COVID-19 has revealed limits of the systems we take for granted, compromising our health, our planet, and our survival. We’ve expanded the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge to take on COVID-19, while we remain steadfastly committed to combating climate change. Developers and problem solvers: join us to build open source solutions to make an immediate and lasting impact.
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With the unprecedented effect of COVID-19, unite to help communities across the globe deal with the impact of the greatest crisis of modern times.
Use open source technology in the cloud to build solutions that can provide crisis communication, remote education, and community cooperation.
"We are at a critical point in the global response to COVID-19 – we need everyone to get involved in this massive effort to keep the world safe."
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In a recent global IBM survey of more than 3,000 developers, first responders, and social activists, 79% of respondents agree that climate change is something that can be reduced or combated with technology.
Innovate with the latest technology to address energy sustainability, water sustainability, or disaster resiliency. Winning solutions are deployed in communities that need the most help.
"The climate crisis is caused by us - and the solutions must come from us. We have the tools: technology is on our side."
Create an application that makes an immediate and lasting impact in communities around the world by using AI, IoT, data science, and the latest IBM Cloud™ open source development platforms.View technical library
Learn about the competition, see what you can win, and start coding with a free IBM Cloud account.
Learn how you can make the most of resources like code patterns, expert videos, and tutorials to build your idea.
Whether you need to find teammates, meet experts, ask questions, or share ideas - there’s a community for you.
The Grand Prize winners of the inaugural 2018 Call for Code Global Challenge designed solar-powered mesh network devices that build connectivity where there is none. The team brought their devices in a field test to parts of Puerto Rico hit hardest by Hurricane Maria.Read more
The Grand Prize winners of the 2019 Call for Code Global Challenge beat out nearly 180,000 participants with their solution. The Barcelona-based team, which includes first responders, developed a Watson-based AI solution designed to monitor health and safety in firefighters, both long term and in real-time.Read more
The 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge is aligned with the United Nations and the launch for its 75th anniversary of a global conversation on urgent issues. Call for Code is a multi-year initiative created in 2018 by the David Clark Cause with founding partner IBM.
IBM today announced the 2019 Call for Code grand prize was awarded to Prometeo for developing a health monitoring platform for firefighters. The [team] will receive $200,000 and assistance from IBM and its partners to bring the project to life.
[IBM's] Call for Code and Code and Response programs leverage IBM’s technology to address some of the world’s most pressing problems.