Call for Code 2019 Developer Challenge

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 Call for Code 2019 Developer Challenge: The Call for Code Global Initiative rallies developers 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.

Application Deadline: 29th July 2019 at 11:59 PM PT.
Eligible Countries: All

About the Award: Developers have revolutionized the way people live and interact with virtually everyone and everything. Where most people see challenges, developers see possibilities. That’s why David Clark Cause launched Call for Code in 2018 alongside Founding Partner IBM. This multi-year global initiative is a rallying cry to developers to use their skills and mastery of the latest technologies, and to create new ones, to drive positive and long-lasting change across the world with their code.

The second annual Call for Code Challenge theme is natural disaster preparedness and relief in the context of community health and well-being.

Building on the success of the 2018 competition, the 2019 Call for Code Global Challenge again asks developers to create solutions that significantly improve preparedness for natural disasters and accelerate relief when they hit. We call on developers to create practical, effective, and high-quality applications based on cloud, data, and artificial intelligence that can have both an immediate and lasting impact.

The initiative has the support from an ecosystem comprised of a cross-section of experts, humanitarian and international organizations, including the United Nations Human Rights Office and the American Red Cross who will benefit from the second annual Call for Code Global Prize Event & Concert in October when judging is complete.

Type: Contest

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 Call for Code 2019 Developer Challenge Eligibility:
  • Submissions must use one or more IBM Cloud services or IBM Systems. Use of sponsor or affiliate APIs and open source libraries is also encouraged.
  • Teams of up to five (5) participants, each at least 18 years old, are allowed.
  • A participant may not be part of multiple teams.
  • All team members must have accept the Participation Agreement at the time they submit to be eligible.
  • Applications must be new and built for the 2019 competition, but they may use code that was open sourced and publicly available to all other participants as of February 12, 2019.
  • Winning teams will be subject to a code review after submissions close.
  • Overall rights of first refusal to invest in projects will be outlined in the Participant Agreement.
Value and Number of Awards:
  • One team will win the second annual Call for Code Global Prize, supported by the United Nations Human Rights Office and the American Red Cross.
  • The winner and runners up will also earn several other awards that foster adoption of their application as an open source project through the The Linux Foundation to scale its impact and accelerate its deployment in areas of greatest need.
  • In addition, the grand prize winner will have an opportunity to meet mentors and investors to discuss potential funding for the idea and they will receive deployment consultation through the IBM Corporate Service Corps.
Grand Prize
  • $200,000 USD cash prize
  • Invitation to the Call for Code Global Prize Celebration
  • Long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation
  • Opportunity for mentorship and investment in the solution
  • Offer to deploy the solution with IBM Corporate Service Corps
First and Second Runner Up
  • $25,000 USD cash prize for each team
  • Invitation to the Call for Code Global Prize Celebration
  • Long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation
Third and Fourth Runner up
  • $10,000 USD cash prize for each team
  • Long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation
Duration of Programme: 
  • Initial rounds of judging – August
    Semi-finalists will be judged by leaders from IBM, DCC, the United Nations Human Rights Office, the American Red Cross, and other Affiliates.
  • The final round of judging ends – September
    Finalists will be selected by the jury of eminent judges. This round will rank the 5 overall winning teams of the competition.
  • Winners are announced – October
    The 2019 Call for Code Global Prize winner will be announced at a celebration and benefit concert.

How to Apply for the Call for Code 2019 Developer Challenge: In order to submit, you must accept the 2019 Participation Agreement. You may edit and resubmit your solution up until the July 29 deadline.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage (see link below) before applying
  • GOODLUCK!

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