OT: DARPA red balloon challenge

Adam N adam at varud.com
Fri Oct 30 04:27:31 CET 2009


All,

In case people hadn't heard, DARPA just announced what I think is the
coolest competition ever:

http://networkchallenge.darpa.mil/

On December 5, DARPA will raise 10 red weather balloons somewhere in
the US.  The first person to get the location of all 10 balloons and
submit them will be given $40k.

I'm proposing that if "I" win, half the money ($20k) will be given to
the Django Software Foundation.  The other half ($20k) will go to the
Python Software Foundation.

I've set up a StackOverflow site for coordination for anybody who
would like to join:

http://darpa.stackexchange.com/

I think the first thing that needs to happen is to get a critical mass
of users on the site and to use the Q&A capabilities of the site to
figure out what tools we should use next.

Cheers,
Adam Nelson



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