Call For Code 2019

Developer Challenge

The 2018 Call for Code Challenge has ended.

The 2019 Challenge will be announced soon.

Learn more about the Global Prize winner and four runners up.

The Call for Code Global Initiative is a rallying cry to developers to use their skills and mastery of the latest technologies to drive positive and long-lasting change across the world with their code.

For 2018, the Call for Code Global Challenge asked developers to create solutions that significantly improve preparedness for natural disasters and relief when they hit in order to safeguard the health and well-being of communities.

One team won the first annual Call for Code Global Prize, supported by the United Nations Human Rights Office and the American Red Cross’ International team.

The winner and runners up also earned several other awards that foster adoption of their application as an open source project (through the The Linux Foundation), scale its impact, and accelerate deployment in areas of greatest need (through the IBM Corporate Service Corps). The grand prize winner also has an opportunity to meet with New Enterprise Associates to discuss potential funding for the idea.

Winners were announced at the Call for Code Global Prize Celebration, which benefitted UN Human Rights and the American Red Cross, and was held on October 29th at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.