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Client: Adham Ashton-Butt, British Trust for Ornithology <>

Major sporting events such as marathons and triathlons often raise funds and awareness for good causes including conservation. This project is an opportunity to design a new global sport where human challenges are measured against the challenges faced by wildlife such as migrating wild birds. You will use the Strava API to capture records of human performance, and monitoring data from bird migration (available from your client) to represent wildlife. You will need to define the rules for this new hybrid sport, including secure and fair algorithms to determine the competition results that might combine running, cycling and flying stages. Will humans compete against birds, or be combined in hybrid teams? Your technical platform should also include social media and live stream support to that can be scaled to global public participation such as refereeing, commentary, fan clubs or cash sponsorship.