It’s that time of year again! David Clarke Cause, IBM, the United Nations Human Rights and the Linux Foundation have launched the Call for Code 2021.
This year’s focus is on climate change. Developers entering the $ 200,000 contest have three key areas in developing novel solutions (with a little help from IBM) for:
- Clean water and sanitation
- World hunger
- Green production and environmentally friendly consumption
Via the IBM developer blog:
This year, Call for Code aims to combat the impending and existential threat to planet earth: climate change. The United Nations describes: “The effects of climate change are global and of unprecedented proportions. Without drastic measures, adapting to these effects will be more difficult and costly in the future. “
The urgency of the climate change threat calls for immediate action, and Call for Code is equipping its growing community of 400,000 developers and problem solvers in 179 countries with the tools to develop technical solutions that can fight back.
If you want to join the 400K developers who have already contributed, all you need is willingness to learn and a link to the IBM Call For Code developers page.
Big Blue even took the liberty of breaking things down into four easy steps, from joining the community (and receiving $ 200 credit to develop your skills and solutions) to submitting your completed projects.
There are also several “starter kits” available for developers. These contain everything a developer needs to take on the challenge – even if you’re not 100% sure what your solution will look like.
These quick guides will help you understand the scope of the problem and, in a matter of minutes, create applications tied to easy-to-understand use cases.
There’s even a five-episode “Getting Started with Call for Code” podcast.
There has never been a better time to get involved. This year’s Call for Code is the most accessible so far. But hurry, as the contest rules require entries to be received by midnight on July 31st.
For more information, see the Call for Code homepage here.
Published on April 6, 2021 – 18:23 UTC