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Whether you want to help farmers understand their water usage or link first responders to communities when connectivity fails, we have an open source project for you. There are many ways you can get involved with these open source projects supported by the Linux Foundation, from contributing code to a core project, developing integrations and customizations, or making non-technical contributions such as helping with design, testing or documentation. Start contributing to the project of your choice. Issues can be created and pull requests are made within the project GitHub repos themselves.
See a project with goals that align to those of your organization? Contribution to Call for Code open source projects helps teams build skills, network with other problem solvers around the world, and get engaged to support tech-for-good initiatives. Regardless of whether you are a corporation, university or startup, there are numerous ways your organization can get involved, from contributing to project goals or integrating a project into your organization to drive change.Explore the projects below, learn about the open source technology that powers them, and contribute to make them even better.
Build a mesh network after a natural disaster: ClusterDuck Protocol
This mobile mesh network of IoT devices based on LoRa can be accessed by people to stay in touch when communication lines go down following a disaster.
Aerial scout for first responders: DroneAID
This solution uses machine learning to detect calls for help on the ground placed by those in need.
Use AI to make home construction safer: ISAC-SIMO
This project from Build Change uses AI and computer vision to help detect construction issues that could become life-threatening during a major incident like a hurricane or earthquake.
Help small farmers optimize water usage: Liquid Prep
This end-to-end solution, originally developed by a team inside of IBM, can help small farmers understand how much water they are using.
Notify communities quickly with Grillo’s simple earthquake early-warning system: OpenEEW
A low-cost IoT sensor measures expected shaking, giving local governments and first responders faster and better earthquake alerts. [View the tutorial on how to build a dashboard using Open EEW data].
Protecting firefighters’ health: Pyrrha
IoT and AI come together to monitor the levels of toxin exposure for firefighters and to alert them before they are in danger of longterm respiratory problems in this project from Prometeo.
Musical collaboration for disconnected performers: Rend-o-matic
Helping musicians jam together even when socially distanced, this tool from Choirless analyzes and merges musical waveforms to create a version of a track that can be continually updated.
Social distancing made easier: Safe Queue
A simple QR-based mobile application originally developed during the COVID-19 pandemic to help people take a place in a queue without physically having to stand in line.
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