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2020 Global Call for Code - Climate Change Coders Wanted

Monique Finley

Posted on March 1, 2020

RESQ is currently designing two apps for climate change. We're a small team and we'd love help (we'll be putting our ideas and code on Github) or to see someone build these. I don't know that we'll have the capacity to build them in the time frame required for the contest. We'll be working on them over the next year. If you've got the ability to bust out something in the submission window we wish you luck!! And, ask you to link to us, so we can help share what you build. The basic RESQ ideas are below:

1. Connect RESQers with waste redirection points (restaurants, markets, festivals, conferences, etc) to stop food before it becomes waste. We imagine this'll require using Google Maps (or, whatever) with a reporting feature that connects [event organizers] with RESQers.

2. Connect people seeking Carbon Offsets with away to pay for tree seedlings to go to farmers who donate their excess wood to low income families (we're thinking that OpenCollective is perfect for part of the process). The UI would be for the farmers & low income families to interact as a kind of a classifieds for Carbon Offsets through wood redistribution.
$200,000 Grand Prize
$25,000 1st & 2nd Runners Up
$10,000 3rd & 4th Runners Up

Xavier Damman

Posted on March 10, 2020

I didn’t know about this challenge. Thanks for sharing.
@Daniel @Michael something to consider for 

Jah Mali

Posted on March 12, 2020

Interesting project! I hope you'll find people to work on this asap.

@Xavier: About Call for Code, (have just browsed the website) I'm not sure Open Collective Community itself could be seen as a "solution against climate change". I suspect that they are looking at solutions having immediate effects:

Call for Code calls on innovators to create practical, effective, and high-quality applications based on one or more IBM Cloud™ services (for example, web, mobile, data, analytics, AI, IoT, or weather) that can have an immediate and lasting impact on humanitarian issues.
For sure we could explain how Open Collective Community can help change communities, but we are a facilitator, not a "on-the-ground project" itself.

Let me know @Xavier if you still feel we should submit our project.

Xavier Damman

Posted on March 12, 2020

No it’s good then. Thanks for looking at it!

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