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IBM Launches Call for Code Global Challenge

Call for Code Global Challenge

Call for Code Global Challenge

In the Call for Code Global Challenge, you can join the fight against climate change by building and deploying open source solutions in the cloud. By participating, you’ll build critical skills for yourself and your teams and deploy solutions to help communities across the globe. Tech company IBM is the Call for Code Founding Partner.

Built on open source principles, the Call for Code Global Challenge asks developers and problem solvers to form teams and develop solutions that address specific problems in unique, clearly demonstrable ways. The most successful solutions are those scoped to have the greatest community impact with the smallest technological footprint.

Last year’s winner Agrolly is a perfect example, with its mobile application to help small farmers better understand what to plant, based on weather patterns and crop characteristics.

According to the United Nations, “The impacts of climate change are global in scope and unprecedented in scale. Without drastic action today, adapting to these impacts in the future will be more difficult and costly.”

Given the far-reaching and devastating effects of climate change, the organizers have divided the 2021 Global Challenge into three sub-themes: Clean water and sanitation, Zero hunger, Responsible production and green consumption.

All winners will receive an invitation to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement and support from the Linux Foundation.

Launched on March 22, the submissions for the Challenge are open between April 22 and July 31. The winners will be announced in November 2021.

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