Call For Code®

Answer the Call for Code by building global solutions for disaster preparedness.

The most impactful project will be implemented with the help of IBM, The Linux Foundation, UN Human Rights, and American Red Cross.

Commit to the cause. Push for change.

Mitigating natural disasters is one of the world’s greatest challenges. The past decade has been one of the worst periods for natural disasters and while weather events may be inevitable they don’t have to become so catastrophic.

That’s why we’re launching Call for Code, a worldwide, multi-year initiative that inspires developers to solve pressing global problems with sustainable software solutions.

Create applications that improve disaster preparedness, build resilient communities, and safeguard the health and well-being of individuals and institutions.

Get started with resources in these six technology areas.

Join the community

Conquer the challenge together

Our community is a powerful tool to help you. Whether you are embarking on your own or competing as a team, we’re here to help you succeed.

Tackle some of the hardest problems with help from the community, share your knowledge or learn from others on the key areas where technological solutions could make the greatest impact.

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Events

Find a Call for Code meet-up in your area

Looking to get started and need some help? Join our developer advocates and technical leaders at events around the globe.

Competition Details

Commit to the Cause Push for Change

The Call for Code Challenge for 2018 is a competition that asks you to outthink natural disasters and build the solutions that will significantly improve the current state of disaster preparedness in your community and around the world.

Learn about the challenge

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  • Prizes

    The winner of the inaugural Call for Code Global Award will receive:

  • The Call for Code Global Award presented by a jury of eminent technologists at the Call for Code Award Event.

  • A $200,000 USD cash prize.

  • Long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation.

  • Venture capitalist introduction and pitch to turn your idea into a funded company.

  • The opportunity to deploy your solution with an IBM Corporate Service Corps team.