by Daniel Krook Published September 20, 2018
When we started the Call for Code journey early this year, our ambition was simple: We hoped to rally the software developer community around a noble cause. Millions of lines of code later, here we are, wrapping up the first year of this global initiative.
The entire Call for Code team has traveled the world, quite literally, hosting events and encouraging developers to create sustainable software solutions that address natural disaster preparedness. The response we’ve seen from the community has been overwhelming. Tens of thousands of you have stepped up to answer the call. For those who have dedicated time and talent toward creating these brilliant solutions, I want to thank you.
(RELATED: Call for Code Submission Checklist)
I haven’t met a developer yet who has complained about having too much free time on their hands. That’s why the response to Call for Code has been so magical. So many of you have worked tirelessly outside of your day jobs and class schedules to build something that can potentially save lives.
One of our amazing content partners in this venture, Joma, perhaps said it best when he urged his fellow developers not to simply be a programmer, but rather a problem solver. Code, and the ability to wield it, is just a tool in our collective arsenal. It’s what we do with that tool that defines us as developers.
After all of your hard work, it’s time to submit your project. As a reminder, these are the criteria we’ll use to judge the contest:
Completeness and transferability
Effectiveness and efficiency
Design and usability
Creativity and innovation
The competition platform is provided by YouNoodle and managed by AngelHack (a Call for Code Program Supporter). Your team lead can click this link to create a YouNoodle account and access the Call for Code submission form.
Your team leader will require the following information to fill out the form:
Your team won’t be able to modify information on the form after submitting, so make sure the application is complete and the team is finalized. Through YouNoodle you can also track your project’s progress through judging in October.
For more tips and best practices on using YouNoodle, watch this video from Brian Collins of AngelHack:
As you think about submitting your project, consider these 3 tips:
In this video, I dive a little deeper into the best practices for the content to provide in your submission:
Again, thank you for being part of this incredible movement. Together, we’ll show the world that developers have the power to save lives.
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