While I'm not widely known, or known at all for that matter I have written a few short stories and essays. Google still brings up nothing about me, which is disappointing, but what can I say. The title of the novel will be "Johnny's River". This will be my first piece to hit publishing, as I will be self publishing it! I'm about 54% done with it, not including reviewing and corrections. If you have any input, feel free to lay it down here!
Hey guys, just a quick back-story: a little over a year ago, I was really interested in pulling a group together and collaborating on a potentially big project (though maybe not as big as getting to the moon!) that some of you might remember: the Hyperloop. I'm an engineer and I thought it was a great opportunity to get in on something big.
Well, I quickly found that there really isn't a good open collaboration platform out there. Yes, they exist, but most, if not all of them, suck. Seriously. I think most of you can probably attest to that.
Fast-forward: my partner and I are now developing a web platform meant to do just this, but it's also going to have an additional feature: crowdfunding. This feature is what we're going to launch first, but we hope that the open team-building and collaboration aspect of the site will be the main attraction.
Now, that was just the quick and dirty, but I'd really like to know your thoughts and I'd like to discuss any features that might be of interest.
Also, I'd REALLY be interested in knowing if any of you have prototypes or early-stage projects that need funding and might be interested in launching a campaign with us when we launch the site. We would be working closely with you on preparations and marketing.
You can see our vague landing page at thinknode.net. This will soon be a blog with a bit more information (within the next couple of weeks).
Thanks for taking the time to read this!
From the beginning of /r/tothemoon, we wanted to know if we could put a redditor on the moon. We started by talking rocket designs, and esentially trying to bootstrap the whole thing....
I want to talk about going in a diffrent direction. What if we leverage existing technology to get ourselves to the moon? SpaceX has excellent launch capabilities (other companies as well), and prices are falling. I'd like to discuss the possibility of reaching the moon not through rocket design, but through crowdfunding (seems to be one of reddit's strengths) and sensical partnerships.
I have some thoughts on how we might proceed, but I want to leave it open for a while for discussion about the topic in general. Please share your thoughts. Can we light up cstart again? Is this the direction we want it to go?