2019 Call for Code Global Challenge

The Call for Code Global Challenge calls on you to create practical, effective, and high-quality applications based on cloud, data, and artificial intelligence that can have an immediate and lasting impact on humanitarian issues.

Building on the success of the 2018 competition, the Call for Code Global Challenge 2019 again asks teams of developers, data scientists, designers, business analysts, subject matter experts and more to build solutions that significantly improve preparedness for natural disasters and accelerate relief when they hit.

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This year’s Challenge also introduces an emphasis on individual health and community well-being. This includes solutions that can reduce the risk of disease, improve access to data and the availability of resources, and address the mental health needs of those impacted before, during, and after disasters.

One team will win the second annual Call for Code Global Prize, supported by the United Nations Human Rights Office and the American Red Cross.

The winner and runners up will also earn several other awards that foster adoption of their application as an open source project through The Linux Foundation to scale its impact and accelerate its deployment in areas of greatest need.

In addition, the grand prize winner will have an opportunity to meet mentors and investors to discuss potential funding for the idea and they will receive deployment support through the Code and Response™ initiative from IBM.

Location:

Online

Benefits

  • Grand Prize
    • $200,000 USD cash prize
    • Invitation to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement
    • Open source project support from The Linux Foundation
    • Opportunity for mentorship and investment in the solution
    • Solution implementation support through Code and Response™
  • First and Second Runner-up
    • $25,000 USD cash prize for each team
    • Invitation to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement
    • Open source project support from The Linux Foundation
  • Third and Fourth Runner-up
    • $10,000 USD cash prize for each team
    • Invitation to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement
    • Open source project support from The Linux Foundation

Eligibilities

  • Submissions must use one or more IBM Cloud services or IBM Systems. Use of sponsor or affiliate APIs and open source libraries is also encouraged.
  • Teams of up to five (5) participants, each at least 18 years old, are allowed.
  • A participant may not be part of multiple teams.
  • All team members must have accepted the 2019 Participation Agreement at the time they submit to be eligible.
  • Applications must be new and built for the 2019 competition, but they may use code that was open-sourced and publicly available to all other participants as of February 12, 2019.
  • Winning teams will be subject to a code review after submissions close.
Eligible Regions: Open for All.

Application Process

Apply online through the given link.

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Application Deadline: July 30, 2019 (9 Days Remaining)

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