I have a contract position available for someone who is up for the task of implementing/improving web-based 1D/2D barcode scanning algorithms.

The details are:

1. We have a partial DataMatrix scanner implementation that needs completion/improvement (speed / fidelity) or replacement.
2. We need 1D barcode scanning ported from Java to JavaScript.

The first one is the most important.

The organization is the BioBricks foundation which is a non-profit: "Our mission is to ensure that the engineering of biology is conducted in an open and ethical manner to benefit all people and the planet."

We're developing a system to facilitate the sharing of open wetware (DNA, strains, etc.) and part of tracking samples is scanning tiny 2D barcodes on the bottom of sample tubes that are sometimes partially obscured by ice/condensation.

All code should be implemented in javascript that can run both in node.js and in the browser. All code developed will be released as open source.

Work is decentralized so you can work from home/wherever.

Let me know if you're interested or know anyone who might be interested.