Update: I decided to withdraw from applying to the code challenge. Upon seeing the circumstances, I will be sacrificing the time to learn and I have preserved for blockchain and web development and that I could not be doing. I learned of the program just yesterday and the time constraints won’t be favorable to the project. I’ll just join the next year’s challenge.😁

I stumbled on a YouTube video today that promotes a Global Initiative done by IBM referred to as Call for code. For 2018, the Call for Code Global Challenge asks developers to create solutions that significantly improve preparedness for natural disasters and relief when they hit in order to safeguard the health and well-being of communities. The competition will be judged on the following categories:

  • Completeness and transferability
    How fully has the idea been implemented? Can it achieve an impact in the field? Can it be transferred elsewhere?
  • Effectiveness and efficiency
    Does the solution address a high priority area? Does it achieve its goal effectively and efficiently? Can it scale?
  • Design and usability
    How good is the design, user experience, and ease of use of the solution? How quickly can it be put to use?
  • Creativity and innovation
    How unique was the approach to solving a long-standing or previously intractable problem?

I decided to join the competition. It is an opportunity to discover new ways of addressing our current problems in the Philippines in the field of disaster response. This is a great way to learn and grow my skills in blockchain technology and hyperledger while using this new found super powers to provide long lasting positive impact.

The deadline is September 28th, so I have 23 days to create a prototype. . I wonder where will this decision take me?😳

visit my website: https://migueldeguzman.github.io

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