUjRpaFE&hl=en
>> When
>> Cupcakes will be created / packaged and shipped out during the Global
>> Synchronous Hackathon the weekend of January 15th
>> Where
>> At your local participating hackerspace.
>> Retrieved from "
>> http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Global_Hackerspace_Cupcake_Challenge"
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