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Connecting my hometown for the future: Project Owl completes successful Houston pilot

By Charlie Evans | Published June 6, 2019

Project Owl's Co-Founder reports back with an update on the team's second successful launch in Houston, Texas.

Join the global virtual hackathon on June 20-21

By Wyatt Urmey | Published June 5, 2019

Join us on June 20-21 for a worldwide event: a global virtual hackathon. Kickstart your Call for Code submissions with this event and meet potential teammates in the process.

Meet the Mother of Drones: An interview with Karen Risa Robbins

By Melissa Sassi, Karen Risa Robbins | Published June 2, 2019

In this blog post, meet the Mother of Drones who helped launch the rise and popularity of drone technology in the U.S.

Frontier technologies to protect the environment and tackle disaster response and resilience

By Melissa Sassi, David Meltzer | Published May 24, 2019

At the fourth annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals, we talked about how cutting-edge and innovative technologies offer vast potential to help prepare for and respond to the impacts of natural disasters.

Coping with the stress of a natural disaster

By Jina Kim | Published May 22, 2019

Learn how natural disasters exacerbate mental health problems to people with existing issues, cause PTSD in survivors, and burnout among rescue aid workers.

Building Call for Code apps with data science

By Derek Teay | Published May 16, 2019

We're wrapping up our Call for Code Technology mini-series with a focus on data science and how it can be incorporated into your submission.

Call for Code 2019: Mitigating disaster risks for vulnerable populations

By Michael Gower | Published May 16, 2019

In honor of this eighth Global Accessibility Awareness Day, it is especially important to remember that part of this year's Call for Code health emphasis is focusing on vulnerable populations that include individuals with disabilities.

Building Call for Code apps around traffic and weather technology

By Derek Teay | Published May 9, 2019

In this forth installment in our Call For Code Technology mini-series, I talk about leveraging traffic and weather technologies so you can build them into your Call for Code solution.