Developers have revolutionized the way people live and interact with virtually everyone and everything. Where most people see challenges, developers see possibilities. That’s why David Clark Cause launched Call for Code alongside Founding Partner IBM. This multi-year global initiative is a rallying cry to the 22 million developers around the world, to encourage them 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 inaugural Call for Code Challenge theme is Natural Disaster Preparedness and Relief.
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.
Call for Code has the support from a cross-section of experts, humanitarian and international organizations, including the United Nations Human Rights Office and the American Red Cross’ International team who will benefit from the inaugural Call for Code Global Prize Event & Concert being held at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco on October 19th.
Every year developers around the world will be asked to enter the Call for Code Global Challenge, to solve a different social challenge with powerful software solutions. After a global selection process, 30 Semi-finalists will be announced, then 3 Finalists will be presented to an iconic jury who will then select the Call for Code Global Prize winner, who will be recognized from the stage of an all-star benefit concert which will be globally broadcast.