Call for Code- On Demand: Climate Change – IBM Developer

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Address the impact of climate change

You have the skills to help halt and reverse the impact of climate change. From using IoT sensor data to optimize crop irrigation to building an AI-based app to prepare communities for floods, learn the power of open development in the cloud. Through these on-demand sessions, you will understand how to rapidly turn your idea into a Call for Code solution. Submit by July 31, 2020, for a chance to win $200K.

On-demand session schedule

Get hands-on experience in this free event, whether that's using React for building user interfaces or Watson Assistant for infusing voice into your apps. Learn the value of being open by design to accelerate innovation with open source components. Sign up for a free IBM Cloud account and accept the challenge to make the most of this conference.

Day 1: June 5, 2020

  • Speakers: Daniel KrookLaurent Sauver 

    Learn how you can help halt and reverse the impact of climate change by building a solution for the Call for Code 2020 Global Challenge. Hear how Call for Code aligns with the United Nations’ 75th anniversary global conversation on urgent issues, and innovate with the latest technology to address energy sustainability, water sustainability, or disaster resiliency.

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  • Speakers: Binu MidhunDr. Mark MeiklejohnHenry Nash

    Understand the link between energy consumption and climate change, and how you can speed development of your Call for Code solution with the energy sustainability starter kit. Learn to provision a prototype Climate Impact Rating System that supports consumer APIs, with a basic architecture on which you can build additional climate rating components.

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  • Speakers: Anthony PrainoBrian InnesJohn WalickiSusan Mailaka

    Learn how the global climate crisis is inextricably linked to water, understand technology use cases, and get an introduction to the idea in the water sustainability starter kit to boost your Call for Code solution. 

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  • Speakers: Brian InnesJohn Walicki

    Jump-start your Call for Code water solution with these hands-on demos. You will see how to analyze local weather data and display it using a personal weather station, Node-RED, The Weather Company APIs, and the node-red-contrib-twc-weather nodes.

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  • Speakers: Joshua ZhengRaymond Camdenva Barbosa

    Understand the connection between climate change and disasters and how technology can help society become more resilient to disasters. Boost your Call for Code solution with the resources in the disaster resiliency starter kit. Our experts will show you how to build an application that may help communities better prepare for and respond to floods, using IBM Data and AI offerings with HERE Technologies’ Location Services

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  • Speakers: Daniel Krook

    Now that you have the tools to start building your Call for Code solution, get tips on how to make your Call for Code submission stand out from the crowd. Your goal is to have a sustainable open source project that can be deployed quickly and scaled around the world. Be ready to submit by July  31, 2020, for a chance to win $200, 000 USD.  

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  • Speakers: Adam KlodnerCora BritoNelson MedinaPedro Cruz

    How can AI be used to fight the impacts of climate change and COVID-19? How can a chatbot help us to intelligently respond to disasters and crises? IntelePeer, a Call for Code supporter, delivers an omnichannel communications platform as a service (CPaaS) built for the enterprise. Take a look at how IntelePeer's voice, messaging, ready-to-use applications, open APIs, and real-time analytics are powering communications-enabled workflows that improve disaster response.

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  • Speakers: Adam McDanielJohn Walicki

    The Weather Company® has opened Weather Data APIs to developers who are participating in the Call for Code Global Challenge. See how to use them to build your solution. 

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  • Speakers: Binu MidhunJohn Walicki

    See how to use The Weather Company®  APIs, USGS watershed and river APIs,  water quality reports and other resources to create a water quality dashboard for Call for Code.

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Meet the speakers

We've assembled the best technical leaders across IBM to share their expertise and creativity so you can understand the scope of the problem and start building your Call for Code climate change solution quickly.

  • Adam Klodner

    VP, Applications Development

  • Adam McDaniel

    Head of Engineering, The Weather Company

  • Anthony Praino

    Chief Engineer and Meteorologist, IBM Research

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  • Binu Midhun

    IBM Developer Advocate

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  • Brian Innes

    IBM Developer Advocate

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  • Cora Brito

    Implementation Engineer

  • Daniel Krook

    CTO, Call for Code

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  • Dr. Mark Meiklejohn

    Senior Software Engineer, JP Morgan

  • Henry Nash

    IBM Developer Advocate

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About Call for Code

Find out how your code could actually see deployment in the communities that need it the most. The 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge asks you, the developer or problem solver, to fight back against COVID-19 or climate change with the solution you build.

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