The 2019 Call for Code Global Challenge asks developers to create solutions that significantly improve preparedness for natural disasters and accelerate relief when they hit. The deadline is on July 29, 2019.
This year’s challenge introduces an emphasis on individual health and community wellbeing. This includes solutions that can reduce the risk of disease, improve access to data and the availability of resources, and address the mental health needs of those impacted before, during, and after disasters.
Grand Prize consists of $200,000 USD, project support from The Linux Foundation, opportunity for mentorship and investment, and offer to deploy the solution with IBM Corporate Service Corps.
First and second runners-up will receive $25,000 USD cash prizes and third and fourth runners-up will get $10,000 USD cash prizes.
Teams of up to five (5) participants, each at least 18 years old, are allowed.
Some potential solutions include, but are not limited to:
- Alerting pharmacies to increase their stocks of antibiotics, insulin, bottled water, and vaccines based on predicted weather-related disruptions.
- Employing analytics to predict the impact of disasters and educate communities on how to prepare for impending threats.
- Using visual recognition to assess the impact of a disaster and accelerate response, reducing time to build back better.