Call For Code: An Initiative Towards Humanhood

Today, I’ll going to share really interesting and helpful thing with all the developers and code right there and the name of that interesting thing is “Call for code”. So. now let me explain more about call for code.

You all know the influence of technology in today’s world. We all are living in the real world but we were mostly working in the virtual world. The driver’s of this virtual world is the startup, academic, and enterprise developers, these people have changed the working and connectivity system of this world.

Developers and entrepreneurs have altered the way individuals live and cooperate with basically everybody and everything. Where a great many people see challenges, engineers see potential outcomes. That is the reason David Clark Cause is propelling Call for Code nearby Founding Partner IBM.

This multi-year worldwide activity is an arousing cry to engineers to utilize their aptitudes and dominance of the most recent innovations, and to make new ones, to drive positive and enduring change over the world with their code. The debut Call for Code Challenge subject is Natural Disaster Preparedness and Relief.

For 2018, the Call for Code Global Challenge requests the developers to make arrangements that fundamentally helps the society to get secured from many natural calamities. This competition is the first of its kind at this scale, urging designers who need to pay their abilities forward for a particular mission to mitigate human enduring.

To help in fabricating a superior future, the IBM contributes its innovation and $30 million USD more than five years, with the objective of joining the world’s developers to take advantage of information and AI, the blockchain, cloud, and IoT advance to address this initiative. IBM’s venture will assist the best arrangements with being actualized in networks in require.

call for code

Call for Code is like a platform which allows all the enthusiastic developers to make new applications went for reducing vulnerability by mitigating disaster risk over the long run, forecasting impending threats to improve precautionary measures in the short-term, reacting to medicinal necessities during the natural calamities, and enhancing the general strength of networks to revamp wellbeing administrations in the wake of significant disturbances.

In simple terms, if I have to explain what is the call for code is here over 200 million developers come together to inspire them to solve one of the most pressing societal issues of our time: Preventing, responding to, and recovering from the chaos caused by natural disasters.

Here they will create teams or groups with the people of the same perspective and same goals and start coding the new applications and give their contribution to this great initiative.

The applications they will create are based on the plan to improve disaster preparedness, build resilient communities, and safeguard the health and well-being of individuals and institutions.

They will provide the funding from the sponsored and if they do an appreciating job then they will be awarded bumper prizes.

The Global Prize and Other Awards of this Challenge:

So, you must be very keen to know its final prize, after this challenge only one team will win and allowed to receive the grand prize. So, the grand prize for the challenge winner is

  • $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 the IBM Corporate Service Corps.

The prize for the 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.

The winner will be announced at the Call for Code Global Prize Event and Concert, which will benefit UN Human Rights and the American Red Cross, and be held on October 13th, the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction. This global prize will be supported by the United Nations Human Rights Office and the American Red Cross’ International team.

The Linux Foundation also take part in this initiative, to boost up the winner by providing them Long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation.

Challenge Scope / Schedule / Technologies:

The scope of “Call for Code”:

As I had earlier told you about the challenge, that here teams and groups will create applications that improve disaster preparedness and build resilient communities.

The projects and things they will create has one motto to create new solutions and framework to which highlight the areas where improvements should be made and can be accelerated by technology.

So overall the scope of this “Call for Code” challenge is  to reducing vulnerability by preparing populations for disaster risk over the long run, forecasting impending threats to improve precautionary measures in the short-term, responding to medical needs during the disaster, and improving the overall resiliency of communities to rebuild health services in the wake of major disruptions.

Important Dates Regarding this challenge:

  • August 31
    All submissions must be submitted by August 31, 2018, at 11:59 PM PT. You can register today at
  • September 17
    Semi-finalists will be judged by leaders from IBM, AngelHack, DCC, the United Nations Human Rights Office, the American Red Cross, and other Affiliates.
  • September 24
    Finalists will be judged by the jury of eminent technologists. This panel will then determine the 3 overall winning teams of the competition.
  • October 13
    The winner will be announced on this date at an event described above and benefit concert.


The IBM has issued six patterns of technical solution which they have to include in their invention, but not only these they can also more technologies including these six. And these six patterns were.

  • Financial networks built on blockchain technology can improve the distribution of aid before and after a major disaster.
  • Tools that can translate and convert speech to text and vice versa can improve how fast people are warned and assisted.
  • Understanding the healthcare needs of populations in advance can improve their resistance to threats to their health.
  • Understanding weather and traffic conditions can reduce the number of people affected by mobilizing them effectively.
  • Sensor data can be used to predict potential threats from a natural disaster and prompt communities to take action.
  • Visual recognition technology can be used to assess an area for risk before building or otherwise modifying the environment.


So, we were done with this challenge, what I feel by this challenge is that if you were a good coder or developer then this challenge is great platform to prove your self and to another and important thing is you will get a chance to do something for the society with your knowledge. So, go and explore yourself.

Aksshit Wadhwa

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