2020 Call for Code Global Challenge – IBM

THIS OPPORTUNITY HAS ENDED

OVERVIEW

COVID-19 has revealed limits of the systems we take for granted, compromising our health, our planet, and our survival. IBM have expanded their 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge to take on COVID-19, in addition to their commitment to combating climate change.

Call for Code initiative is the largest technical challenge of its kind. The 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge asks the world’s developers to build solutions for COVID-19 and climate change. The world is facing unprecedented, interconnected challenges for which technology can help.

RULES

  1. 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 – 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 – 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.

PRIZE


GRAND PRIZE: $200,000.00 USD
● The Call for Code Global Prize
● Open source support from The Linux Foundation
● Meetings with mentors and potential investors
● Solution implementation support through Code and Response™, the deployment initiative from IBM.
● Travel to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement


RUNNER UP PRIZE: $25,000.00 USD
● Travel to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement
2nd RUNNER UP PRIZE: $25,000.00 (Distributed by David Clark Cause)
● Travel to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement


3rd RUNNER UP PRIZE: $10,000.00


4th RUNNER UP PRIZE: $10,000.00

DEADLINE

April 27th 2020

APPLY HERE

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