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Next steps

Step 1: Join the community

By joining the community, you will be registered for the Global Challenge and will receive:
– A free IBM Cloud account with $200 USD in credits, allowing you to build your skills and kick-start your solution 
– Call for Code communications so you can receive the latest announcements, events, resources, and more
– Access to a dedicated Slack workspace where you can find tips from Call for Code mentors to help accelerate app development

Step 2: Access the resources

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Step 3: Get connected

Whether you want to find teammates, meet experts, ask questions, or meet other tech for good developers from around the world, there’s a community for you. Be sure to join the Call for Code Slack channel to get access to mentors and receive the latest updates.

Please note: Before you begin the challenge, it is required that all participants join the community.

Step 4: Submit your solution

When you’re ready to submit your open source solution, visit to:

  1. Provide a link to a public source code repository on GitHub
  2. Include a 3-minute demo video

After your solution is submitted, you’re done.
Your solution is officially in the running for a chance to win $200,000 USD and support in setting up your team as a startup.

2021 Call for Code Global Challenge timeline

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