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Глобальная инициатива «Призыв к коду»

The Call for Code Global Initiative rallies developers to create practical, effective, and high-quality applications based on cloud, data, and artificial intelligence that can have an immediate and lasting impact on humanitarian issues. Call for Code brings startup, academic, and enterprise developers together and inspires them to solve the most pressing societal issues of our time. Building on the success of the 2018 competition, the 2019 Challenge again asks developers to create solutions that significantly improve preparedness for natural disasters and accelerate relief when they hit. This year’s challenge introduces an emphasis on individual health and community wellbeing. This includes solutions that can reduce the risk of disease, improve access to data and the availability of resources, and address the mental health needs of those impacted before, during, and after disasters.


·        One team will win the second annual Call for Code Global Prize, supported by the United Nations Human Rights Office and the American Red Cross.

·        The winner and runners up will also earn several other awards that foster adoption of their application as an open source project through the The Linux Foundation to scale its impact and accelerate its deployment in areas of greatest need.

·        In addition, the grand prize winner will have an opportunity to meet mentors and investors to discuss potential funding for the idea and they will receive deployment consultation through the IBM Corporate Service Corps.

Grand Prize

·        $200,000 USD cash prize

·        Invitation to the Call for Code Global Prize Celebration

·        Long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation

·        Opportunity for mentorship and investment in the solution

·        Offer to deploy the solution with IBM Corporate Service Corps

First and Second Runner Up

·        $25,000 USD cash prize for each team

·        Invitation to the Call for Code Global Prize Celebration

·        Long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation

Third and Fourth Runner Up

·        $10,000 USD cash prize for each team

·        Long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation


·        All developers, designers, and entrepreneurs who are over the age of 18 or the age of majority in their jurisdiction, whichever is greater. Employees of IBM and DCC not eligible to participate. All participants must accept the terms of the Participant Agreement upon submission. An internal Call for Code initiative and prize structure for IBM employees is being deployed separately from the global challenge.


·        Submissions must use one or more IBM Cloud services or IBM Systems. Use of sponsor or affiliate APIs and open source libraries is also encouraged.

·        Teams of up to five (5) participants, each at least 18 years old, are allowed.

·        A participant may not be part of multiple teams.

·        All team members must have accept the Participation Agreement at the time they submit to be eligible.

·        Applications must be new and built for the 2019 competition, but they may use code that was open sourced and publicly available to all other participants as of February 12, 2019.

·        Winning teams will be subject to a code review after submissions close.

·        Overall rights of first refusal to invest in projects will be outlined in the Participant Agreement.


Submissions will be judged equally across 4 key criteria.

·        Completeness and transferability
How fully has the idea been implemented? Can it achieve an impact in the field? Can it be transferred elsewhere?

·        Effectiveness and efficiency
Does the solution address a high priority area? Does it achieve its goal effectively and efficiently? Can it scale?

·        Design and usability
How good is the design, user experience, and ease of use of the solution?
How quickly can it be put to use?

·        Creativity and innovation
How unique was the approach to solving a long-standing or previously intractable problem?

Deadline: July 29, 2019 Click here to join the challenge community.

For more information, visit Call for Code.