My idea is to begin the development of an attendance module that uses one of the many available face recognition api (such as that created by Lambda. Teachers take photos of each individual in their class at the beginning of the term. This might result in an extremely user-friendly attendance marking interface that simply involves uploading classroom photos at the end of each week. In-class attendance is taken by pulling out your smartphone and one snap.
It would be similar to face tagging used in Google+ and Facebook. Any thoughts or possible starting points?
Furthermore, is anyone interested in being paid to develop this for our open-source community?