Call for Code 2019 Global Challenge

Commit to the Cause. Push for Change.

The Call for Code 2019 Global Challenge is a worldwide developer competition that seeks technology solutions for natural disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

It is supported by the IBM Code and Response initiative, a multi-year program dedicated to creating and deploying open source technologies to tackle the world's biggest challenges.

Submissions for the 2019 competition have closed, but there are many ways you can be a part of the IBM Code and Response initiative.

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The winning team receives $200,000 USD, support from The Linux Foundation, implementation through Code and Response, and more
Submissions closed on
July 29th, 2019

Call for Code submissions are now closed, but you can still learn about how to reduce the risk of natural disasters through technology.

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JOIN THE CALL FOR CODE 2019 COMMUNITY

Get an IBM Cloud account, learn about the competition scope, prizes, rules, and schedule.

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BUILD WITH CODE PATTERNS AND RESOURCES

Use tech, disaster, industry, and health Code Patterns and starter kits to build solutions to address disaster risk.

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ENGAGE EXPERTS AND FIND TEAMMATES

Introduce yourself, meet experts, learn about the submitted applications, and hear about updates.

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SUBMIT (AND ITERATE ON) YOUR SOLUTION

Submissions are now closed, but if you took part and need to fill out a Participation Agreement you still can.

Competition Details

Commit to the Cause Push for Change

Over 100,000 developers from 156 nations competed in the Call for Code 2018 Global Challenge.

They built over 2,500 applications with IBM Cloud technology to reduce the impact of natural disasters.

This year, it's your turn.

Join the Call for Code Community

See complete Call for Code Challenge details

Learn about IBM Code and Response

Explore technologies that can be used to build world-changing solutions, then get your hands on the code

Explore industries and discover ideas that will help you develop technologies to help prevent natural disasters

Explore types of disasters and how we can lessen their effects through technology

2019 Challenge: Health and well-being in the wake of natural disasters

When areas are hit by a natural disaster, access to community healthcare is crucial. Creating open source technologies for healthcare can reduce risks of disease, create options for emergency care, improve data and resource availability, and help victims navigate the psychological support needed throughout the crisis.


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