We are rLoop, reddit's open source, crowd sourced, Hyperloop design team, and we're one of 30 teams remaining in Elon Musk's Hyperloop competition. AuA!
Today we're doing an interactive AMA! We have a 12 hour stream on HyperRPG from 9am to 9pm PT where we'll be answering questions on the air!
Our short bio: In June of 2015, Elon Musk announced that SpaceX would be holding a competition where teams would compete to design the best hyperloop pod. We redditors took up the challenge, along with ~1,200 other teams.
Our crowdsourced design group, rLoop, won best non-student design and is now one of only 30 teams which will advance to the final round, where we will build and race our pod on a 1-mile test track at SpaceX HQ this summer! We would like to thank the reddit community for their incredible support!
The success of our open-source collaborative online model has been incredible, and has garnered some media attention and even the front page of reddit! We see the internet as a tool for empowering humanity, and we hope to show people what can be accomplished when an online community comes together to help solve the world's most exciting challenges.
I am the Project Manager of rLoop and will be answering questions here and in the twitch stream via Skype. Another rLooper, /u/-Richard, is in person on the stream and will also be answering questions.
Proof: This tweet.