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Call for Code campaign tops Social Voice of 920 Million People in support of Natural Disaster Preparedness & Relief on World Humanitarian Day

With an assist from French President Macron at VivaTech in Paris, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty announces IBM’s $30 million, 5-year commitment to Call for Code

The Call for Code Global Initiative created by leading philanthropic producer David Clark, CEO of David Clark Cause and powered by multinational technology company and Founding Partner IBM, is the largest and most ambitious effort to create a coalition of leading NGOs; celebrities; brands; and startup, academic and enterprise developers to help solve pressing social challenges with advanced technology and software solutions. This year’s focus is disaster preparedness and relief.

To show support of the Initiative and its charitable partners, to include the United Nations Human Rights and the American Red Cross, celebrities, dignitaries and social advocates lent their powerful voices to support the brave efforts of humanitarians by participating in the #CallforCode global social campaign on World Humanitarian Day, August 19. Recognized as an official UN observance supported by the 193 member states of the United Nations, World Humanitarian Day is devoted to the humanitarian personnel who come to the aid of people in need.

Largest Engagement of Developers in the World

For 2018, the Call for Code Global Challenge asks developers to create solutions that significantly improve preparedness for Natural Disasters and relief when they hit. This competition is the first of its kind at this scale, encouraging developers who want to pay their skills forward for a specific mission to alleviate human suffering.

Over 300 Call for Code events in more than 50 Countries

Since the Call for Code Global Initiative was launched, there have been more than 300 Call for Code events in 50 cities around the world. All of this activity will culminate on October 29, when the Call for Code benefit concert will be globally broadcast from the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. During the all-star concert benefiting the United Nations Human Rights and the American Red Cross, the prestigious Call for Code Global Prize will be presented to the team who creates the most innovative and sustainable solution related to natural disasters.

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