IBM supported by the United Nations Human Rights Office and the American Red Cross International team invites applications for the Call for Code Global Challenge 2021.

The Call for Code Global Initiative calls on you to create practical, effective, and high-quality applications based on cloud, data, and artificial intelligence that can have an immediate and lasting impact on humanitarian issues.

This year the competition will have two tracks. One track is for solutions that help halt and reverse the impact of climate change. The second track is for solutions to mitigate the impact of global pandemics like COVID-19 on communities around the world. Winning solutions are deployed in communities that need the most help.

Worth of Award

  • $200,000 USD cash prize
  • Invitation to the Call for Code Global Prize Event
  • Long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation
  • VC introduction and pitch opportunity
  • Offer to deploy the solution with IBM Corporate Service Corps

First and second runner up:

  • $25,000 USD cash prize
  • Invitation to the Call for Code Global Prize Event
  • Long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation

Eligibility

  • Open to groups of developers to create solutions that significantly improve preparedness for natural disasters and relief when they hit.
  • To be eligible for the Call for Code Global Award, developers will be required to use IBM Cloud services in their solutions.

Rules

  • All submissions must be deployed and run on the IBM Cloud.
  • All submissions must make use of at least 5 IBM cloud services. Use of sponsor or affiliate APIs is also encouraged.
  • Teams of up to 5 participants are allowed. All team members must have completed the Participation Agreement to compete.
  • A participant may not be part of multiple teams.
  • Teams have full ownership of everything they build and are free to do with it as they wish whether they win or not.
  • Winning teams will be subject to a code-review after submissions close on Aug 31.
  • Overall rights of first refusal to invest in projects will be outlined in Participant Agreement.

How to Apply

  • The Challenge Community is powered by IBM, the Call for Code Founding Partner.
  • By joining the Community you will sign up for an IBM Cloud account that grants access to cloud, data, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technologies that you can use to build your solution.
  • You also gain access to the IBM Coder community where you can learn about creating your submission, finding help, and building a team.

Deadline: All submissions must be submitted by July 31, 2021

Click here for more details and to apply