Call for Code Global Initiative Includes COVID-19

Call for Code Global Initiative Includes COVID-19

The Call for Code Global Initiative was created in 2018 by David Clark Cause with founding partner IBM, and in partnership with the United Nations and the Linux Foundation.

This global initiative rallies developers, visionaries, and problem solvers 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. Call for Code focuses on a new theme each year. This year, the competition has two tracks: One track is for solutions that help halt and reverse the impact of climate change; and the second track is for solutions to mitigate the impact of global pandemics like COVID-19 on communities around the world.

Teams of up to five participants, each at least 18 years old, are able to compete. A participant may not be part of multiple teams.

The Grand prize winner will receive a cash prize of $200,000, with first and second runners up receiving $25,000.

The deadline to submit a solution for the 2020 Call for Code competition is 31 July 2020.

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