2020 Call for Code Global Challenge: Build Solutions for COVID-19 and Climate Change

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Deadline: 27 April 2020

The 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge has expanded its focus to tackle the effects of COVID-19. Technology solutions can help reduce the impact this pandemic has on our daily lives and the world.

COVID-19, which is caused by the novel coronavirus, has revealed the limits of the systems they take for granted in a very short period of time. Whether it’s the massive increase in demand for information during a time of crisis, educating children when schools are closed, or helping communities best distribute limited resources, technology has a pivotal role to play. Through Call for Code, you can see your idea deployed by a global partner ecosystem.

Call for Code asks innovators to create practical, effective, and high-quality applications based on one or more IBM Cloud™ services (for example, web, mobile, data, analytics, AI, IoT, or weather) that can have an immediate and lasting impact on humanitarian issues. Teams of developers, data scientists, designers, business analysts, subject matter experts and more are challenged to build solutions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and climate change.

This year the competition will have two tracks. One track is for solutions that help halt and reverse the impact of climate change. The second track is for solutions to mitigate the impact of global pandemics like COVID-19 on communities around the world. Winning solutions are deployed in communities that need the most help.

Prize Information

  • Grand prize winner
    • $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
    • Invitation to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement
    • Open-source project support from The Linux Foundation
  • The third and fourth runner up
    • $10,000 USD cash prize
    • Invitation to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement
    • Open-source project support from The Linux Foundation

Criteria

  • 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, DCC, and governmental agencies are not eligible to participate.
  • All participants must accept the terms of the Participation Agreement upon submission.

For more information, visit https://developer.ibm.com/callforcode/getstarted/covid-19/

Source: FundsForNGO

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