Call for Code Daily: open source projects and answered calls
Check out the weekly recap of stories covering tech solutions, teams taking action, and projects you can contribute to from your location.
The power of Call for Code® is in the global community that we have built around this major #TechforGood initiative. Whether it is the deployments that are underway across pivotal projects, developers leveraging the starter kits in the cloud, or ecosystem partners joining the fight, everyone has a story to tell. Call for Code Daily highlights all the amazing #TechforGood stories taking place around the world. Every day, you can count on us to share these stories with you. Check out the stories from the week of August 3rd:
Rove helps takes the guesswork out of disaster response
In the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster, it’s difficult to know where help is needed most. First responders have to make the best use of the information they have to prioritize where to go. The choices are difficult, and the stakes are high. With lives hanging in the balance of mere seconds, arming teams with more information can make all the difference. Read more.
Teenager creates Watson-powered chatbot to help students plan for college during COVID-19
When eighth-grader Harita Suresh found herself stuck at home due to the coronavirus, she decided to use her extra time to learn something new. After perusing edX.org, she settled on a course from IBM called AI chatbots without programming, which claimed that she would be able to build a fully functional chatbot with no prior knowledge about AI. Read more.
Sidra Ahmed and her team developed Tovit by utilizing the latest technologies such as Watson Assistant, Watson Discovery and other open source projects. The solution is being hosted on IBM Virtual Server. The solution includes a dashboard for statistics, contract tracing module, and additional items. Read more.
How project Mi Rio protects communities from disaster flooding
Flooding is one of the most ruinous natural disasters, with the potential to cause devastating property damage and catastrophe. Using data from The Weather Channel, mathematical models and accessible content, a solution created by participants of Call for Code going by “Mi Rio” creates an integrated system of early alarms for flooding. Read more.
Singapore Answers the Call
Global crises require global actions. When the arrival of COVID-19 left many frozen in its worldwide surge, a group of problem solvers from Singapore stepped up to the plate to fight back. In support of the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge, the Singapore Civil Defence Force teamed up with IBM Singapore in June to deliver an e-hackathon in an effort to combat two massive global issues that warrant global attention: climate change and COVID-19.Read more.