IBM Call for Code: A true initiative to get good coders in the limelight

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IBM Call for Code is an initiative run by IBM to nurture the talents of good coders and give them a platform that helps them to get their solution built and deployed to scale. Over the years, this initiative has gathered a lot of weight in the developer community. This year, the initiative is all set to attract more top-class talent and solve issues that have great impact.

Here are a few numbers about the IBM Call for Code 2018 that will put the program in perspective. In 2018, the program saw

  • 100k+ – Developers participated in 2018
  • 2,500+ – Applications created
  • 400+ – Call for Code days across the world
  • 7,100 – Total award event livestream views
  • 40+ – Celebrity supporters

From the numbers above, it is quite evident that the community loves the program.

Let’s take a look at the history of this program, Call for Code is a global campaign started by David Clark Cause and IBM has committed its association for 5 years. David Clark Cause launched Call for Code in 2018 alongside Founding Partner IBM. This multi-year global initiative is a rallying cry to developers to use their skills and mastery of the latest technologies, and to create new ones, to drive positive and long-lasting change across the world with their code. The second annual Call for Code Challenge theme is natural disaster preparedness and relief in the context of community health and well-being.

Imagine a sudden earthquake or a flash flood or a tsunami hitting unsuspecting people, if you or your friends have solutions that can help society to prevent damage and recover well, then this challenge is for you. If you can think of innovative solutions help address the gap in accessibility to healthcare to population that has been hit by a natural disaster, this program is for you.

Let us now look at how one can get into this program

Theme for this year: Health & well-being in the wake of disasters.

You can create your team or look for liked minded developers on IBM Coder Community and make a team.

To participate log into

You will be able to find all relevant information about Call for code challenge

The winning team receives $200,000 USD, support from The Linux Foundation, implementation through Code and Response, and more

This is your time to make the difference with your code and application development.

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