Code and Response

Deploying and implementing open source technologies to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges today

How will your code change the world?

IBM launched the Code and Response initiative in 2019, based on the overwhelming response to Call for Code and the desire to create a framework for putting top coding challenge projects into action. 

This four-year, $25 million initiative engages the external community and IBMers across the globe to build, fortify, test, and launch open technology solutions that help communities needing critical aid.

As a launching point for open source programs like Call for Code and Clinton Global Initiative University, Code and Response will support the entire process of creating solutions for those most in need.

Do you have big ideas that can create big change?


The 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge is unlike any hackathon you've ever seen. Now in its third year, this is a challenge for you to create a solution built on open source tech to address COVID-19 or climate change. 

For coding ideas or to explore other open technologies, visit the Call for Code technical library for tutorials, code patterns, and other helpful tips. Your Call for Code submission could win a chance to be deployed in the field with Code and Response.

Learn about Code and Response coding challenge initiatives

Call for Code

The Call for Code Global Initiative challenges developers, data scientists, and subject matter experts around the world to create sustainable and scalable open source technologies via the power of cloud, AI, and IoT technologies.

Clinton Global Initiative University

Clinton Global Initiative University in partnership with IBM commits to inspiring university students to harness modern, emerging and open source technologies to develop solutions for disaster response and resilience challenges.

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