2018 Call for Code winner pilots mesh network in Puerto Rico
Following a natural disaster, first responders need an effective solution to prioritize relief efforts when connectivity is lost. Project Owl, the Call for Code 2018 winner, addresses this with a network of quickly deployed hotspots that can gather vital information from people in need.
The world is facing unprecedented, interconnected challenges such as COVID-19 and climate change. We believe technology in partnership with a broad ecosystem can help those most in need.
That’s why IBM created Code and Response, a four year, $25 million deployment initiative that puts open source technologies, ideas emerging from coding challenges such as Call for Code, in the communities where they are needed most.