Call for Code

Global Challenge 2020

Overview

Jul 31
David Clark Cause
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Fiji, Kiribati, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Africa, Americas, Antarctica Region, Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand
Information technology

Accept the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge

Mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and climate change by creating sustainable solutions using open source technology. Get the details on the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge, understand its two tracks, and start building today.

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

call for code timeline 2020


Judging

Submissions will be judged equally across 4 primary criteria which evaluate whether the solution solves a real-world problem and uses technology effectively.


Rules

  1. Submissions
    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.
  2. Team size
    Teams of up to five (5) participants, each at least 18 years old, are allowed.
  3. Joining teams
    A participant may not be part of multiple teams.
  4. Participation agreement
    All team members must have accepted the 2020 Participation Agreement at the time they submit to be eligible.
  5. Application standards
    Applications must be new and built for the 2020 competition, but they may use code that was open-sourced and publicly available to all other participants as of February 26, 2020.
  6. Winners
    Winning teams will be subject to a code review after submissions close.