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Call for Code 2019 Global Challenge (closed)

IBM
This challenge has closed.
Owner: IBM
Tags: Natural disasters, Community health, Disaster risk, Healthcare, Cloud computing, Data visualisation, Data analytics
Audience: Students, Researchers, Start-Ups, Businesses, Subject Matter Experts, Other
Anticipated Funding: $200,000
Applications close: July 29, 2019
Last Updated: July 31, 2019 1:42 AM
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The Challenge

Create an application that improves individual health and community wellbeing through better natural disaster preparedness, accelerated response, and/or a greater capacity to recover.

Call for Code Charitable Partners have identified priorities and goals for reducing the impact on human life resulting from natural disasters. The following strategies, frameworks, and expert videos highlight the areas where improvements should be made and can be accelerated by technology. 

This scope includes reducing vulnerability by preparing populations for disaster risk over the long run, forecasting impending threats to improve precautionary measures in the short term, responding to medical needs during the disaster, and improving the overall resiliency of communities to rebuild health services in the wake of major disruptions. 

The team that wins the 2019 Call for Code Global Award will have built a creative application that can be deployed effectively and easily around the world. Some potential solutions include, but are not limited to:

  • Alerting pharmacies to increase their stocks of antibiotics, insulin, bottled water, and vaccines based on predicted weather-related disruptions.
  • Employing analytics to predict the impact of disasters and educate communities on how to prepare for impending threats.
  • Using visual recognition to assess the impact of a disaster and accelerate response, reducing time to build back better.
  • Improving the efficiency, accountability, and resiliency of supply chains through blockchain technology.
  • Identifying and aiding people with reduced or restricted mobility who require special assistance (disabled, hospitalized, elderly, confined).

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 accepted the 2019 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.

Terms and Conditions

For complete details on the terms and conditions that govern the Call for Code 2019 Global Challenge please refer to the website.

How to Apply

To submit an application to the Call for Code 2019 Global Challenge please refer to the website.

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