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IBM takes on coronavirus with 2020 Call for Code challenge

The David Clarke Foundation and IBM appear the 2020 Call for Code claiming back in late February – acutely a decade ago – with a axial focus: angry altitude change. Now the claiming is accretion to set its sights on the coronavirus.

Call for Code is a five-year claiming (now in its third) issued to developers around the world. Every year teams attempt to solve big problems such as adversity response, altitude change, and, now, the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, more than 200,000 developers, coders, engineers, and problem-solvers have accustomed the Call for Code Claiming in its two years running.

The acceptable team receives a cash prize and abutment from IBM and it’s ally to get their activity off the ground. More importantly, the entire field’s efforts could play a huge role in analytic some of the open problems accompanying to the accustomed pandemic.

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According to a blog post from Willie Tejada, IBM‘s Chief Developer Advocate, the broadcast claiming will now focus on three key areas accompanying to COVID-19:

In a very short period of time, COVID-19 has appear the limits of the systems we take for granted. The 2020 Call for Code Global Claiming will arm you with assets to build open source technology solutions that abode three main COVID-19 areas: crisis advice during an emergency, ways to advance remote learning, and how to affect accommodating local communities.

To this end, IBM will launch “starter kits” later this week for developers absorbed in taking on the challenge. Traditionally, the Call for Code amateur kits come with aggregate you need to affix to specific services, such as cloud computing, ML, and IoT, and tutorials to get teams started with the basics so they can focus on coming up with novel solutions.

If you’re absorbed in signing up go to the Call for Code homepage here. For more advice check out IBM‘s blog post here. The claiming will accept submissions from now through 31 July; winners will be appear in October.

Published March 23, 2020 — 19:39 UTC

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