Apply For 2020 Call For Code Global Challenge On Covid-19 - 200,000 USD Cash Prize

Together with David Clark Cause, IBM created Call for Code to take on pressing societal issues, which brings together developers and the greater tech ecosystem to build smart solutions that address some of the world's most significant problems. In its third year, we are expanding the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge to address COVID-19 in addition to Climate Change, two urgent crises that compromise our health, planet, and survival.


  • Winner of the competition will receive $200,000 USD cash prize
  • Open Source support from The Linux Foundation
  • meetings with mentors & potential investors
  • implementation support through Code and Response
  • an initiative by IBM to create a framework for putting top coding challenge projects into action.

Important Dates:

a.) 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge is live now through July 31.

b.) April 27 – Accelerated submission deadline for the COVID-19 track.

c.) All applications submitted by April 27, 2020, at 11:59 pm PDT, which address the COVID-19 track of the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge, will be eligible for consideration.

d.) Applications in that track must address the themes of crisis communication, remote education, or community cooperation.

e.) May 05 – Announcement of the first three COVID-19 solutions to receive deployment support

f.) July 31 - Submission Deadline for 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge (both tracks)

To help you build your solution, have starter kit guides, that are are tied to easy-to-understand use cases and can help you get started building in a matter of minutes. We made those tools available for developers to help with crisis communications, remote education and community cooperation to help seize & reduce the impact of global pandemics like COVID-19. To build a solution for halting and reversing the impact of Climate Change, you can use the starter kits for water sustainability, energy sustainability and disaster resiliency.

How to register:
Interested persons should:

Click here to register

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