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.

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

Do you have big ideas that can create big change? Start here.

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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 Code Patterns in six tech areas, six disaster areas, and health to inspire your submission.

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ENGAGE EXPERTS AND FIND TEAMMATES

Introduce yourself, meet experts, brainstorm ideas, find a team, and hear about updates.

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SUBMIT (AND ITERATE ON) YOUR SOLUTION

Describe your solution, link to your code and demo, and accept the participation agreement.

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

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Learn about IBM Code and Response

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

Internet of Things

Collect and analyze device sensor data to take corrective or preventative action automatically.

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

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Hurricanes and Typhoons

Wildfires

Volcanoes

Floods and Storm Surges

Extreme Weather

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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