Call for Code Global Challenge 2022 for Developers ($285,000 prize)

Call for Code Global Challenge 2022 for Developers ($285,000 prize)

Deadline: October 31, 2022

Applications for the Call for Code Global Challenge 2022 are now open. The Call for Code Global Challenge is a competition that asks developers and problem solvers to build sustainable open source solutions that address the world’s greatest social and humanitarian issues. This year the competition will take on key global issues related to sustainability.

Through the Call for Code Global Challenge you can learn about AI, cloud development and emerging technologies while you make a difference. Form a team and take on sustainability issues from improving supply chains to clean energy solutions and protection of biodiversity.

About the Challenge

How can technology improve sustainable production, consumption, and management of resources, reduce pollution creation, and protect biodiversity to create a greener future?

As part of the 5th annual Call for Code Global Challenge, design and build an open source solution in the cloud to take on a sustainability issue. They are calling on teams of developers and problem solvers to leverage open innovation and develop technology solutions that address specific global sustainability problems in unique, clearly demonstrable ways. The top Global Challenge solution receives implementation support from IBM and the Call for Code ecosystem to make a real impact in the communities with the greatest need.

Your Global Challenge solution should address one of the diverse challenges aligned to sustainability:

  • Build effective and efficient ways to quantifiably promote, preserve, and protect biodiversity
  • Reduce global food insecurity through, as examples, improvements to distribution or sustainable farming practices
  • Remove barriers to equal education access and job opportunities to further environmental justice
  • Improve the ability to measure, analyze, or take decisive action on carbon emissions
  • Improve access to affordable and reliable clean energy
  • Improve supply chain transparency and traceability to bring fast and accurate visibility to sustainability issues where they arise
  • Address issues of water scarcity and quality
  • Reduce volume of and demand for materials that create the biggest waste footprint (plastics, electronics, food, textile), and encourage reuse/recycle opportunities

Prizes

  • Grand prize: $200,000 USD (Distributed by Call for Code LLC)
    • The Call for Code Global Prize
    • Open source support from The Linux Foundation
    • Solution implementation support from IBM and the Call for Code ecosystem.
  • Runner Up – $25,000 USD (Distributed by Call for Code LLC)
    • Open source support from The Linux Foundation
  • 2nd Runner Up – $25,000 USD (Distributed by Call for Code LLC)
    • Open source support from The Linux Foundation
  • 3rd Runner Up – $10,000 USD (Distributed by Call for Code LLC)
    • Open source support from The Linux Foundation
  • 4th Runner Up – $10,000 USD (Distributed by Call for Code LLC)
    • Open source support from The Linux Foundation
  • Winner – University Prize – $15,000 USD (Distributed by Call for Code LLC)
    • Open source support from The Linux Foundation
    • Clinton Global Initiative University will provide guaranteed acceptance to the
    • CGI U 2023 class, including access to the full CGI U 2023 Annual Meeting

Eligibility

  • Participants of this event must be 18 years old or have reached the age of emancipation in the jurisdiction in which they are submitting their project, whichever is greater.

Judging Criteria

Each submission will be scored based on the following criteria with a minimum score of 0 and maximum score of 20 points, with the final score being the average of the judges’ scores.

  • Completeness and transferability (5 points)
  • Effectiveness and efficiency (5 points)
  • Design and usability (5 points)
  • Creativity and innovation (5 points)

Application

Call for Code seeks effective, creative, and sustainable applications built during the 2022 Call for Code Global Challenge period running from April 26, 2022 at 12:00 am PDT to October 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm PDT, that have a lasting, positive, and significant impact.

Click here to register

For more information, visit Call for Code Global Challenge.

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