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Are You A Developer? Apply For IBM Coding Challenge To Win $200,000

Are You A Developer? Apply For IBM Coding Challenge To Win $200,000
David Clark Cause and IBM invite applications for the Call for Code Global Challenge, a worldwide, multi-year initiative that inspires developers to solve pressing global problems with sustainable software solutions.
The Call for Code Challenge for 2018 is a competition that asks you to outthink natural disasters and build the solutions that will significantly improve the current state of disaster preparedness in your community and around the world.



The Issue

The inaugural Call for Code Challenge theme is Natural Disaster Preparedness and Relief. How will you answer the call?

The Call for Code Global Initiative is a rallying cry to developers to use their skills and mastery of the latest technologies to drive positive and long-lasting change across the world with their code.

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.

One team will win the first annual Call for Code Global Prize, supported by the United Nations Human Rights Office and the American Red Cross’ International team. The winner will also earn several other awards that foster adoption of their application as an open source project (through the The Linux Foundation), scale its impact, and accelerate deployment in areas of greatest need.

Winners will be announced at the Call for Code Global Prize Event and Concert, which will benefit UN Human Rights and the American Red Cross, and be held on October 13th, the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction.
 

Prizes

Answer the Call for Code by building global solutions for disaster preparedness. The most impactful project will be implemented with the help of IBM, The Linux Foundation, UN Human Rights, and American Red Cross.

The winner of the inaugural Call for Code Global Award will receive:
1. The Call for Code Global Award presented by a jury of eminent technologists at the Call for Code Award Event.
2. A $200,000 USD cash prize.
3. Long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation.
4. Venture capitalist introduction and pitch to turn your idea into a funded company.
5. The opportunity to deploy your solution with an IBM Corporate Service Corps team.

First and second runner-up will receive

1.$25,000 USD cash prize
2.Invitation to the Call for Code Global Prize Event
3.Long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation

Eligibility


1. All developers around the globe are eligible to apply.
2. Submissions MUST be deployed and run on the IBM Cloud.
3. All submissions must make use of at least 5 IBM cloud services. Participants can also use affiliate or sponsor APIs.

4. Participants can apply in teams of up to 5 members and team members must complete the Participation Agreement to be able compete.
5. A participant may not be part of multiple teams.
6. Teams (or participating individuals) have full ownership of everything they build and are free to do with it as they wish whether they emerge as winners or not.
7. Winning teams will be subject to a code-review after submissions close on Aug 31.
8. Overall rights of first refusal to invest in projects will be outlined in Participant Agreement.
9. The team that wins the Call for Code Global Award will have built a creative application that can be deployed effectively and easily around the world. 

10 Deadline for submission is on August 31, 2018.
You can visit CallForCode.org to find out more about the competition.
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