Esri And IBM Work Together To Tackle Climate Change Challenges With Call For Code

Esri and IBM work together to tackle climate change challenges with Call for Code

Esri , world leader in location intelligence, today announced that it will be participating in the 4th Annual Call for Code Global Challenge. did. Founded by David Clark Causes and launched in partnership with IBM, the United Nations Human Rights Department and the Linux Foundation, Call for Code is an open source technology that is fast-acting and sustainable for humanitarian issues. Aims to have a global impact.

In this year’s contest, software developers and innovators around the world will use data from open source software such as Red Hat OpenShift, IBM Cloud, IBM Watson, IBM Blockchain, and The Weather Company to weather the climate. Address the challenges of change.

Since its inception in 2018, Call for Code has involved a total of more than 400,000 developers and problem solvers from 179 countries to develop more than 15,000 applications. This year’s contest has three sub-themes related to climate change: water availability and consumption, food production and distribution, and economical production and consumption.

The winning team will be awarded a $ 200,000 prize and will develop the team’s technology from IBM Service Corps, technical experts and partners, open source the code for anyone to use, and publish it worldwide. Get help in the field to deploy your solution in the community.

As its role in the Call for Code Global Challenge, Esri provides each participating team with geospatial analytics software and resources in the following ways:

  • Free ArcGIS platform developer account
  • A $ 100 coupon that applies to participating teams’ ArcGIS accounts (limited to the first 100 teams). Get started with your solution in one fell swoop with cloud hosting, analytics processing, and location services.
  • Access to professional community support . You can interact with mentors who can help you with speeding up app development.

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David Cardella, Product Manager for Developer Technology at Esri, said: “Esri recently released a location platform product as a service that gives software developers easy access to geospatial technology.

Among the cases where we are actually using our software. Of particular interest to us is the development of apps that help solve climate change-related challenges: the flexibility and scalability to deliver content and capabilities to developers building next-generation geospatial solutions. We are pleased to offer you excellent location and service. ”

Willie M. Tejada, IBM’s Chief Developer Advocate and General Manager of ISVs / Build Ecosystems, said: “We are pleased to work with Esri and our global ecosystem in the 2021 Call for Code Global Challenge to promote, develop and deploy climate change solutions. Climate change is a huge challenge. Yes, immediate and lasting impact requires the participation of world-renowned humanitarian issues experts, business leaders, and technical partners such as Esri. ”

The uniqueness of Call for Code is that it influences the field through its deployment in communities around the world. Last year’s winning solution, Agrolly, helped smallholders by providing weather and crop yield forecasts and recommendations.

Agriculture is an industry that is particularly vulnerable to climate change because it is affected by rainfall and temperature. Since October, Agrolly’s team has expanded the reach of solutions to new markets, providing hands-on training to more than 500 farmers trying and using the app as a climate change countermeasure in rural areas of Mongolia, India and Brazil. is provided.

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