Disaster Resiliency

Code and Response

Inspiring developers to create open–source solutions to help solve pressing global problems, such as disaster preparedness and relief.

Our Initiative

Code and Response is an IBM initiative which provides a platform to create and deploy open source technologies to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. Code and Response includes:

  • Coding challenges: Call for Code, Clinton Global Initiative University-affiliated codeathons, IBM BlueHacks and more.
  • Solution deployment: Starting with the testing and implementation of Call for Code winner, Project OWL.
  • Volunteer programs: Working with volunteers to help in disaster relief efforts with the American Red Cross and other partners.

Established in2019

How we are involved

Fostering solutions to ease impact of disasters

Call for Code is a global initiative that gives developers everywhere access to open–source technologies from IBM such as AI, cloud, blockchain, and more to create ways to ease the impact of natural disasters.

Location: Global

Using Wi–Fi ‘ducks’ to help in natural disasters

Project OWL is an emergency mobile Wi–Fi network that can be set up anywhere a disaster strikes. It links victims to emergency personnel so they know who needs what help where.

Location: Puerto Rico