The Call for Code Global Initiative, which aims to use developers' skills to "drive positive and long-lasting change across the world with their code", is running a challenge that asks developers to build solutions that aid in natural disaster preparedness and relief.
The initiative was launched by David Clark Cause and is supported by founding partner IBM, as well as the United Nations Human Rights Office and the American Red Cross’ International team. Developers who participate must build their solutions using IBM Cloud services. They are also encouraged to use open-source IBM Code Patterns.
The challenge runs through September 28. The grand prize winner of the challenge will receive, among other things, a $200,000 cash price, support from The Linux Foundation, and the ability to deploy the winning solution with IBM Corporate Service Corps. Cash prizes and support from The Linux Foundation are also being offered to the first, second, third and fourth runners up.
Judges include Linux creator Linus Torvalds and United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore. The winner of the challenge will be announced at an event benefiting UN Human Rights and the American Red Cross on October 29th in San Francisco.
More information about the challenge is available here.