10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
WELCOME TO WIKISPEED EXPO 2017!
Where: Lynnwood, WA, USA. Everywhere via video chat.
WIKISPEED Lynnwood, WA, USA MicroFactory and SandStorm dirt track (subject to change): 21002 44th Ave W., Lynnwood, WA, USA, 98036.
When: Sept 30th 2017 (happens to also be Joe Justice’s Birthday, and this will be the Best Birthday Ever).
What: WSXPO17! WIKISPEED EXPO 2017 Global Gathering!
A celebration of WIKISPEED products, especially the cars, the people who own them, and the people who helped design and build them.
1) Everyone with a WIKISPEED car gets to be a hero for a day. Showing off their cars, and the decisions they made building it. Either remote through video chat or even recorded and produced video montages, or even better yet in Person! We’ll rent a race track (or try to get one loaned to us for free) for a few hours that day in Seattle, so those that can travel will share the awesome of each other’s cars together. The goal is community and learning, but we’ll have track time too.
2) Innovation Cup: We are intending to have a race track instructor to show owners around their cars. We are also attempting to have a professional racing driver available for those who would like to see what their cars can do. The fastest lap completed in a WIKISPEED car will be crowned the Innovation Cup champion for the year, and we’ll film and post the details of what modules are used so that other WIKISPEED owners can make their cars faster if they like. The winning car, car owner, car driver (not necessarily the same person), and anyone nearby will very likely be sprayed with champagne, which will be awesome.
3) DJ Dance Party: We’ll attempt to have a live DJ, or at least a custom playlist, to create a playful and energetic after party as we smoke all the legal pot in Washington State or whatever people like.
4) Marketplace: See the newest modules from MicroFactories globally, buy them, swap or sell your modules that you don’t wish to keep as spares.
Who: Anyone who likes WIKISPEED, and/or is interested in Scrum in Hardware, Lean, eXtreme Manufacturing, Open Source, and Agile Design methods.
Car Photos / tech inspection: 10am-11am
Fastest Lap attempts: 11am-noon
TSC (The Shredded Chef) Picnic lunch noon-1pm: with a presentation about code.org then conscious capitalism.
Innovation Cup awarded: 1pm.
Vendor area opens: 1pm.
DJ party, headshots, mingling: 7pm to 9pm.
Cost: $50 for general public. (Includes a free WIKISPEED T-Shirt and bumber sticker while supplies last)
Current WIKISPEED car owners and one guest are free (RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Press (with approval from email@example.com) also get in free. Yes, of course that’s you Autoblog, Geekwire, TechCrunch, Make Magazine, and Translogic.
Q: Does it cost anything?
A: Just a little bit. Our aim will be to cover the expenses of hosting the day +25% to fund WIKISPEED. TBD. We’ll try to keep it really cheap so that the most significant expense is getting yourself here. Attendance will be free for WIKISPEED car owners and one guest if they can bring their car. Because the more WIKISPEED cars here the more fun and awesome it will be for everyone.
Q: What if my car is just a frame or not complete?
A: These cars iterate, so none of them are ever complete! Having a chassis on wheels counts as a car!
Q: What if I want to sell a new module I’ve developed?
A: For 2017 the Marketplace is totally free to use, come on over and show off your prototype module or poster for a module idea that you would like to find co-creators to blast-off together!
Venue: TEAM WIKISPEED MicroFactory
TEAM WIKISPEED Lynnwood MicroFactory
21002 44th Ave West, Lynnwood, WA 98034
Google, Bing, Yahoo, Mapquest, etc Maps currently to date, shows an inaccurate location. PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:
Park across the street at Red Onion Burger; we have established an agreement with owners. PARKING IS A STRUGGLE AT THE SHOP.
Drive on 44th Ave W until you see the Albertsons grocery store at the corner of 44th Ave W and 212 St SW in Lynnwood. Drive North until Red Onion Burger (tasty!) is directly to your Right (EAST) and an un-named gravel driveway by a bank of 6 mailboxes is on your left (WEST). Turn WEST from 44th ave W onto the un-named gravel driveway. Drive passed all 3 houses and down the hill. Team WIKISPEED Lynnwood, WA is the last building on your left, with 4 garage bay doors. Please park in as compact a manner as responsible.
Public Transit Directions:
From the Lynnwood Park and Ride and Transit Center: Walk or ride your bike South on 44th Ave W. Stay on the West side of the street (there is a sidewalk to use). As you near the top of the hill, there is a bank of 6 mailboxes on your right (WEST), next to an un-named gravel driveway. follow the driveway past all 3 houses and down the hill. Team WIKISPEED Lynnwood, WA is the last building on your left, with 4 garage bay doors.