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Call for Code 2018 winners

Commit to the Cause. Push for Change. Answer the Call.

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 is launching Call for Code 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. The inaugural Call for Code Challenge theme is Natural Disaster Preparedness and Relief.

Aiming for the largest mobilization of developers in the world

For 2018, the Call for Code Global Challenge asks developers to create solutions that significantly improve preparedness for natural disasters and relief when they hit. This competition is the first of its kind at this scale, encouraging developers who want to pay their skills forward for a specific mission to alleviate human suffering.

The initiative has the support from a cross-section of experts, humanitarian and international organizations, including the United Nations Human Rights Office and the American Red Cross’ International team who will benefit from the inaugural Call for Code Global Prize Event & Concert being held on October 29th at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.

natural disasters

are among the world's
greatest challenges

2.5 billion people

affected since 2000

$1.5 trillion

economic impact
since 2003

240% increase

over the past 30 years

Technology and those who wield it, can fundamentally change the world

How would


David Clark Cause is a global leader in creating Cause Brands and purpose-driven initiatives that both inspire and endure. For over two decades, founder David Clark has leveraged the iconic stature and cultural currency of world-renowned individuals and organizations to build successful Cause Brands that have raised millions of dollars and unprecedented awareness for some of the greatest causes of our time.

Founding Partner

IBM is a leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. With Watson, the AI platform for business, powered by data, we are building industry-based solutions to real-world problems.