Well, the word is in and we do not have funding for production events. However, there is clear interest from a variety of folks in the community to do them, and I personally think they are a great avenue to pursue our shared goals. So basically, it’s up to us to do it ourselves… which hopefully creates more sustainable outcomes anyway since we’re not depending on centralized funding
It feels to me that local funding like Fernan (awesome stuff Fernan) is the way to go. In my little universe, I am going to try to organize a single pixel camera production event here in my town, because I know I can do it cheap with low overhead and there’s clearly interest. My hope is to get participants to identify funding, and at the same time run a fairly low-overhead crowd funding campaign to cover whatever they cannot.
When we get to Shenzhen, we can tack all these items up on the wall and show collective progress via the roadmap. I think even if events are not centrally organized or funded, showing progress towards our collective roadmap means the possibility for future funding is more likely (funders like to jump on success bandwagons… investing in ‘if you fund it we will come’ projects is less exciting for them, understandably).
I made start a new thread on this topic, or perhaps a new subcategory for production event proposals, discussions, etc. Or feel free to do it yourself if I don’t.
So, my official suggestion as an organizer… go forth and rock this shit out!