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Thursday, August 30 • 2:50pm - 4:50pm
Call for Code Workshop: Build An Open Source Application that Saves Lives Through Better Disaster Preparation - John Walicki & Daniel Krook, IBM; Trevor Riggen, Red Cross

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Were you one of the 2.5 billion people impacted by natural disasters since 2000? Ever wish you had better technology to prepare in advance or recover more quickly afterwards? Have an idea for an application that could make a difference ahead of a future crisis?

If so, we call on you to invest some time planning and developing a natural disaster preparedness solution based on the real-world experience and needs of subject matter experts in the field who deal with wildfires, earthquakes, and other challenges.

This two-hour workshop will equip you with open source technology from The Linux Foundation and cloud, data, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and machine learning services from IBM.

With that, you’ll have the tools you need to participate in the 2018 Call for Code Global Challenge.

Why attend?
  • Learn about the greatest natural disaster challenges that face the world today and gain insight into how to build effective technology solutions from subject matter experts.
  • Gain skills with The Linux Foundation open source projects and IBM cloud, data, AI, ML, and blockchain services.
  • Register for the 2018 Call for Code Global Challenge and have a shot at:
·        A $200,000 USD Cash Prize (or one of $70,000 in Runners Up Cash Prizes)
·        The inaugural Call for Code Global Prize
·        Long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation
·        A venture capitalist introduction and pitch opportunity with NEA
·        An offer to deploy the solution with the IBM Corporate Service Corps

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Daniel Krook

Senior Director of Developer Experience, CNCF
Daniel Krook is the Senior Director of Developer Experience at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (a part of the Linux Foundation). He is focused on better serving the maintainers, contributors, and users in the community of 150+ open source projects hosted by the CNCF. Founding... Read More →
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Trevor Riggen

Sr. Vice President, Disaster Cycle Services, American Red Cross
Trevor Riggen has been with the Red Cross for more than 12 years and has a reputation as a resourceful leader, who has been a key driver in implementing organizational changes throughout the country to improve disaster response and recovery. Before joining the Red Cross team in California... Read More →

John Walicki

CTO, IBM Global Technology Developer Advocacy
John Walicki is the CTO for IBM Global Technology Developer Advocacy and an IoT expert who inspires developers to build solutions with the powerful Watson IoT capabilities, Watson Cognitive APIs and IBM Cloud. He helps developers create custom IoT and embedded Linux solutions for... Read More →

Thursday August 30, 2018 2:50pm - 4:50pm PDT
Room 116/117