By Willie Tejada, GM and Chief Developer Advocate at IBM
There are about 23 million software developers in the world, with the talent, tools, and drive to take on the planet’s greatest challenges. That’s exciting, but also overwhelming. How do we collaborate to help direct that power to the most pressing needs? How do we harness the power of community and point it toward a movement? We believe three basic elements could help drive innovation and have a major impact: a focused problem statement, a starter kit to get participants up and running, and an inspirational example to help them reach the finish line.
Last year, we shared a problem statement and call to action through the inaugural Call for Code Global Challenge. We called on software developers to contribute their skills and time to focus on creating solutions to natural disasters — and they showed up in a big way. Developers from 156 nations built more than 2,500 applications to help communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters.
This year, we wanted to take the next step and accelerate innovation by offering developers a starting point. We were honored to work with experts from the United Nations Human Rights Office …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech