Call for Code Daily: Problem solvers are fighting back and how you can get involved, too
Check out the weekly recap of stories covering open source projects, and all the information you need to join in on Grillo's OpenEEW project now.
The power of Call for Code® is in the global community that we have built around this major #TechforGood initiative. Whether it is the deployments that are underway across pivotal projects, developers leveraging the starter kits in the cloud, or ecosystem partners joining the fight, everyone has a story to tell. Call for Code Daily highlights all the amazing #TechforGood stories taking place around the world. Every day, you can count on us to share these stories with you. Check out the stories from the week of August 17th:
Tech solutions take flight
Jil Christensen, a pianist who composes experimental electronic music, has always been resourceful. She put herself through Bard College, at one point sleeping in a tent because it was all she could afford. Until two years ago, though, she had never jumped into relief efforts during hurricanes, or been part of an organized nonprofit. Read more.
A team from UAE, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia answer the call with AI
The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a dire need for research efforts in the medical field during these times to come up with solutions to understand COVID-19, how to treat patients, and develop vaccines. Due to the rapid acceleration in new coronavirus literature, it has become difficult for the medical research community to keep up. Read more.
A European team connects crisis volunteers to survivors in need through Voluntree
The period after a natural disaster is an overwhelming time fraught with mounting problems to solve. Emergency response and local governments tend to prioritize their efforts, resolving severe and widespread issues first. This is fundamental to community recovery, but it leaves people with less-than-severe needs waiting on help for far longer than is necessary or even safe. Read more.
Project DyCE innovates remote learning
We live in a digital era that continues to redefine user experiences. Whether it is 5G transforming the mobile landscape, VR bringing imagination to life, or video game graphics becoming better than the real thing — technology continues to captivate our attention. As innovation continues to trek on to new horizons, some industries can pay the price for being laggards in this arena. Read more.
ICYMI: Call for Code Live Recording: Build Node-RED dashboards using earthquake sensor data
Utilizing a variety of technologies to build the affordable hardware-software solution known as Grillo or “cricket”, the team is now backed by The Linux Foundation and IBM, and open sourced the Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) system project that needs your contributions. Read more.