IBM and IBMers are responding to Hurricane Florence in a variety of ways – from immediate volunteer action while the storm was still underway, to a series of shorter and longer-term initiatives to help the Carolinas and other affected areas recover and rebuild. As part of these efforts, IBM – in coordination with the American Red Cross and other national and local organizations – will sponsor a special, one-day session of our Call for Code initiative to focus exclusively on supporting Hurricane Florence-impacted communities. We will host the event at IBM’s Research Triangle Park (RTP) campus on Tuesday, October 16, and invite all available developers and representatives of organizations supporting disaster preparedness and relief to participate.
Call for Code – Hurricane Florence will be an agile deployment of our global, multi-year initiative to develop software-based solutions for a wide range of societal challenges. The inaugural Call for Code challenge (which launched during hurricane season, and closed on September 28) focused on natural disaster preparedness and relief. At the October 16th event, participants will be able to learn about and provide feedback on solutions proposed during this campaign and help ready them for volunteer-driven development and deployment.
Call for Code – Hurricane Florence will be held at the IBM RTP Employee Activity & Fitness Center, Building 400, 3039 E. Cornwallis Road.
Editor’s Note: This article was published on November 15, 2018 and updated on November 17, 2018. Please consult the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection website or major news media outlets for the latest developments. At the time of this writing, the death toll from California’s deadliest wildfires stands at 71 – with more than […]
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