Call For Code

FINAL CALL FOR CODE VIRTUAL HACKATHON

Thank you all for participating in the final Call for Code Virtual Hackathon. Find the replay on Twitch. There’s still time to participate in the Global Challenge so continue building and submit your application by September 28th.

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HACKATHON SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (check back for additional content to cover 24 hours)

Friday, September 14th
12:00 AM ET Will you answer the Call for Code?
Call for Code: Technical Overview
Trevor Riggen, (American Red Cross)
Brad Kieserman (American Red Cross)
Laurent Sauveur (UN Human Rights)
Trishan de Lanerolle (Linux Foundation)
Ben Narasin on resilient entrepreneurship
1:00 AM ET Eclipse community joins the call
Solve natural disaster challenges with code
Collect and analyze device sensor data to take action
2:00 AM ET Challenges faced after hurricanes in Puerto Rico
Use machine learning, deep learning, and visual recognition
Machine learning’s potential in geoscience modeling
3:00 AM ET Improve logistics based on traffic and weather activity
Lessons from Puerto Rico after Maria
Understand, analyze, and predict health and nutrition needs
4:00 AM ET Use AI and bots to improve real-time communications
Hear how developers are taking on disaster preparedness
5:00 AM ET Wildfires and geospatial analytics
6:00 AM ET Jody Burks: developer advocate / disaster survivor
7:00 AM ET Java, Tensorflow, Vue.js, and more
8:00 AM ET Cornell hackathon projects
Project Lantern brings connectivity when all else fails
Tech Talk with the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center
Developer Luis Diaz on his SmartSupply solution
Introducing DroneAid, Puerto Rico hackathon winner
Innovating for recovery and preparedness after Maria
Luis Arocho on communication priorities
Joshua Carr on why code patterns matter
9:00 AM ET Understanding Storm Surge with Jamie Rhome, National Hurricane Center
Disaster planning for tsunamis and other rare but devastating events
Understanding Wildfires with Geoffrey Blackshire, Palo Alto Fire Department
Challenges in earthquake response with Ken Dueker
Understanding natural disaster response with Palo Alto Police Department
10:00 AM ET LIVE: Lauren Jarmusz, PT, DPT,OCS, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center
Leveraging transformative Blockchain to solve challenges in healthcare
LIVE: Radhika Iyengar-Emens
Managing Partner, STARCHAIN VENTURES, Blockchain focused VC Fund
Managing Partner, DOUBLE NOVA GROUP, Blockchain Strategy and Advisory
LIVE: Hands on with Blockchain, Dave Wakeman, Blockchain Technical Leader
11:00 AM ET LIVE: Mitch Mason – Watson Assistant
12:00 PM ET LIVE: John Zaccone – 12-factor apps with Containers on Kubernetes
1:00 PM ET LIVE: Nick Acosta – Deep Learning
2:00 PM ET Will you answer the Call for Code?
Call for Code: Technical Overview
Trevor Riggen, (American Red Cross)
Brad Kieserman (American Red Cross)
Laurent Sauveur (UN Human Rights)
Trishan de Lanerolle (Linux Foundation)
Ben Narasin on resilient entrepreneurship
3:00 PM ET Eclipse community joins the call
Solve natural disaster challenges with code
Collect and analyze device sensor data to take action
4:00 PM ET Challenges faced after hurricanes in Puerto Rico
Use machine learning, deep learning, and visual recognition
Machine learning’s potential in geoscience modeling
5:00 PM ET Improve logistics based on traffic and weather activity
Lessons from Puerto Rico after Maria
Understand, analyze, and predict health and nutrition needs
6:00 PM ET Use AI and bots to improve real-time communications
Hear how developers are taking on disaster preparedness
7:00 PM ET Wildfires and geospatial analytics
8:00 PM ET Jody Burks: developer advocate / disaster survivor
9:00 PM ET Java, Tensorflow, Vue.js, and more
10:00 PM ET Cornell hackathon projects
Project Lantern brings connectivity when all else fails
Tech Talk with the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center
Developer Luis Diaz on his SmartSupply solution
Introducing DroneAid, Puerto Rico hackathon winner
Innovating for recovery and preparedness after Maria
Luis Arocho on communication priorities
Joshua Carr on why code patterns matter
11:00 PM ET Understanding Storm Surge with Jamie Rhome, National Hurricane Center
Disaster planning for tsunamis and other rare but devastating events
Understanding Wildfires with Geoffrey Blackshire, Palo Alto Fire Department
Challenges in earthquake response with Ken Dueker
Understanding natural disaster response with Palo Alto Police Department

Answer the Call for Code

Were you one of 2.5 billion people directly impacted by natural disasters since 2000? Ever wish you had the technology to better prepare in advance and recover more quickly? Have an idea for an application that might make a difference ahead of a future crisis?

If so, we call on you to invest a few hours to brainstorm, plan, start developing, or finish up and submit a natural disaster preparedness application during a special Call for Code Virtual Hackathon that begins Friday, September 14th at 12am ET and runs until 12am ET Saturday, September 15th.

Call for Code is more than a global challenge, it’s YOUR opportunity to make a lasting change for social good. Unlike other hackathons, the code is just the beginning.

Kick start your submission

  • Access to a dedicated #virtual-hackathon Slack channel to find help and collaborate with teammates.
  • Four hours of streaming video to start quickly, including IBM Cloud tech talks and demos.
  • Background info about real natural disaster challenges to make sure you’re building an application that matters.
  • Build the foundation of your world-changing application and have a shot to win one of the Call for Code Challenge prizes.
Your opportunity doesn’t end on September 15th. You can continue to build your applications until September 28th when the Call for Code Challenge ends.

GET STARTED

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REGISTER FOR THE CHALLENGE

Learn about the competition scope, prizes, rules, and schedule

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SIGN UP FOR AN IBM ACCOUNT

Get an IBM Cloud account granting free tier access plus $200 credit

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START BUILDING WITH CODE

Use Code Patterns in six tech areas to inspire your submission

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ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY

Meet advocates, brainstorm ideas, find a team, hear about updates

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SUBMIT YOUR SOLUTION

Describe your app, name your team, link to your code and demo