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Engaging Open Source Developers to Develop Tech for Good through Code and Response™ with The Linux Foundation

  1. Engaging Open Source Developers to Create Tech for Good through Code and Response™ with The Linux Foundation @DanielKrook @DerekTeay
  2. What is Call for Code?
  3. A five-year program created by David Clark Cause with Founding Partner IBM, and in partnership with United Nations Human Rights and The Linux Foundation, Call for Code features an annual competition and is the largest tech-for-good challenge of its kind.
  4. Call for Code inspires developers to create practical, effective, and high- quality applications that can have an immediate and lasting impact on humanitarian issues as sustainable open source projects.
  5. Join a movement of: • 210,000+ problem solvers • 165+ nations • 8,000+ applications built Winners receive cash and deployment support to bring their solutions to life
  6. Each Call for Code winner has a future
  7. Code and Response™ with The Linux Foundation incubates Call for Code projects Projects that are improving FR and NFR Fortify Projects that are engaged with partners Test Early stage projects, fresh off event wins Build Projects that are nearing “graduation” Implement Call for Code idea creation Code and Response solution incubation Venture funding market development
  8. The 2018 winner
  9. Call for Code 2018 winner PROJECT OWL keeping first responders and victims connected in a natural disaster Technology: The IoT solution integrates IBM Watson Studio, Watson Cloud APIs, and Weather Company APIs on the IBM Cloud
  10. 10 Project OWL pilot deployment in Puerto Rico through Code and Response
  11. 11 Pilot tests in Loíza, San Juan, Isabela, and Comerío, Puerto Rico
  12. Project OWL deployment The 2018 winner in action Puerto Rico, March, October, December 2019 Project OWL has gone from winning Call for Code to implementing their solution through the IBM Code and Response initiative and releasing the ClusterDuck Protocol as a Linux Foundation project. Their first field test focused on deployment of the DuckLink IoT network, accessing it via mobile phones, and then observing data transmitting on the network in the OWL Incident Management dashboard. Organizations supporting the deployment included: • ITDRC • Engine-4 • University of Puerto Rico • Johnson & Johnson • Local government (San Juan, Bayamón, Isabela) • IBM Service Corps
  13. Engaging students from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
  14. The 2019 winner
  15. Call for Code 2019 winner PROMETEO Real-time and predictive analysis of what firefighters are exposed to in order to improve health outcomes Technology: The IoT solution integrates IBM Watson Studio, Kubernetes, Node-RED, and Cloudant on the IBM Cloud
  16. Ten devices tested with real-time info sent to IBM Cloud and analyzed at base camp
  17. Prometeo Controlled Burn The 2019 winner in action Barcelona, Spain – February 2020 This first field test with wildfire firefighters tested the capabilities of Prometeo’s devices as well as their dashboard. Prometeo deeply tested device and sensor functionality as well as the durability of the devices on 10 volunteer firefighters. The team received key feedback on how they could improve their solution and are moving on to the next of 3 additional milestones with the IBM Service Corps
  18. Prometeo continues to iterate on its third gen platform
  20. Our world
  21. 21 “The climate crisis is caused by us - and the solutions must come from us. We have the tools: technology is on our side.” António Guterres Secretary-General of the United Nations 37m people are severely effected by natural disasters every year. 1/4 of people are likely to live in chronic water shortage areas by 2050. 75% of earth’s carbon emissions are caused by our cities . *Background image: 2019 Call for Code Winner Prometeo’s field test, Barcelona, Spain, February 2020
  22. 22 “We are at a critical point in the global response to COVID-19 – we need everyone to get involved in this massive effort to keep the world safe.” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus WHO Director-General “…the disease that is ravaging our world.” -UN News “…now threatening all of humankind.” -UN News “…the true fight of our lives.” -UN News
  23. 23 Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus WHO Director-General COVID-19 has revealed limits of the systems we take for granted, compromising our health, our planet, and our survival. We’ve expanded the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge to take on COVID-19, while we remain steadfastly committed to combating climate change. Take on the most pressing issues of our time
  24. What our world needs to fight COVID-19
  25. Crisis Communication Remote Education Community Cooperation When a new disease emerges, communications systems are one of the first systems to be overwhelmed School closures & social distancing is leaving students at home for an indeterminate amount of time Understanding what is happening in your neighborhood & how you can give & get help is vital in uncertain times
  26. What our world needs to fight climate change
  27. Group Name / DOC ID / Month XX, 2018 / © 2018 IBM Corporation 27 60%of total greenhouse gas emissions are due to current energy methodologies 2B+people are living with risk of reduced access to freshwater resources 1Mpeople have died because of natural disasters since the turn of the century Energy SustainabilityWater Sustainability Disaster Resiliency
  28. Join the fight
  29. Build solutions that fight back. • Build & deploy solutions to help seize & reduce the impact of COVID-19 • Build & deploy solutions to help halt & reverse the impact of Climate Change Call for Code Founding Partner Call for Code Creator Call for Code Affiliate Call for Code Charitable Partner Call for Code Global has being expanded to address the COVID- 19 pandemic, with a focus on: • crisis communication • remote education • community cooperation In 2020, Call for Code is aligned to the UN 75th anniversary theme of climate change, with a focus on: • water sustainability • energy sustainability • disaster resiliency Join a movement of: • 210,000+ problem solvers • 165+ nations • 8,000+ applications built Have the chance to win: • $200,000 USD • Open Source support from The Linux Foundation • Meetings with mentors & potential investors • Implementation through Code and Response
  30. Build solutions that fight back. • Build & deploy solutions to help seize & reduce the impact of COVID-19 • Build & deploy solutions to help halt & reverse the impact of Climate Change
  31. Top 3 COVID-19 Solutions (so far!) The initial solutions that IBM will be supporting through deployment to take on COVID-19. But the challenge does not stop! Continue to fight back with your solutions! Safe Queue USA Are You Well? INDIA CovidImpact CANADA | KAZAKHSTAN | BANGLADESH| MEXICO Social distancing is tough when queueing outside. The Safe Queue app places you in line virtually. Small businesses bear the brunt of an economic downturn after a crisis. CovidImpact provides AI-tailored assistance. Detecting COVID-19 symptoms puts a lot of strain on an already-taxed medical system. Are You Well? empowers patients to self-assess and lets administrators see trends.
  32. Get involved
  34. Build with open technology – Starter kits COVID-19 Climate change
  35. Build with open technology – Technology starting points
  36. Find your team and connect with mentors in Slack
  37. That includes a complete README file and a compelling demo video which helps the judges clearly see the value of their solution. Create a project that can be deployed quickly and has a roadmap around the world, like what the previous winners - Project OWL and Prometeo - built in prior years. Document the problem you are solving in an effective way. Explain why its different than any existing project. Call for Code judges include technology and domain experts, so your submission should be easily understood by a broad audience. Submit your solution – Document it well
  38. The 2020 winner could be you