Call for Code Global Initiative

Call for Code Global Initiative

Largest Engagement of Developers in History, with 156 Nations Represented, Culminates with Call for Code Global Prize

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 developers 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.

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.

The 2018 Call for Code Global Challenge theme was Natural Disaster preparedness and relief.

THE LAUNCH

With an assist from French President Macron at VivaTech in Paris, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty announces IBM’s $30 million, 5-year commitment to the Call for Code Global Initiative created by David Clark Cause.

 

325 CITY CHALLENGES AROUND THE WORLD

Since Call for Code was announced in May of 2018, six months later over 325 Call for Code City Challenges were hosted 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 where the Call for Code Global Prize winner would be selected.

 

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 Corporate Service Corps
  • Long-term project support from The Linux Foundation
  • Pitch opportunity with the Call for Code VC firm New Enterprises Associates (NEA)

 

THE JURY

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

SUBMISSIONS FROM 156 NATIONS – 1 WINNING TEAM

After reviewing Call for Code Global Challenge submissions from over 156 nations, “Project OWL” was selected as the 2018 Call for Code Global Prize recipient.

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

WINNING SOLUTION

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.

 

CALL FOR CODE GLOBAL CELEBRATION

 

The Call for Code Global Celebration live-streamed globally from The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, honored the accomplishments, contributions and the collective effort of over a hundred thousand developers from across the globe. The evening featured first responders, messages from actress Amber Heard, Chelsea Clinton, and a musical performance by Local Natives, who promoted the Call for Code Charitable Partners United Nation Human Rights and The American Red Cross.

Local Natives perform at the Call for Code Global Celebration

 

CHARITABLE PARTNERS

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.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

 

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

To show support for Call for Code and its charitable partners, Celebrities and Social Advocates lent their powerful voices to support the brave efforts of humanitarians by participating in the #CallforCode Cause Flash social campaign on World Humanitarian Day, August 19, 2018.

For more info on the #CallforCode Cause Flash visit:

CauseFlash.org

 

EVENT GALLERY

CALL FOR CODE ECOSYSTEM

In just six months, since Call for Code was announced in May of 2018 and the Call for Code Global Celebration in October 2018, an unprecedented coalition of Charitable Partners, Sponsors, Universities, Affiliates, Supporters and Celebrities gathered to support it.  They include:

 

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

Pentatonix

Pentatonix

Ron Livingston

Ron Livingston

Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale

Aloe Blacc

Aloe Blacc

Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Adams

Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery

Dimitri Vegas

Dimitri Vegas

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio

Troy Vincent

Troy Vincent

Sasha Pieterse

Sasha Pieterse

Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour

Logan Henderson

Logan Henderson

Cody Simpson

Cody Simpson

Ginette Claudette

Ginette Claudette

Pitbull

Pitbull

Marcia Gay Hardin

Marcia Gay Hardin

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

White Panda

Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert

Andra Day

Andra Day

Cole Swindell

Cole Swindell

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne

Andrea Bowen

Andrea Bowen