Call for Code Daily: Kode With Klossy, intern innovation, & mental health
Check out the weekly recap of stories covering open source projects, and how problem solvers are answering the call.
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 September 7th:
Interns turn their passion into purpose to achieve a cleaner environment
Innovation can come from anywhere. From an impassioned group of teenagers who looked to provide an outlet to combat the boredom of quarantine in the kitchen, to a European team who aimed to connect volunteers with those in need during crisis. Having an inventive perspective to tackling problems that effect the masses is a key tenet to using tech for good. Every year, IBM encourages their team of summer interns to feel empowered to strategize, collaborate, and invent new things. Read more.
Kode With Klossy Scholars fight for womxn’s health
Kode With Klossy is an inspiring organization for girls aged 13–18, and an active supporter of Call for Code that affords scholars the opportunity to attend free, 2-week code camps where they learn about the fundamentals of either Web or Mobile App Development. As a part of this experience, teams collaborate and create their respective application in the form of a final project. One final project that stood out for its ingenuity and prospects of making positive societal impact came from Team Womxn’s Health. Read more.
Organizations call on university students and graduate researchers to address mental health in times of crisis
2020 has been nothing short of an everlasting 12th round in a boxing match. As we all await the final bell to sound that signifies the end of this battle, we remain stuck in the corner of the ring — ducking, dodging, and absorbing the barrage of punches being thrown our way, with COVID-19 being the upper cut we didn’t see coming.While many problems stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic are tough to deal with, one in particular that has revealed its prominence is the impact the pandemic has had on mental health. Read more.
ClusterDuck keeps disaster communications afloat
Communication is one of the most essential components to our day-to-day. From keeping in touch with loved ones, catching up on weather reports, to even staying in the loop on worldwide news, we often underestimate the criticality of communications, because of its omnipresence. But what happens when communication suddenly goes awry? What happens when this sudden absence occurs in the midst of a category 5 hurricane? Read more.