IBM COVID-19 Call for Code Global Challenge 2020

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Application Deadline: July 31st 2020

The 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge is expanding its focus to tackle the effects of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. Technology solutions can help seize and reduce the impact this pandemic has on our daily lives. Now is the time to unite and act swiftly.

Call for Code asks innovators to create practical, effective, and high-quality applications based on one or more IBM Cloud™ services (for example, web, mobile, data, analytics, AI, IoT, or weather) that can have an immediate and lasting impact on humanitarian issues. Teams of developers, data scientists, designers, business analysts, subject matter experts and more are challenged to build solutions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and climate change. 

This year the competition will have two tracks. One track is for solutions that help halt and reverse the impact of climate change. The second track is for solutions to mitigate the impact of global pandemics like COVID-19 on communities around the world. Winning solutions are deployed in communities that need the most help.

Prizes

Grand prize
winner

  •  $200,000 USD cash prize
  •  Invitation to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement
  •  Open source project support from The Linux Foundation
  •  Opportunity for mentorship and investment in the solution
  •  Solution implementation support through Code and Response™

First and second
runner up

  •  $25,000 USD cash prize
  •  Invitation to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement
  •  Open source project support from The Linux Foundation

Third and fourth
runner up

  •  $10,000 USD cash prize
  •  Invitation to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement
  •  Open source project support from The Linux Foundation

Rules

  1. Submissions –
    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 –
    Teams of 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 –
    Applications 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.
  6. Winners –
    Winning teams will be subject to a code review after submissions close.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IBM COVID-19 Call for Code Global Challenge 2020