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Kenji Kato, a participant in the 42 School Call for Code hackathon in May, was awarded first place for his IoT weather station. The size of an oversized tent spike, this device can be used by firefighters to measure wind direction, temperature and barometric pressure. This information can help first responders accurately track the movements of a wildfire and respond more effectively. Kato’s idea is in the running for the 2019 Call for Code global grand prize, which includes $200,000 USD and deployment support from IBM and partners.