Call For Code



In addition, the company announced a new ‘Call for Code’ initiative that would use cloud, data, AI, and blockchain technologies to create systems that allow for better responses to natural disasters around the globe. Rometty said IBM would spend $30 million over five years to rally developers around this initiative.

IBM is an acknowledged leader in the use of blockchain for financial and enterprise reasons, and its Watson AI services are popular in certain areas like health care. So making these technologies available, along with the $30 million pledge, encourages coders to gain experience with IBM’s tech, while also serving a cause.
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“We cannot attempt to prevent earthquakes from happening or prevent hurricanes from happening around the globe,” said Bob Lord, IBM’s chief digital officer, who dropped by Fortune’s offices to discuss the new program. “But what we can do is unleash our tools and other tools so developers can help geographic regions get prepared for those natural disasters that happen.”

From today until August 31, Argentine and world developers can participate in Call for Code, an initiative to create applications that mitigate risk in environmental disasters and help citizens recover as quickly as possible.
La Nacion (Argentina)

IBM looking for developers to help prepare for natural disaster

July 17, 2018

Calling all Austin techies! IBM is looking for developers to create apps to help before, during or after a natural disaster.

Coders called upon to ‘hack’ natural calamities

July 12, 2018

Initiative aims to get coders to focus on developing solutions that ‘reduce human suffering and the number of people affected by natural disasters’

IBM tackles natural disaster relief as founding partner for Call for Code

July 9, 2018

You never know — one day you may benefit in some way from natural disaster relief that results from this global all-hands-on-deck for coders and friends.

The field guide to aiding in natural disasters and deploying life-saving code

July 5, 2018

I’ve learned most of these tips doing real fieldwork, and I hope more developers will use these insights as motivation to contribute ideas and finished code to the 2018 Call for Code initiative.

IBM’s Call for Code of Cloud, Data, AI, Blockchain for Natural Disaster Relief

June 25, 2018

Its goal is to unite the world’s developers and tap into data and AI, blockchain, cloud and IoT technologies to address social challenges.

Tackling Natural Disasters with Call for Code

June 14, 2018

Though the Call for Code initiative would not stop natural disasters from occurring, its aim is to prepare for and prevent the deadly impacts that come along with such catastrophes.

Call For Code: IBM Invites Blockchain, AI, IoT & Cloud Solutions To Natural Disaster-Related Problems

June 4, 2018

Software Giant IBM Has Committed To Investing $30 Mn In The Call For Code Challenge In The Next Five Years

The first Call for Code Challenge is a contest for apps that do what?

June 1, 2018

The Call for Code Challenge was launched this year by a partnership of David Clark Cause, American Red Cross, the United Nations’ Human Rights Office and IBM.

IBM’s “Call for Code” Contest Aims to Crowdsource Natural Disasters Solutions

May 30, 2018

Contestants will be given access to IBM’s technology and tools, and the company will award a total of $30 million in funding over 5 years to the winning entries.

IBM Pledges $30 Million for Techies to Fight Natural Disasters

May 30, 2018

IBM is partnering with Red Cross, the United Nations’ Human Rights Office, and the Linux Foundation, on the effort.

Imagine that: Technology being used for good

May 25, 2018

This year’s challenge is aimed at creating technology-led solutions to mitigate the impact of natural disasters – with the ultimate goal of saving lives.

Coding for Catastrophe: Contest Seeks Apps to Mitigate Effects of Natural Disasters

May 24, 2018

Got a great idea for an app to help people deal with a natural disaster? Call for Code wants to hear from you.

Call for Code initiative looks to technology for disaster relief

May 24, 2018

The initiative was created by David Clark Cause and is supported by IBM, The Linux Foundation, American Red Cross and United Nations Human Rights Office.

IBM commits $30M for tech to aid natural disaster relief

May 24, 2018

CEO Ginni Rometty has committed IBM technology and $30 million over five years to the Call for Code Global Initiative, an effort to bring startup, academic and enterprise developers together to find better ways to prevent, respond to and recover from natural disasters.

IBM Leads ‘Call for Code’ to Use Cloud, AI for Natural Disaster Relief

May 24, 2018

Call for Code invites developers to create new applications to help communities and people better prepare for natural disasters.

IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster relief

May 24, 2018

IBM, which is working with the United Nations Human Rights Office and the American Red Cross, is pledging $30 million over five years to the program. The money will go toward developer tools, technologies, free code and training with experts.

IBM Leads ‘Call for Code’ to Use Cloud, Data, AI, Blockchain for Natural Disaster Relief

May 24, 2018

$30 million, 5-year IBM investment unites developers to solve pressing social issues; benefits UN Human Rights Office, Red Cross in partnership with Linux Foundation and creator David Clark Cause