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How to Quickly Build Solutions that Fight Back

April 16, 2020 9:30 am PDT

In a very short period of time, COVID-19 has brought modern life to a screeching halt, disrupting our healthcare, education and economic systems. But we can fight back – with technology. 

The 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge has expanded to take on COVID-19 in addition to climate change.  Come learn how open source technology can help combat the impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic, from improving crisis communications to fostering remote learning and community cooperation.

Some developers may know what they want to build for Call for Code, but for those who don’t, there are starter kits.  In this webinar we will be presenting the Crisis Communication starter kit to help you understand the scope of the problem and start building applications tied to easy-to-understand use cases in a matter of minutes using services on the IBM Cloud 

πŸŽ“ Learning Outcomes

In this 2-part series you will learn about Call for Code 2020 and how you can help fight COVID-19. Then each session will focus on specific areas and starter kits to help you build solutions faster. 

Learn about why you should participate in Call for Code 2020
Learn from experts on how to use technology such as IBM Watson Assistant, IBM Watson Discovery, Serverless Cloud functions on IBM Cloud
April 16 session – Remote Education & Community Cooperation

Learn how to enable educators to more easily make content available for their students during the COVID-19 pandemic
Learn about community cooperation starter kit and learn how to create a mobile application, along with server-side components, that enables developers to build community cooperation apps that address local needs for critical resources like food and equipment
April 20 session – Crisis Communication

Learn more about how you can create a Crisis Communication bot to help people cope with a pandemic like COVID-19

πŸ‘©‍πŸ’» πŸ‘¨πŸΌ‍πŸ’» Speakers 

April 16

Jody Burks (@JodyBurksPhD) Developer Advocate at IBM
Derek Teay (@derekteay) is Lead Developer Advocate – Call for Code, Code and Response, and Strategic Projects at IBM
Henry Nash (@henrynash) Developer Advocate at IBM
Va Barbosa (@vabarbosa) Developer Advocate IBM
April 20

John Walicki (@johnwalicki) the CTO for Edge/IoT Developer Advocacy at IBM
Pooja Mistry (@poojamakes) is a Developer Advocate for IBM Cloud
Daniel Krook (@DanielKrook) is the Chief Technology Officer of Call for Code
Upkar Lidder (@lidderupk) Developer Advocate at IBM

πŸ™ŒπŸ» Call for Code

Want to put your tech skills to good use during this time of Quarantine? Participate in “Call for Code” Global Hackathon and get a chance to win up to $200,000 to bring your idea to life by helping us solve the most challenging problems of society right now: COVID-19 and Climate Change.

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Check out the resources & starter kits to kick-off your solution: