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Deadline: July 29, 2019 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
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Eligibility: All developers, designers, and entrepreneurs who are over the age of 18 or the age of majority in their jurisdiction, whichever is greater. Employees of IBM and DCC are not eligible to participate.

Call for Code Challenge 2019

Over 100,000 developers from 156 nations competed in the Call for Code 2018 Challenge and built over 2,500 applications to reduce the impact of natural disasters through technology. Over 60 organizations also lent their expertise and amplified the Call as supporters last year.

The winner of the first Call for Code Global Award received $200,000, open source project support from The Linux Foundation, an introduction to a venture capital firm, and piloted their solution in Puerto Rico through the IBM Code and Response™ initiative.

This year, it’s your turn

The Call for Code Global Initiative 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 2019 Global Challenge 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.

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.

Will you answer the Call in 2019?

Developers have revolutionized the way people live and interact with virtually everyone and everything. Where most people see challenges, developers see possibilities.

That’s why David Clark Cause launched Call for Code in 2018 alongside Founding Partner IBM. This multi-year global initiative is a rallying cry to developers to use their skills and mastery of the latest technologies, and to create new ones, to drive positive and long-lasting change across the world with their code.

he second annual Call for Code Challenge theme is natural disaster preparedness and relief in the context of community health and well-being.

Aiming for the largest mobilization of developers in the world

Building on the success of the 2018 competition, the 2019 Call for Code Global Challenge again asks developers to create solutions that significantly improve preparedness for natural disasters and accelerate relief when they hit.

We call on developers to create practical, effective, and high-quality applications based on cloud, data, and artificial intelligence that can have both an immediate and lasting impact.

The initiative has the support from an ecosystem comprised of a cross-section of experts, humanitarian and international organizations, including the United Nations Human Rights Office and the American Red Cross who will benefit from the second annual Call for Code Global Prize Event & Concert in October when judging is complete.

Interested in applying for the Call for Code Challenge 2019? Register your participation by following the application link and taking the suggested steps.


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