2020 has been unprecedented in terms of what society has faced. It has also been unprecedented in the degree to which you, the Call for Code community, have stepped up to make a difference. Be sure to mark your calendar for October 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET and join our host, CNN Political Commentator Van Jones, in commemorating the largest tech-for-good initiative of its kind: Call for Code©. The 2020 Call for Code Awards Celebration is going digital this year, making it easier than ever to tune in and be inspired by what we have achieved. Here are just a few reasons why you should attend.
Meet the community
Over 400,000 of you from over 179 nations have now participated in Call for Code, creating over 15,000 applications. Thanks to you, Call for Code has grown into something much larger and more impactful than anyone ever anticipated. While this challenge spans the world, The 2020 Call for Code Awards Celebration is where you’ll discover just how closely connected we all are–helping solve pressing global challenges that affect us all. Be a part of this interactive celebration to learn from experts from the United Nations to The Linux Foundation – and many more.
Immerse yourself in innovation
Since its inception in 2018, Call for Code has become the trusted platform for problem solvers around the world to turn their ideas into action. This unique, unprecedented year, you have stepped up like never before, whether that was to address the long-term, systemic issue of climate change, or the more immediate, pressing need of COVID-19. The broadening of this challenge to take on, not one, but two of the world’s most pressing issues forged thousands of solutions with true promise to help those communities that need the most help. At the Award Celebration, you’ll see the top solutions from 2020 as they begin their deployment journey. You’ll also hear the latest deployment developments with some of the previous Call for Code winners’ and participants’ open source projects.
Have fun. Get inspired.
After all, it’s a celebration. The Call for Code Award Ceremony will have no shortage of entertainment. Jam out to great music from the Soweto Gospel Choir and a special surprise musical act, test your knowledge with Call for Code trivia, and be boots-on-the-ground with Call for Code teams to witness the solutions as they unfold. You’ll also be the first to hear the announcement of the 2020 Call for Code Global Prize Winner. In addition to the show being hosted by Van Jones, there will also be cameos from several renowned speakers. Get inspired and start planning for how you can fight back as a part of Call for Code in 2021.
Learn the value of contribution from our unique portfolio of partners, sponsors, and the vast ecosystem who make Call for Code a reality. Let this interactive digital event be your next step in joining the tech-for-good fight. To learn more about this event, visit 2020 Call for Code Awards.