Neighbourhood Technology Desk/Avi Arya: IBM has announced a partnership with several technology giants as part of its “Call for Code Global Initiative” in order to create solutions for reducing the aftermath of natural disasters. The programme launched by the IBM in May 2018 now includes Persistent Systems, Invest India, Wipro Limited, Capgemini and NASSCOM.
Its aim is to bring start-ups, academic and enterprise developers all together in order to solve the most pressing social issues of our time. Being part of the programme, IBM provides access to Cloud, data, artificial intelligence (AI) and Block chain technologies, along with training and code to the developers.
There have been over 300 events in 50 cities around the world in addition to the “Call for Code” days that are across 13 IBM Development Labs which are in eight different countries to help in engaging the developers. India has held 40 similar events across all major cities in the country which includes Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Gurugram and Chennai.