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Call for Code Global Initiative - David Clark Cause

Call for Code Global Initiative

Call for Code Global Initiative

Largest Engagement of Developers in History, with 165 Nations Represented, culminates with Second Annual Call for Code Global Prize presented at the United Nations

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ABOUT

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 created and launched Call for Code, and why technology giant IBM answered the call as the Founding Partner. This annual global initiative is a rallying cry to the 24 million developers around the world to use their skills and mastery of the latest technologies, to drive positive and long-lasting change across the world with their code.

Call for Code is backed by a powerful ecosystem of partners, sponsors and supporters representing the world’s top organizations and leaders. Call for Code is the largest and most ambitious effort to create a coalition of leading Dignitaries, Celebrities, Charities, Brands, Universities, and Developers to help solve pressing social challenges with advanced technology and software solutions.

 

CALL FOR CODE GLOBAL CHALLENGE

At the core of The Call for Code Global Initiative is the Call for Code Global Challenge, a 4-month long global competition where teams comprised of developers, human rights experts and other specialists develop solutions to solve for pressing world issues. The Call for Code Global Challenge focus for 2018 and 2019 centered around creating solutions to help people and communities recover when natural disasters strike.

With an assist from French President Macron at VivaTech in Paris, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty announced IBM’s $30 million, 5-year commitment to The Call for Code Global Initiative created by David Clark Cause. In 2019 IBM committed an additional $25 million to deploy winning Call for Code solutions.

 

625 CITY CHALLENGES AROUND THE WORLD

In just its second year, Call for Code hosted 625 Call for Code City Challenges around the world in locations that included: Amsterdam, Bengaluru, Berlin, Delhi, Dubai, London, Paris, Sao Paulo, Kerala, Bayamón (Puerto Rico), Tel Aviv, New York and San Francisco.  All of these city challenges prepared Developers for the overall Call for Code Global Challenge.

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CALL FOR CODE GLOBAL PRIZE

Call for Code host Kait Parker outlines what the winning team receives

Referred to as “The Noble Prize for Developers,” The Call for Code Global Prize-winning team received:

  • USD $200,000
  • Global deployment of their technology via IBM’s Code and Response initiative
  • Long-term project support from The Linux Foundation
  • Pitch opportunity with the Call for Code VC firms

 

THE JURY

Additional gravitas for the Call for Code Global Prize was provided as recipients were selected by an eminent jury that included:

2019 CALL FOR CODE GLOBAL PRIZE

PROMETEO

Prometeo team members include Salomé Valero, Marco Rodriguez, Joan Herrera, Josep Ràfols, and Vicenç Ferrés Padró

The 2019 Call for Code Global Prize was presented to Team Prometeo at the United Nations headquarters in NYC on October 12. The team, which includes a nurse, a firefighter, and software developers, was awarded the Call for Code grand prize of USD $200,000. Prometeo’s solution aims to better protect the health of firefighters with individual wearable devices that straps to the firefighter’s arm and is about the size of a smartphone. The devices have multiple sensors that measure key variables including temperature, humidity, and smoke concentration. This information is collected and transmitted to IBM’s Cloud IoT platform. A Node-RED workflow then sends the data to the IBM Watson-based machine learning model, which distills the information into a simple color-coded status for fire command centers to monitor the health of each deployed firefighter in real-time.

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2018 CALL FOR CODE GLOBAL PRIZE

PROJECT OWL

Project OWL team members include Bryan Knouse, Magus Pereira, Nicholas Feuer, Charlie Evans and Taraqur Rahman.

Knowing that people suffer when communications are destroyed when natural disasters strike, Project OWL created an innovative software/hardware solution that includes an offline communication infrastructure, providing first responders with a simple experience for managing all aspects of disaster response. Civilians on the mobile ad-hoc “clusterduck” network – an offline communications infrastructure created by physical, Wi-Fi-enabled devices dispersed in clusters – can also send information about a victim’s situation, location, and needs.

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2018 & 2019 CHARITABLE PARTNER

Laurent Sauveur represents United Nations Human Rights

United Nations Human Rights, which represents the 193 Member States of the UN is an ongoing charitable beneficiary of the Call for Code Global Initiative, as it seeks to safeguard Human Rights for all. The American Red Cross was also a beneficiary of the 2018 campaign.

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2019 CES INNOVATION AWARD WINNER

At the largest Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in the world, Call for Code received the 2019 CES Innovation Award for global reach and impact.

 

For more info visit:
CallforCode.org

Supporters

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

Kesha

Kesha

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan

Amber Heard

Amber Heard

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper

Jared Leto

Jared Leto

Joe Jonas

Joe Jonas

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano

Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger

Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood

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Ron Livingston

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Lucy Hale

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Aloe Blacc

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Yolanda Adams

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Scotty McCreery

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Dimitri Vegas

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Alessandra Ambrosio

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Troy Vincent

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Sasha Pieterse

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Jane Seymour

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Logan Henderson

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Cody Simpson

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Ginette Claudette

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Pitbull

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Marcia Gay Hardin

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Raja Kumari

Raja Kumari

Chayanne

Chayanne

Noah Cyrus

Noah Cyrus

Eric Paslay

Eric Paslay

Shelea

Shelea

Easton Corbin

Easton Corbin

Elizabeth Rodriguez

Elizabeth Rodriguez

White Panda

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Billy Ray Cyrus

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Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert

Andra Day

Andra Day

Cole Swindell

Cole Swindell

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne

Andrea Bowen

Andrea Bowen