People's Open Network has received an Honorable Mention for the Smart
Community Networks Challenge! Both PON and Disaster Radio have been chosen
to move onto Stage 2 of the Challenge.
Great work, team!
People's Open Network <https://peoplesopen.net>
*Building a community-owned and -operated wireless network in Oakland,
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From: Mehan Jayasuriya <mehan(a)mozillafoundation.org>
Date: Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 1:06 PM
Subject: [Mozilla/NSF-WINS] Stage 1 winners and Stage 2 instructions
To: Mehan Jayasuriya <wirelesschallenge(a)mozillafoundation.org>
This morning, we announced the 20 teams that were chosen for awards during
Stage 1 of the NSF-WINS Challenges. You can view all of the winning
projects, as well as profiles of our judges, on the NSF-WINS website
If you’re receiving this email, your team has been selected to move on to
Stage 2 of the Challenges. We’re experiencing an issue where some teams did
not receive notification of their status via email; please find a copy of
the Stage 2 notification letter attached to this email. If you have any
additional questions about your application status, please let us know.
The WINS Stage 2 application is now available via the Fluxx portal. Simply
log into Fluxx using your existing credentials in order to fill out the
application. Please see the application guide for a full set of
instructions on how to fill out the Stage 2 application
Please make sure you’re using the latest version of the guide (v1.3,
February 2018), as some of the Stage 2 application questions have changed
since the previous version. Your Stage 2 application is due by June 22nd.
What Will the Judges Be Looking for in Stage 2?
The goal of Stage 2 of the Challenges is to turn your design concept into a
working prototype that demonstrates what the capabilities of a real network
based on your design could be. This might mean a piece of hardware (for
example, a single network node that runs your software), an MVP (minimum
viable product) version of your solution or even a small-scale test network
that users can connect to. Judges will be looking for a prototype that can
demonstrate things like network speed, range and power consumption; please
see the application guide for a detailed list of criteria
In July, a select number of Stage 2 finalists will be invited to a “demo
day” showcase in Mountain View, CA on August 14th, where they will demo
their working prototypes for judges. Finalists will be asked to give a
short presentation that identifies the problem they are trying to solve,
the intended users of their solution and the capabilities of their
prototype. More details on the demo day event will be provided this summer.
Congratulations on being selected to move on to Stage 2 of the Challenges!
We look forward to reviewing your working prototype this summer. If you
have any questions, please let me know.
Program Manager, NSF-WINS
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