[SpaceProgram] Final 100YSS proposal delivered to DARPA

Ricky Ng-Adam rngadam at xinchejian.com
Fri Nov 11 16:32:10 CET 2011

Hello all!

It's still got warts but I'm personally pretty happy with the results...
You can see the PDF here:


40 pages in less than 72 hours is a big achievement and it's truly been a
global effort and a nice example of inter-hackerspaces collaboration. Huei
Ming Tan (who did the bulk of the writing!) and Eddie Choo from Ground Up
Initiative in Singapore (http://groundupinitiative.org/) with a lot of
incredibly valuable and numerous feedback from Paul Szymkowiak and friends
from Connected Community Hackerspace (http://hackmelbourne.org) in
Australia and Jerry Isdale from Maui Makers (http://mauimakers.com) plus
many others leaving comments here and elsewhere.

Thanks in particular to Paul and Jerry who made it possible for the
document to go from mediocre to passable!

And a big, big thanks to Justin Myers from HacDC in Washington DC (
http://www.hacdc.org/) who hand-delivered the document at the DARPA office
in Arlington as you can see in the attachment...

When you think about it, this is hackers from 4.5 countries (China,
Singapore, Australia, US and honestly, Maui, Hawaii is in the middle of the
Pacific so far away from the continental US ^_^) collaborating together. I
think whether or not we get the grant (and we should, as I'm convinced
Hackerspaces are the only viable option for 100YSS) this is awesome!

Now we have to wait to see who gets selected for the half a million dollars
grant... If and when this happens, the initial caretakers will create the
100YSS nonprofit and a charter.  Interested Hackerspaces representatives
(one per Hackerspace) will be voted in the organization. These
representative will then select staff members from candidates for the first
3 months (renewable), gather project proposals and start funding each one
by one.

伍思力 | Ricky Ng-Adam | http://xinchejian.com | (+86) 186-2126-2521
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