Jul 2, 2018
Today on SMACTalk Brian
and Daniel welcome a new
partner effort with IBM Call for Code welcoming David Clark, CEO of
David Clark Cause and Angel Diaz, IBM Vice President.
It isn't often enough that developers are recognized for the
work they do. Sure, they have built those pesky apps that help us
order books, coffee and listen to our favorite music anywhere we
have internet connectivity. However, too often we hear about the
negatives of programmers and developers. Those that are building
code to steal our data or use it maliciously to irritate us with
ads we don't want ad interruptions to our experiences.
David Clark, who has worked on causes with the great Mohammid
Ali and Nelson Mandela asked a different question. As a
non-technical person, he wanted to know how could technology and
code be used for good. With this, and a partnership with the UN, a
large venture capital firm, and IBM, Call for Code was
In this episode of SMACTalk, David and Angel share with the
community all about the Call for Code project. They discuss the
current state of the project, the successes to date, the movement
and how it is impacting society as a whole and then they peek into
the future of the movement.
With early focus being on how code can be developed to help
natural disasters, something that effects billions of people
worldwide, the project is off to a great start. So far, there are
code days aka hackathons going on in nearly 100 cities and interest
that goes well beyond that for more. For those interested in
learning more or participating as a developer or just as a social
activist, there are ways for all to get involved. For more
We hope that you will check out the movement, share the
podcast and get involved. It's social good meets big tech at its
best and we can't wait to see all the great ideas and projects that
developers worldwide create in the coming months.