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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 November 30th:

An intelligence system from India seeks to save farms

The key to survival is adaptability. Case in point, a black bear in the wilderness can recognize the onset of food scarcity during the winter months and subsequently enter hibernation as a mechanism to reduce their metabolic rate, and conserve their energy until spring. The ability to better understand your environment, and thereby adjust your response accordingly can mean the difference between life and death. The same exact statement can be made when observing the farming industry. Read more

When technology meets mental health

There’s never been a more important time to “control what you can control”. COVID-19 has left so many people feeling helpless without anything or anyone to turn to, and this has had tremendous rippling effects as it relates to the mental health battles many are now enduring. Fortunately, Call for Code has been a beacon of hope for those taking on issues like these. It’s the actions taken around the world working together – because of Call for Code – that are helping people battle their most pressing problems. Luckily, Roby Health Partner was a solution created by a group that decided to answer the call, and help people with their mental health. Read more

The little things make big change

Before one begins their hike at the base of a mountain, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer size of the structure, and the challenge that lies ahead. It’s also easy to think that the climb to the top of the mountain — and reaching it — is too great — so many fail to even try. We must remember that getting to the top of the mountain starts with taking the first step. Read more

Know before you go

Now more than ever, knowing your surroundings is critical to your health and well-being. COVID-19 has quickly revealed the unfortunate consequences of what being in an area of exposure can do to you. The speed and volatility at which the disease spreads is unsettling, and while the establishment you are traveling to may seem free of threats, it can all suddenly change — and you need to know this status in real-time. There needs to be a way to have information when you need it — so you can know the level of risk before you enter. Read more

Tying tracing technologies together

When dealing with issues that heavily impact massive amounts of people, rarely is there a secret ingredient that will solve the entire problem comprehensively — rather it is the collection of ingredients working together that provides the greatest opportunity for success. When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, slowing the spread will take the same kind of concoction. Luckily, there are solutions like Epidemic Surveillance Suite that were built in support of the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge that are underpinned by a mixture of technologies to help solve the challenges surrounding contract tracing. Read more

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