Are you up for challenge? Then check this out from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), this is the DARPA CLIQR Quest, and before ask, CLIQR means, Cash for Locating and Identifying Quick Response codes. It is more of quest than a contest, but it will encourage team work and there are cash prizes to gather up too! The downside is that you must be a US resident in order to take part, over to you MoD!
Here are the details for the DARPA’s CLIQR Quest Challenge;
The CLIQR Quest has been crafted to simulate public mobilization for the identification of essential assets to assist in mobilizing and delivering aid efficiently. The event, like an actual crisis or disaster, is unannounced prior to the start date. The humanitarian crisis relief assets (e.g. water, food, gas, etc.) needed to quickly respond to a disaster are represented by appropriately named – Quick Response (QR) codes. QR codes have been distributed throughout the continental United States to represent the dispersion of resource concentrations throughout the country. CLIQR Quest participants will be challenged to locate other participants who have key assets that are represented by the QR codes. The event will only last for two weeks – the notional assets must be identified and coordinated quickly to ensure they make it to those in need.
The DARPA CLIQR Quest will start at 11:00 AM (EST) on Thursday, February 23rd and it will end at 12:00 PM (EST) on Thursday, March 8th, late entries will be accepted up to 12.00 PM.