ibm covid2019 code global challenge

IBM COVID19 Code Global Challenge [Prizes Worth ₹1.5Cr]: Submit by July 31

The 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge is expanding its focus to tackle the effects of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. Technology solutions can help seize and reduce the impact this pandemic has on our daily lives. Now is the time to unite and act swiftly.

Why focus on COVID-19?

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic poses not only a huge health concern to people – particularly the immunocompromised and elderly – but it also has had huge effects in uprooting societies and disrupting supply chains globally. We’re asking the world’s developers and subject matter experts to help tackle this pandemic by increasing awareness through communications, and by limiting the spread of infectious diseases through crisis communication, remote education, and community cooperation.


1. Crisis Communication

What’s the problem?
When a new disease such as COVID-19 emerges, communications systems are one of the first systems to become overwhelmed. From questions around disease transmission, to how to best protect your health and others around you, to the severity of the disease itself.
How can technology help?
Crisis communication, whether through a chatbot, SMS, or a website, can alleviate panic in communities and provide guidance on the best ways to protect yourself and your loved ones.  From guidance on good hygiene to how to properly detect symptoms or key contact information, technology like chatbots or messaging platforms can help deliver information quickly and precisely. This can save people hours compared to waiting to get through to a call center, and free up customer service representatives to focus on higher level issues.

2. Remote Education

What’s the problem?
Part of the World Health Organization’s guidance on limiting further spread of COVID-19 is to practice social distancing. As a result, schools in most affected areas are taking precautionary measures by closing their facilities. With school-aged children at home for an indeterminate amount of time,  keeping them engaged, entertained, and on top of their education is important.
How can technology help?
Schools and teachers can continue to engage with their students through virtual classrooms, and even create interactive spaces for classes. As parents face a new situation where they may need to homeschool their children, finding appropriate online resources is important as well.

3. Community Cooperation

What’s the problem?

Your local community must stand united, operate efficiently and be there for its constituents more than ever before. Understanding not only what is happening in your neighborhood, but also how you can help others, or how others can help you, is vital to remaining hopeful in uncertain times.

How can technology help?

Consider how you can incorporate everything from weather data to local food and medical supply information to help your local community better deal with a crisis — especially those who need it most.

Four easy steps to get involved

1. Accept the challenge

Learn about the competition, see what you can win, and start coding with a free IBM Cloud account.

2. Build with open tech

Learn how you can make the most of resources like code patterns, expert videos, and tutorials to build your idea.

3. Find your squad

Whether you need to find teammates, meet experts, ask questions, or share ideas – there’s a community for you.

4. Submit your idea

Submit your entry at this site.
Submit this with your Participation agreement for a chance to win $200,000. Deadline is July 31st, 2020.


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