Code and Response

Creating and deploying open source technologies to tackle some of the world's biggest challenges

How will your code change the world?

To facilitate the development and launch of innovative, life-changing open technology, IBM has created Code and Response.

This $25 million, four-year initiative will build, fortify, test, and launch open technology solutions that help communities needing critical aid. Our focus for 2019 is Disaster Preparation and Recovery, with an emphasis on health and wellness.

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.

Building Resilience


IBM will mobilize developers in a global hackathon in May to create technology-driven solutions to make iconic buildings safer and more resilient. Learn more

Learn about the coding challenge initiatives

Call for Code

Call for Code unites developers and data scientists around the world to create sustainable, scalable, and life-saving open source technologies via the power of Cloud, AI, blockchain 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.

Do you have big ideas that can create big change?


Call for Code is seeking solutions for this year’s challenge. Head to the 2019 Challenge Experience and join. You may even see your open source idea implemented through the Code and Response program!

The 2018 Call for Code Challenge winner Project Owl successfully pilots its solution

With support of the IBM Code and Response™ initiative, Project Owl recently tested its a two-part hardware/software solution in Puerto Rico, where communities are still recovering from Hurricane Maria.

OWL creates an offline communication infrastructure during natural disasters, giving those in need a simple and reliable interface to request assistance from authorities. Watch this video for a behind-the-scenes look at Project Owl's pilot and see how code is turned into community action.