Code Global Challenge – Fight Climate Change and Win Cash Prizes

Students from around the world are invited to participate in the Code Global Challenge that aims to fight against climate change through open-source solutions. Winners who present digital solutions with the smallest technological footprint will receive cash prizes. The deadline is on Saturday 31st July 2021.

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. 

This year’s global challenge will focus on three sub-themes including clean water and sanitation, zero hunger, and responsible production and green consumption.

Submissions will be judged equally across four primary criteria, namely, transferability, effectiveness, usability, and innovation. 

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

Grand prize winner is $200,000 USD, while runners-up receive $25,000 for the first and second place, and $10,000 for the third and fourth ones.

The runners-up of the university challenge will receive the opportunity to interview for a potential role at IBM.

The deadline is on Saturday 31st July 2021. 


Main Criteria

Teams of up to five participants, each at least 18 years old, are allowed.

Teams competing for the University Challenge must ensure that all team members are enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education.

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