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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.
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Call for Code Offers Chance to Win $200,000 and Tackle Natural Disasters

September 6, 2018

We know all too well the incredible power of weather and its potential to leave a lasting, devastating impact. It can feel like a non-stop cycle of anticipation, preparation and, ultimately, exhaustion. That’s why this new project, Call for Code, was born, along with a grand prize of $200,000.

IBM Calls for Code and Relief for Puerto Rico

September 4, 2018

The program addresses the devastation caused by fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes. It benefits its charitable partners, which are the United Nations Human Rights and the American Red Cross.

Using Technology to Save Lives and Solve Societal Problems with host Keith Koo and Special Guest Bob Lord, Chief Digital Officer of IBM

August 31, 2018

On this week’s Silicon Valley Insider, host Keith Koo is reporting onsite at the Call For Code event at 42-Silicon Valley with the City of Fremont, CA, IBM & Tulip Industries.

Call for Code asks developers worldwide to collaborate on solutions to save lives

August 29, 2018

In an effort to help the communities of the world be better prepared to handle these tough situations, David Clark Cause launched Call for Code along with IBM as the founding partner.

Eclipse Foundation joins Call for Code

August 29, 2018

The Eclipse Foundation, a platform for open collaboration and innovation, has become the latest organisation to join the Call for Code Global initiative.

Code for Kerala: KSUM Joins Hands with IBM, NASSCOM

August 29, 2018

In a unique initiative to create solutions to mitigate the fallout of natural disasters by improving preparedness for relief operations, the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) has planned a two-day hackathon from September 7 here for social good.

IBM partners with Indian tech firms for solutions to tackle natural disasters

August 29, 2018

IBM today said it has partnered with a host of organisations, including Invest India, Wipro, and IT body Nasscom for its ‘Call for Code’ initiative that aims to build global solutions for disaster management.

Call for Code campaign tops Social Voice of 908 Million People in support of Natural Disaster Preparedness & Relief

August 20, 2018

On World Humanitarian Day, Celebrities that include Ellen DeGeneres,Justin Bieber, Trevor Noah, Pierce Brosnan, Kesha, Ryan Seacrest, Alyssa Milano, Joe Jonas, Luke Bryan, Trisha Yearwood, Marcia Gay Harden, Gisele Bundchen, Jared Leto, Cyndi Lauper, Nicole Scherzinger, and more, lent their social voices to support United Nations Human Rights, the American Red Cross and First Responders.

Persistent Systems to host 12-hour hackathon under IBM’s Call for Code initiative

August 19, 2018

Indian IT firm Persistent Systems and IBM will host a 12-hour hackathon on August 24 as part of the US-based company’s ‘Call for Code’ programme which aims to build global solutions for disaster management. Persistent, which is one of the partners for the programme, will conduct the hackathon at its offices in Pune, Nagpur and Goa.

Justin Bieber, Kesha & More Stars to Support World Humanitarian Day

August 16, 2018

To show support, Hollywood’s finest, as well as dignitaries and social advocates are helping spread the word to support the brave efforts of humanitarians by participating in the #CallforCode global social campaign, which helps people prepare for and recover from natural disasters.

7 Caribbean Countries Submitted Entries To Answer The Global Call For Code

August 14, 2018

Caribbean developers from Antigua and Barbuda, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago have submitted 100+ entries that would use cloud, data, AI, and blockchain technologies to create systems that allow for better responses to natural disasters around the globe.

Casa llena en el reto Call for Code de IBM

August 4, 2018

Cerca de 200 desarrolladores, emprendedores y estudiantes compiten desde ayer hasta hoy en el reto de desarrollo Call for Code de IBM, que se lleva a cabo en el espacio de cotrabajo Engine-4 en Bayamón.

IBM teams up with humanitarian consultants to support disaster relief

July 20, 2018

The impact of natural disasters is growing every year, making their prediction, prevention, mitigation and recovery even more difficult.

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