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GovTech featured Pace University in "Call for Code Challenge Names 2020 Winner"

10/16/2020

GovTech featured Pace University in "Call for Code Challenge Names 2020 Winner"

The winner of the 2020 Call for Code Awards — a civic tech competition sponsored and hosted primarily by IBM — is Agrolly, a team that used technology to make farming smarter.

The focus of the Call for Code challenge this year was two-pronged, asking participants to work on projects that address climate change as well as the impact of COVID-19. Agrolly used technologies such as IBM’s Watson in the service of a project that helps farmers do their work while better adapting to climate change. The Agrolly team consisted of members from across the globe, including Brazil, India, Mongolia and Taiwan, all of whom met at Pace University to create one application to benefit their communities. An overview of their work is available through a short video now. 

Agrolly will now receive a $200,000 prize and a chance to work with IBM experts as they move to incubate and develop Agrolly’s open source solution in a way that will allow other developers to help scale and improve the technology. 

IBM’s ultimate goal is to deploy the winning solution in the communities globally that need it most. More information about the competition is available on the Call for Code website.

Read the full GovTech article.