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2020 COVID-19 Call for Code Global Challenge

22 mars 2020
31 juillet 2020

Dans le cadre de l’appel au Code Global Challenge COVID-19 de 2020, Call for Code et IBM demandent aux développeurs et aux résolveurs de problèmes de construire des solutions open source pour aider à lutter contre la pandémie en augmentant la sensibilisation par le biais des communications.

In a very short period of time, COVID-19 has brought modern life to a screeching halt, disrupting our healthcare, education and economic systems. But we can fight back – with technology. 

The 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge has expanded to take on COVID-19 in addition to climate change. 

Created by David Clark Cause with Founding Partner IBM, and in partnership with the United Nations Human Rights and The Linux Foundation, Call for Code is the largest tech-for-good challenge of its kind. 

Innovators and problem solvers: join us to create open source solutions that make an immediate and lasting impact. Now, more than ever, is the time to use technology for good.

What is Call for Code?

Call for Code asks innovators to create practical, effective, and high-quality applications based on one or more IBM Cloud™ services (for example, web, mobile, data, analytics, AI, IoT, or weather) that can have an immediate and lasting impact on humanitarian issues. Teams of developers, data scientists, designers, business analysts, subject matter experts and more are challenged to build solutions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and climate change. 

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.

Prizes

Grand prize winner

  • $200,000 USD cash prize
  • Invitation to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement
  • Open source project support from The Linux Foundation
  • Opportunity for mentorship and investment in the solution 
  • Solution implementation support through Code and Response™

First and second runner up

  • $25,000 USD cash prize
  • Invitation to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement
  • Open source project support from The Linux Foundation

Third and fourth runner up

  • $10,000 USD cash prize
  •  Invitation to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement
  •  Open source project support from The Linux Foundation

Challenge timeline

  • Feb. 26, 2020 : challenge kick-off
  • Mar. 22, 2020 : submissions open
  • Jul. 31, 20290 : submissions close
  • Oct. 2020 : winner announced