Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 60 - Page 66

PARTICIPATING IN CALL FOR CODE HAS PROVIDED US AT QUALIS LABS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE OUR COMMUNITY BY BUILDING A SOLUTION THAT WILL MAKE THE COMMUNITY BETTER .
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Now in its fourth year , Call for Code has generated more than twenty thousand solutions built using a combination of open source-powered software such as Red Hat OpenShift , IBM Cloud , IBM Watson and IBM Blockchain , as well as data from IBM ’ s The Weather Company and developer resources and

PARTICIPATING IN CALL FOR CODE HAS PROVIDED US AT QUALIS LABS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE OUR COMMUNITY BY BUILDING A SOLUTION THAT WILL MAKE THE COMMUNITY BETTER .

APIs from partners like Esri and Twilio . Fourteen Call for Code projects have been open sourced in collaboration with The Linux Foundation . Since its launch in 2018 , the movement has grown to more than 500,000 developers and problem solvers across 180 nations , reflecting the reality that challenges like climate change and COVID-19 demand solutions that work on the local level , but also have the ability to scale and help any community , anywhere .
“ At IBM , we do our best to apply data , knowledge , computing power , and insights to solve difficult problems . The regional winners , Mavuno Link , have embodied the Call for Code Challenge to have developers ambitiously tackle the pressing issues we are currently facing during this pandemic using the power of Cloud , Digital , AI , blockchain and IoT . I look forward to seeing this application deployed across the region and would encourage other developers in Kenya and across the region , to submit their solutions to the next challenge as we aim to work together to solve some of the world ’ s most pressing issues ,” said Caroline Mukiira Country General Manager , East Africa , IBM . p
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