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.
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Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas on Thursday, and already (at the time of this publication) has claimed at least 42 lives, left more than one million people without power, and caused record-breaking floods. Though now downgraded to a tropical storm, Florence’s progress has slowed – which means it continues to saturate already-flooded areas […]
In the United States, September is National Preparedness Month – a time to remind ourselves to be prepared for disasters and emergencies in our homes, businesses and communities. Last year’s devastating hurricanes and wildfires are still in mind for many. As you read this, wildfires are still burning in California and the Pacific Northwest, while […]