Through the Call for Code initiative, you have the opportunity to build and contribute to sustainable, open source technology projects that address social and humanitarian issues. Call for Code is different from other tech for good initiatives in that top solutions are deployed to make a demonstrable difference in the communities with greatest need.
What is the 2021 Call for Code Global Challenge?
The 2021 Global Challenge is focused on climate change, offering challenge participants an opportunity to make an even greater impact on the most pressing issue of our existence. With climate change being so broad, we have identified three subcategories that center on key United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals: water management, food distribution, and economic production and consumption.
The winner of the Call for Code Global Challenge receives $200,000 USD and support from an ecosystem including IBM and its business partners, governments, NGOs, and technology partners like The Linux Foundation. Support is provided by the Call for Code ecosystem to help set up the winning team from concept to company.
There are many ways to get involved with Call for Code, from forming a team and competing in the Global Challenge to contributing code to existing open source projects. Pick the engagement that is right for you and build skills while making meaningful change.
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What is Call for Code?
Created by David Clark Cause and supported by Founding Partner IBM, Charitable Partner United Nations Human Rights Office, and Program Affiliate The Linux Foundation, Call for Code is a global program that invites developers and problem solvers around the world to build and contribute to sustainable open source technology projects that address social and humanitarian issues, while ensuring the top solutions are deployed to make a demonstrable difference.
Call for Code has grown beyond a single global challenge into an always-on tech for good platform with many ways to get involved, whether through collaboration on open source projects including Call for Code for Racial Justice, participating in a spot challenge, or being inspired to further develop your technical skills.