IBM invests $25m in tech-based emergency response

Four-year initiative will develop open source technology to speed natural disaster speed recovery

The Code and Response is supported by hundreds of IBM employees as part of the IBM Corporate Service Corps.
The Code and Response is supported by hundreds of IBM employees as part of the IBM Corporate Service Corps.

IBM has announced a new $25 million, four-year initiative to build, fortify, test, and implement open source technology solutions at scale to speed recovery in the wake of natural disasters

The Code and Response is supported by hundreds of IBM employees as part of the IBM Corporate Service Corps, as well as government and NGO partners to put those technologies to work saving lives.

A new partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative University will also help provide college-age developers with the skills and resources they need to turn their ideas into action.

Code and Response will include implementation partners such as the non-profit Information Technology Disaster Resource Centre who will offer feedback on Project Owl’s hardware and software configuration. The ITDRC will provide guidance in Puerto Rico based on their experience restoring network access on the island since hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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