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Call for Code: Honoring Everyday Heroes Challenge

November 2, 2021 1:00 pm MST

Use technology to solve the world’s biggest problems


The challenge: Discover and develop innovative solutions to assist our everyday heroes through technology and improve lives around the world. 

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The recent pandemic has highlighted the often unsung heroes who serve us. Whether its the trusted doctor who provides the annual check-up, your child’s favorite mathematics teacher, or the driver delivering your weekly groceries: service is essential to our lives. As we all navigate our own versions of life in this new normal, it’s critical to acknowledge the strain experienced by those fulfilling our everyday needs – the everyday heroes. 


Technology can solve the world’s biggest problems, and it has an integral role to play in bringing support to everyday heroes in a variety of ways. You can join the Call for Code community in contributing to the cause. IBM and Samsung have teamed up to deliver Call for Code: Honoring Everyday Heroes – a challenge that encourages developers and problem solvers around the world to build solutions for everyday heroes.


You have the opportunity to build your skills and gain experience with industry-leading open hybrid cloud technologies and Weather Company data while leveraging Samsung hardware devices. For this challenge submissions  must be able to run on a Samsung tablet, ruggedized smartphone, and/or wearable device and make use of one or more IBM open hybrid cloud technologies including IBM Cloud and IBM Watson. Participants will also have access to Samsung toolkits, as well as data from The Weather Company. 
Full criteria is here: All Submissions must make use of one or more IBM Cloud services or IBM Systems (using public, private, or hybrid models) and must be able to run on a Samsung hardware (wearable device, tablet or smartphone) to be eligible for Prizes.


Submissions are evaluated by a judging panel from IBM and Samsung, and the winning team will receive:

  • $15k USD (divided equally among the team) 
  • Galaxy Z Fold3 (one for each team member)
  • Deployment support from IBM & Samsung Electronics to bring the solution to life

Be sure to attend the following live events and workshops to ensure your solution has the greatest shot at success:  

Tuesday, November 2, 5pm UTC: KickOff Event
Thursday, November 4, 5pm UTC: IBM Cloud / Watson AI
Tuesday, November 9, 5pm UTC: Samsung Tech Talk – Samsung Knox SDK / Samsung Toolkit
Thursday, November 11, 5pm UTC: The Weather Company – Weather APIs
Tuesday, November 16, 5pm UTC: Office Hours
Thursday, November 18, 5pm UTC: How to Submit your project / Office Hours
Saturday, November 20: Submission deadline


Now, more than ever, it’s time to help those who help us. 

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