2022 Call for Code Global Challenge

<h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size: 24px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The Protecting our Environment Challenge Accelerator begins September 14th! Submissions are due by September 28th. For more info -&nbsp;</span><a href="https://callforcode-platform.bemyapp.com/#/sponsors/challenge-accelerator" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"></a><span style="font-size: 24px; color: rgb(44, 130, 201);"><a href="https://callforcode-platform.bemyapp.com/#/sponsors/challenge-accelerator" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><u>click here</u></a></span><span style="font-size: 24px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">.</span></h1><h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><br></h1><h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Learn where to get started</h1><h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span class="fr-video fr-deletable fr-fvc fr-dvb fr-draggable" contenteditable="false" draggable="true"><iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iuh2qiI1D_M?&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" class="fr-draggable"></iframe></span><br></h1><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><br></p><p dir="ltr" id="isPasted" style="line-height:1.656;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:18pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#0f62fe;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">About the Global Challenge</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:600;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">How can technology improve sustainable production, consumption, and management of resources, reduce pollution creation, and protect biodiversity to create a greener future?</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br>As part of the 5th annual Call for Code Global Challenge, design and build an open source solution in the cloud to take on a sustainability issue. We're calling on teams of developers and problem solvers to leverage open innovation and develop technology solutions that address specific global sustainability problems in unique, clearly demonstrable ways. The top Global Challenge solution receives implementation support from IBM and the Call for Code ecosystem to make a real impact in the communities with the greatest need.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">As the United Nations recently emphasized in their&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg3/" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#1155cc;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none;text-decoration-skip-ink:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">2022 climate report</span></a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">, impactful sustainability actions are needed now to curb the worst consequences of climate change. Sustainability practices and solutions need to benefit all communities, but especially those communities that have been marginalized and polluted in the past. Technology is key, as it can provide effective, scalable solutions to address sustainability challenges.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">By participating in the Global Challenge, in addition to the chance to win prizes and implementation support, you’ll build critical skills for yourself and your team and contribute to projects that have the potential to help our planet.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:13.999999999999998pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Build tech solutions for a greener future.</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br><br></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#0f62fe;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Your Global Challenge solution should address one of the&nbsp;diverse challenges aligned to sustainability:<br></span></p><ul style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;padding-inline-start:48px;"><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Improve the ability to measure, analyze, or take decisive action on&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">carbon emissions</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Improve access to affordable and reliable&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">clean energy</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Improve&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">supply chain</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;transparency and traceability to bring fast and accurate visibility to sustainability issues where they arise</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Address issues of&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">water&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">scarcity and quality</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Reduce volume of and demand for materials that create the biggest&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">waste</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;footprint (plastics, electronics, food, textile), and encourage reuse/recycle opportunities</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Build effective and efficient ways to quantifiably promote, preserve, and protect&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">biodiversity</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Reduce global&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">food insecurity</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;through, as examples, improvements to distribution or sustainable farming practices</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style='list-style-type: disc; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "IBM Plex Sans", sans-serif; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;'>Build equitable access to <strong>sustainability solutions,&nbsp;</strong><strong>education</strong><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">job opportunities</span></li></ul><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;padding:0pt 0pt 12pt 0pt;"><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#0f62fe;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Judging criteria</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Each submission will be scored based on the following criteria with a minimum score of 0 and maximum score of 20 points, with the final score being the average of the judges’ scores.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-left: 36pt;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">● &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Completeness and transferability (5 points)</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-left: 36pt;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">● &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Effectiveness and efficiency (5 points)</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-left: 36pt;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">● &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Design and usability (5 points)</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-left: 36pt;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">● &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Creativity and innovation (5 points)</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-left: 36pt;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#0f62fe;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Global Challenge submission requirements</span></p><ul style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;padding-inline-start:48px;"><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">A publicly accessible link to&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">your code</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;repository</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">A publicly accessible link to a&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">three-minute demo video</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">A&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">500 word description</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;of your solution including the real-world problem you identified and the technological solution you created</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">A solution&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">roadmap</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;in the form of a powerpoint or slide presentation</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">List one or more&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">IBM Cloud Services or IBM Systems technology</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;used in the solution</span></p></li></ul><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Note:</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;All code developed for this competition must be fresh and developed during the contest window (April 26, 2022 - October 31, 2022).&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#ff0000;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br>Please review the&nbsp;</span><a href="https://bit.ly/callforcodeglobalparticipantagreement" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#1155cc;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none;text-decoration-skip-ink:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Participant Agreement</span></a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#0f62fe;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">for more guidelines on submission requirements.