Last week, Code the Dream interns attended the 2018 Call for Code Global Challenge at IBM in RTP. Call for Code is a multi-year global initiative for developers to use their skills to drive positive change across the world through the code they create. The Call for Code Global Challenge started with 30 teams. IBM and Governor Roy Cooper picked six teams out of the 30 that could help with natural disaster relief efforts. At the Call for Code event, these six teams presented their projects to an audience of IBM employees and nonprofit partners, including Code the Dream. The winners will be announced at the Call for Code Global Prize Celebration on October 29th at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.
The 2018 Call for Code Global Challenge is the first event run by the Call for Code Global Initiative and this year the theme was Natural Disaster Preparedness and Relief. This year, developers are challenged to “build solutions that significantly improve the current state of natural disaster preparedness in order to reduce the disruptive impact on human lives, health, and wellbeing.”