IBM Call for Code Hackathon - April 26-27 – Cash Prizes!!

Special Event | April 27 | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

IBM invites you to attend a special Call for Code Hackathon on Friday, April 26 & Saturday, April 27. IBM is challenging university students to develop solutions for disaster response and resilience in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU). The timing could not be more critical. In 2018, natural disasters caused an estimated $155 billion in economic loss, impacting people around the globe. What if technology could help improve these figures? That’s exactly what Call for Code is setting out to do. It asks developers to work out how to use AI, Blockchain, Cloud, Data, and IoT technologies most effectively to improve communities’ disaster preparedness and resiliency.

During IBM’s Call for Code Hackathon, you will harness modern, emerging, and open source technologies, and IBM technical experts will engage with you to help bring your ideas to life. Students from winning teams will receive cash prizes and have the opportunity to participate in CGIU’s annual meeting to highlight their work and raise the profile of effective natural disaster response and resilience efforts.

Sign up for the challenge here:

Time: Check-in will be after 6:00pm on Friday and the event will conclude before 4:00 pm Saturday

Other: Meals and refreshments will be provided

Cash Prizes:
1st Place: $1,000
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $250

We hope that you can join us for this amazing opportunity and meet IBM developers and other talented UC Berkeley students! Our talent acquisition team will also be onsite for any recruiting
and job-related questions. Registration will close Monday, April 22, but there is a chance we will hit capacity sooner, so if you plan to attend please RSVP soon!

Please contact your campus recruiter, Stephanie Cartwright, with any questions regarding the hackathon