2021 Call for Code Awards:
Solving the world’s problems with tech.
This year, developers and problem solvers from across the globe united to use technology to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. Join the LIVE celebration where we’ll celebrate their innovation and award the winning team $200K to deploy their solution in the real world with the support of IBM and the Linux Foundation.
LIVE from New York. November 16, 2021 @ 7:30pm ET
About the show
American comedian, actor, and head writer for Saturday Night Live
Join us for this pivotal moment in the Call for Code journey as the community comes together to celebrate the best innovation from across the globe. Coming to you from the heart of New York City and hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost, this event spotlights the great work from developers taking on climate change and the surrounding issues of water, hunger and the economy. Hear their stories and help shape the future direction of Call for Code.
Meet the finalists
After thousands of submissions, our judges have chosen the top 5 solutions in the fight against climate change. These finalists are in the running for the $200,000 USD grand prize and a chance to see their solution deployed.
Past winners’ stories
“Without Call for Code I’m not quite sure what I would be doing now, but I could not imagine a more fulfilling and inspiring turn of events than when I chose to submit an idea.”
– Bryan Knouse, Project OWL (2018 Call for Code Winner)
The 2020 winning team’s solution equips farmers across the globe with the critical information they need to manage crops in rapidly changing environments effected by climate change.
The 2019 winning solution tracks firefighters’ health in real time and is being field-tested in Barcelona.
The 2018 winning team’s solution creates a network of hotspots can be deployed quickly and cheaply, exchanging vital information about the community’s greatest needs.
The future of Call for Code
The expansion of Call for Code over the years has opened the door of participation to some of our most innovative young minds. Hear about IBM affiliated programs and challenges looking to bring the next generation of developers to the forefront.
An organization creating new pathways for young women of color across the globe by introducing them to skills in computer programming and technology in order to establish equal representation in the tech sector.
A public-education model that provides high school students from underserved backgrounds with the academic, technical, and professional skills and credentials they need for competitive STEM jobs.