Starter kits

Some developers know what they want to build for Call for Code, but for those who don't, there are starter kits. These quick-start guides help developers understand the scope of the problems and start building applications tied to easy-to-understand use cases in a matter of minutes.

Background image: starter kit innovators

 Palais Wilson, Genève, Switzerland

Meet the innovators

Recently, a group of experts met in Geneva to develop these templates to help your team get started on your ideas.

Antoine Marin,
NearForm

Amanda Kron,
UN Human Rights

Jochen Bertels,
Johnson & Johnson

David Zervaas,
UN Disaster Risk Reduction

Mark Meiklejohn,
JP Morgan Chase

Laurent Sauveur,
UN Human Rights

A special thanks to the innovators behind these starter kits:

Expert contributor

Technologist

Vincent Batts,
Red Hat

Scott Sewell,
Unity

Roberto Mosqueda,
Persistent Systems

Markus Eisele,
Red Hat

Adam Fysh,
UN Disaster Risk Reduction

Background image: starter kit innovators

 Palais Wilson, Genève, Switzerland

Meet the innovators

Recently, a group of experts met in Geneva to develop these templates to help your team get started on your ideas.

A special thanks to the innovators behind these starter kits:

Expert contriubtor

Technologist

Antoine Marin,
NearForm

Jochen Bertels,
JNJ

Mark Meiklejohn,
JP Morgan Chase

Markus Eisele,
Red Hat

Roberto Mosqueda,
Persistent Systems

Scott Sewell,
Unity

Vincent Batts,
Red Hat

Amanda Kron,
UN Human Rights

David Zervaas,
UN Disaster Risk Reduction

Laurent Sauveur,
UN Human Rights

Adam Fysh,
UN Disaster Risk Reduction

Overview

Why focus on climate change?

Simply put, climate change has the potential to impact every human, every industry and every living organism on the planet. It sounds extreme because it is. Exhaustive research has confirmed changing weather patterns, rapidly rising sea levels, and extreme weather events proliferating around the world.

9.8 Billion

By 2050, the global population will reach 9.8B people exerting further pressure on the earth's resources.

3-5 Degrees

By the year 2100, global temperatures could increase 3-5 degrees Celsius (5.4-9.0 degrees Fahrenheit)

Why is this important?

This trend will not change without action. IBM believes that technology can help reverse these trends and help communities address the impact in tangible ways. As the founding partner of the Call for Code Global Initiative, IBM aims to take this a step further.

"The climate crisis is caused by us - and the solutions must come from us. We have the tools: technology is on our side."

– UN Secretary-General António Guterres