In this new era where technology has become a very important part of everyone’s life, providing solutions to various industry-specific problems. For every problem, there is a certain kind of application or software which are being developed. One such problem where there still a lot of scope and need of development is Natural Disaster Management.
Natural Disasters, cannot be stopped but their effects can be minimized with proper preventive measures. In past India has experienced many such natural disasters like Tsunami in 2004 and Uttarakhand Floods in 2013 which has impacted the lives of many people and changed their life forever.
When we see such news on the Television, we always think what if there was a technology which could stop such natural disasters. What if, we could see news of Software and Bots saving people’s lives than the news of the impact of natural disaster and people losing their dear ones. What if, there were applications which could directly notify people regarding the upcoming natural disaster even before such a situation is there. What if, we had a solution to manage the effects of such disasters.
With the new possibilities and inventions of AI, Machine Learning, Bots and many other latest technologies there is a wide scope of developing such software solutions.
Call For Code challenge is one such initiative taken by the IT industry where developers can participate and try to build a solution for disaster management and preparedness. It’s one of the best opportunity to really contribute to this modern world, where your software can help to save many lives and mitigating the effects.
Call For Code a challenge organized by IBM along with some of the topmost organization is on cards and they are opening the gates for Software Developers and Data Scientist to participate and provide solutions to mitigate the problems caused by Natural Disasters. Government and Agencies can improve on disaster preparedness and health monitoring with the help of proper software solutions.
The moto is to commit to cause and push for change. For this IBM has readily made basic resources available for various technological and disaster areas.
- Financial Networks – Blockchain
- Communication with AI and Bots
- Health and Nutrition – Data Science
- Traffic and Weather – GPS
- Preventive Measures – Device Sensors
- Processes – Machine Learning
- Hurricanes and Typhoons
- Earthquakes and Tsunamis
- Flood and Storms Surges
- Extreme Weather
Using these technological resources in combination the developers can really build an end to end solution which can contribute and change many people’s life.
What is in it for you:
Well, this event is not only a platform to showcase that you care for the initiative but also a global stage to showcase your coding talent. The winner of the Call for Code Global Award will receive the sum amount of $200,000 along with a long-term support from the Linux Foundation and a real chance of your idea becoming a real-time application to be used by everyone.
This long-term support will also be funded by IBM who will invest around $30 million over the period of 5 years and will help you with technology, tools, and expertise required for getting your idea on the floor. You can find a brief video about the Call for Code Challenge below.
So, come and participate in this global campaign and showcase your talent for the code. You along with your team can participate in any of the mentioned areas and create a solution for the disaster area. For more detailed information and participation visit – https://ibm.co/2L5X7NL