Hi, we should have a text to inspire people for their challenges. Check out this draft:
How can different challenges be structured?
You’ve already created a good technical solution or ‘best practice’ but it is not well-documented (open sourced) yet?
Sit down and start the documentation. Invite people to test your documentation, give feedback, suggest good tools or structure, or provide other help with design, language or anything else.
Do you have an interesting, unexplored question or problem, that hasn’t even been discussed? Are you looking for new ideas or perspectives?
Sit down with others and start a discussion. “What can we do to …” “How could open source help …” “How might we…” could be good beginnings for a title. The outcome of the challenge could simply be further questions for investigation, or it might be an idea or even fully-fledged action plans or models to start working on.
Do you already have a great idea for a hardware or software solution? Start (or continue) prototyping! Show people what you are doing, and invite others to join you.
###BUILDING & IMPLEMENTATION
If there is already a good practice, technical solution or action plan developed, the challenge might be to implement it in a local neighbourhood, factory, community or project. Great, lets do it! This could also be something like a Jam, Sprint or Action-Day designed to push an existing project further, to create more content for it, build more copies of it or something similar. Beta-testing is another example.
###PLAYING & RESEARCHING
Creativity is jumping outside the box! Many challenges will be very unusual or different from the ones above. Well, the ‘play’ tag is for you. It might be research or experimentation, for art or protest, for laziness or a clever hack. It might just be to create a surprising outcome.
Tag: play, research & art
These are some general ideas for challenge structures. Do you have more? Post it in the thread.
Update: Link to the discussion about challenge-meta-tags in platform development.