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Tech for Good Talks – Call for Code Europe Kick-Off event


April 22, 2021 3:00 pm CEST

This series of talks and workshops will help you build and contribute to sustainable, open source technology projects that address social and humanitarian issues.  You can submit your solution to the global Call for Code challenge until July 30th to be in with a chance to win $200,000 USD and receive comprehensive support to see your solution deployed.

Tech for Good Kick-off event

In the first session, we will introduce the latest open source tools and technologies to help you build a tech for good project. Call for Code is the largest tech-for-good challenge of its kind, created by David Clark Cause with Founding Partner IBM, and in partnership with the United Nations Human Rights and The Linux Foundation. 

Join the Call for Code community 

🎓 What you will learn

  • Be inspired by this year’s themes  – Zero Hunger, Clean Water, Responsible Production / Green Consumption  – for the 2021 Call for Code Challenge
  • Find out what it’s like to be part of a winning Call for Code team. Timo Wielink will share his first-hand experience as a member of Project Owl, global Call for Code winner in 2018.
  • Learn about the free technical resources available to you to help you build your project with live demo’s of the starter kits for developers 
  • Connect with IBM Developer advocates such as Glyn Bird, member of the Choirlessteam, finalist of the IBM Call for Code challenge 


👩‍💻 Who should attend?

This session is suitable for all developers and data scientists interested in the tech for good challenge.

🎙️ Speakers

Timo Wielink, Head of Product Development, Project Owl

Glynn Bird, Engineer, IBM

Georges-Henri Moll, Developer Advocate, IBM

Xavier Rey-Robert, Developer Advocate, IBM

Marije Ferwerda, Developer Advocacy Leader, Benelux

Stephanie Cobas-Cleijpool, Developer Outreach

Amsterdam, Netherlands