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Talk: Call for code

Our rallying cry to developers to help solve a pressing societal issue 

Mitigating natural disasters is one of the world’s greatest challenges. The past decade has been one of the worst periods for natural disasters - hurricanes and typhoons, earthquakes and tsunamis, floods and storm surges, volcanoes, wildfires, and extreme weather.

And while they may be inevitable they don’t have to become catastrophic. We can improve disaster preparedness and relief, build resilient communities, and safeguard the health and well-being of individuals and institutions.

Call for Code is a worldwide, multi-year initiative that inspires developers to solve pressing global problems with sustainable software solutions. It’s a rallying cry for them to use their skills to drive positive and long-lasting change across the world with their code.

The initiative is a collaboration between IBM, The Linux Foundation, UN Human Rights, and American Red Cross. The project with the greatest potential impact will be implemented as part of the IBM Corporate Service Corps.

Joshua Carr is an engineer, marketer, musician, and photographer. He leads the delivery of developer content across the globe, talking about Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, and a whole host of emerging technologies.

He is an IBM catalyst for Call for Code, the largest and most ambitious effort to bring startup, academic and enterprise developers together to solve one of the most pressing societal issues of our time.

At IBM, we harness the power of technologies like AI, blockchain, IoT and cloud to address some of the biggest opportunities and challenges in business. Now we are calling on all developers to join us and use these same leading edge technologies to help people, their communities and society.


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