Only a week after its original announcement, SpaceX revealed on Monday that over 700 entrants have signed up for the Hyperloop Pod Competition. That's an astonishing amount of interest for such a short period of time, and new entrants will continue to be accepted until September 15th! Now that several U.S. universities have announced their intent to compete, we can say with confidence that this is going to be a breathtaking event. If our time spent hanging around university solar car teams is anything to go by, competition will be fierce, emotions will run high, and human genius will shine through and delight spectators and judges in the most unforeseeable ways. We want to welcome all Hyperloop Pod Competition participants to the Forums. We believe that your collective involvement in this event will be critical in transforming Hyperloop’s public image from a fanciful sci-fi concept to a feasible and realistic means of transportation. So feel free to sign up, meet your fellow contestants, and start exchanging ideas! Since this is a competition, you obviously don’t want to give away your secret sauce, but you’ll find plenty of common technical issues, in addition to logistical and administrative challenges faced by all contestants, and we hope you will find this site invaluable in taking your team to the finishing line next year.