&nbsp;</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;padding:0pt 0pt 12pt 0pt;"><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#0f62fe;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Benefits of participation</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:13.999999999999998pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#434343;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Register for the global challenge to participate, and receive access to:<br></span></p><ul style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;padding-inline-start:48px;"><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">A trial&nbsp;</span><a href="https://callforcode-platform.bemyapp.com/#/insights/6259f0f5afa02f003225cb10" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="text-decoration:none;" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#1155cc;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none;text-decoration-skip-ink:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">IBM Cloud account</span></a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;for 2022 that provides access to many free services without a credit card, including the ability to create Kubernetes clusters</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">An&nbsp;</span><a href="https://sb-auth.skillsbuild.org/login?referer=skills.yourlearning.ibm.com&learning_path=https:%2F%2Fskills.yourlearning.ibm.com%2Factivity%2FPLAN-73DD1E353547&response_type=code&redirect_uri=https:%2F%2Fskills.yourlearning.ibm.com%2Foauth%2Fcallback&scope=openid%20email&client_id=yl-internal-adopter" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#1155cc;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none;text-decoration-skip-ink:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">exclusive skills learning plan</span></a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;to learn about the latest cloud and other technologies, professional development skills, and sustainability resources&nbsp;</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Exclusive&nbsp;</span><a href="https://github.com/Call-for-Code/CFC-IBM-Weather-APIs" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#1155cc;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none;text-decoration-skip-ink:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">The Weather Company APIs</span></a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;to use during the Global Challenge</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Toolkits, APIs, and data sets from Call for Code sponsors to use when building your solution</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Challenge Accelerator events to fast-track your project and become eligible for additional prizes&nbsp;</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Live and on-demand thematic and&nbsp;</span><a href="https://callforcode-platform.bemyapp.com/#/conferences" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#1155cc;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none;text-decoration-skip-ink:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">technical sessions</span></a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;led by subject matter experts</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Mentors, team-building resources, and discussion with other participants</span></p></li></ul><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#0f62fe;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Challenge Accelerators</span><span style="font-size:13.999999999999998pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#0f62fe;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span> <meta charset="utf-8" id="isPasted"><span id="isPasted" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Throughout the competition our corporate sponsors will be hosting Challenge Accelerators.&nbsp;</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><br></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: 18px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Dates:</span></strong><span style="font-size: 18px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><br></span></p><p id="isPasted"><span style="font-size: 18px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">1 - 15 June, 2022 – Call for Code Equitable Access for Sustainability Challenge Accelerator</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 18px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">13 - 17 July, 2022 – Call for Code Green Practices Challenge Accelerator</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 18px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">14 - 28 September, 2022 – Call for Code Protecting our Environment Challenge Accelerator</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><br></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">For details, see the&nbsp;</span> <a href="https://callforcode-platform.bemyapp.com/#/sponsors/challenge-accelerator"></a><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;"><a href="https://callforcode-platform.bemyapp.com/#/sponsors/challenge-accelerator"><u>Challenge Accelerators Page</u></a>.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="isPasted" style="font-size:16pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#0f62fe;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Team Formation</span><span style="font-size:13.999999999999998pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#0f62fe;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Looking for a team to join, or other team members? Visit the <a href="https://callforcode-platform.bemyapp.com/#/insights/626d827c20b26e003e08f348" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><u>Team Formation resource page</u></a> for more details.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><br></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><hr><p><br></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:20pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#0f62fe;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Challenge timeline</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:600;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Tuesday | April 26th, 2022</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#0f62fe;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:600;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Registration opens!&nbsp;</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:600;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Thursday | May 12, 2022 – Global Challenge Kickoff</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Competition and Global Challenge overview @ 12:00 PM (EDT)</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:600;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Wednesday | May 25, 2022 – Challenge Accelerator Preview and Team Formation</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Team formation/best practices overview @ 12:00 PM (EDT)</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#0f62fe;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:600;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br>Challenge Accelerators</span></p><hr><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><br></p><p id="isPasted"><span style="font-size: 18px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><strong>1 - 15 June, 2022 – Call for Code Equitable Access for Sustainability Challenge Accelerator</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 18px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><strong>13 - 17 July, 2022 – Call for Code Green Practices Challenge Accelerator</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 18px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><strong>14 - 28 September, 2022 – Call for Code Protecting our Environment Challenge Accelerator</strong></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><br></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#0f62fe;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:600;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Submission deadline</span></p><hr><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><br></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:700;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">Monday | October 31st, 2022 – Project submission deadline</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;@11:59 PM (PDT)</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">(late submissions will not be accepted)</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:600;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">November 1 - 18, 2022 – Judging</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:600;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">November/December 2022 – Finalists announced</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">&nbsp;</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;background-color:#f5f6fa;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:'IBM Plex Sans',sans-serif;color:#222222;background-color:#f5f6fa;font-weight:600;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;">November/December 2022 – Winners announced</span></p>