What happens when three Microsoft engineers decide to enter the Red Bull Flugtag? Windows Project Phoenix, that’s what. The Seattle Times front page this morning takes a look at the team and the seriousness of this competition:
The competition, at least for showmanship, is stiff. A 7-Eleven team is building a giant flying Big Gulp. A women’s team from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has proposed a giant flying Peep. One team is working on a giant hand that will launch a pilot in a paper airplane, set to the M.I.A. song “Paper Planes.” A group of Navy trainers called “Team Roundhouse” has a plane with a giant Chuck Norris head.
This is a topic that has to be featured at next year’s Gnomedex which sadly I’m going to miss this weekend due to a prior commitment out of town. Good luck to Mike, Lucas, Brian, and the whole team.