Author: Ben Peterson, Developer Advocacy & Startup Leader IBM Australia and New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand are among the most disaster-prone countries in the world, experiencing the wrath of bushfires, cyclones, floods and earthquakes.
More than 9 million Australians have been impacted by a natural disaster or extreme weather event in the past 30 years, causing 971 deaths and more than 4,300 injuries. When combined, the total economic cost of natural disasters in the 10 years to 2016 has averaged $18.2 billion per year and is forecasted to reach $39 billion per year by 2050.
Globally, natural disasters are among the world’s greatest challenges:
2.5 billion people
directly affected since 2000
economic impact since 2003
over the past 30 years
In 2018 David Clark Cause launched Call for Code in a founding-partnership with IBM. The competition launched again recently and is a rallying cry to developers to use their skills to drive positive and long-lasting change across the world with their code.
In Sydney on 21 May we will be holding the first of a series of Call for Code Meetups, hosted by Bryan Knouse, winner of the 2018 Global Call for Code Challenge, as well as the Australian Red Cross and IBM Global CTO for IoT, John Wallicki, please join us as we share ideas and inspiration to help address these major Challenges. Register here to join us
The following day at Think Summit we are holding a Call for Code Design Thinking Session as part of Code @ Think, which is designed for developers to explore technologies and get hands-on development time. We will be joined by industry specialists, the IBM Garage team, Bryan Knouse and the Australian Red Cross.
If you’re a developer and would like to help change the world with your code I’d love for you to join us at Think Summit. You can register here.
Author: Amanda Johnston-Pell, Chief Marketing Officer A/NZ As of today, there are 16 sleeps before Think Summit – and yes, I’m counting down the days. My excitement stems from all the amazing speakers, sessions and workshops we have lined up. This year, we are bringing together some of the world’s leading visionaries, thinkers and change-makers. […]
Moments after the Project OWL team left the stage having won the Call for Code Global Prize in October 2018, CEO Bryan Knouse said his hope was the victory would help the team build more effectively and faster. He said the plan was to “continue to push this solution out to the people who need […]
Author: Iven Mareels, Lab Director of IBM Research – Australia Australia and New Zealand are among the most disaster-prone countries in the world, each year experiencing the wrath of bushfires, cyclones, floods and earthquakes. More than 9 million Australians have been impacted by a natural disaster or extreme weather event in the past 30 years, […]
For over 80 years, IBM has been working to solve some of the biggest issues facing Australia and New Zealand. Today IBM is helping doctors diagnose disease, predicting the latest fashion trends and creating better services for citizens.
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