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Call for Code Global Challenge 2019 by IBM [Cash Prize of 1.7 Crore+]: Submit by July 29: Expired

Call for Code Global ChallengeThe Call for Code Global Initiative rallies developers to create practical, effective, and high-quality applications based on cloud, data, and artificial intelligence that can have an immediate and lasting impact on humanitarian issues.
Building on the success of the 2018 competition, the 2019 Call for Code Global Challenge again asks developers to create solutions that significantly improve preparedness for natural disasters and accelerate relief when they hit.
This year’s challenge introduces an emphasis on individual health and community wellbeing.
This includes solutions that can reduce the risk of disease, improve access to data and the availability of resources, and address the mental health needs of those impacted before, during, and after disasters.

Who can participate:

All developers, designers, and entrepreneurs who are over the age of 18 or the age of majority in their jurisdiction, whichever is greater. Employees of IBM and DCC not eligible to participate.
All participants must accept the terms of the Participant Agreement upon submission.


Grand prize

  • Over Rs. 1.42 Crore cash prize.
  • Invitation to the Call for Code Global Prize Celebration.
  • Long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation.
  • Opportunity for mentorship and investment in the solution.
  • Offer to deploy the solution with IBM Corporate Service Corps.

First  and second runner up

  • Over Rs. 17L cash prize for each team
  • Invitation to the Call for Code Global Prize Celebration
  • Long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation

Third and fourth runner up

  • Over Rs.7L cash prize for each team
  • Long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation
Rules for participation:
  • Submissions must use one or more IBM Cloud services or IBM Systems. Use of sponsor or affiliate APIs and open source libraries is also encouraged.
  • Teams of up to five (5) participants, each at least 18 years old, are allowed.
  • A participant may not be part of multiple teams.
  • All team members must have accepted the Participation Agreement at the time they submit to be eligible.
  • Applications must be new and built for the 2019 competition, but they may use code that was open-sourced and publicly available to all other participants as of February 12, 2019.
  • Winning teams will be subject to a code review after submissions close.
  • Overall rights of first refusal to invest in projects will be outlined in the Participant Agreement.
Submission Deadline:

Final submission deadline is July 29.


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