The winner of the first Call for Code Global Award received $200,000, open source project support from The Linux Foundation, an introduction to a venture capital firm, and piloted their solution in Puerto Rico through the Code and Response™ initiative.
Their solution - OWL (Organization, Whereabouts, and Logistics) - is a two-part hardware/software solution. It creates an offline communication infrastructure during natural disasters, giving those in need a simple and reliable interface to request assistance from authorities.
Do you have big ideas that can create big change?
Call for Code is seeking solutions for this year’s Challenge. Head to the 2019 Challenge Experience and join. You may even see your open source idea implemented through the Code and Response initiative!
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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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Call for Code is a developer challenge supported by IBM's Code and Response, which is a four-year initiative dedicated to the creation and deployment of open source solutions.
Prizes in 2019
The winner of the second annual Call for Code Global Award receives:
The Call for Code Global Award presented at the Call for Code Award Event.
A $200,000 USD cash prize.
Open source project support from The Linux Foundation.
Meetings with mentors and potential investors.
Solution implementation support through Code and Response.