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With Bryan Knouse (Founder, Project OWL) & Nick Feuer (COO, Project OWL).
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 06:30 PM   Absolutely Free   LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Fl

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Call for Code is a multi-year global initiative that rallies developers to create practical, effective, & high-quality applications based on cloud, data, & artificial intelligence that can have an immediate & lasting impact on humanitarian issues.

Call for Code brings startup, academic, & enterprise developers together & inspires them to solve the most pressing societal issues of our time. The prototypes that are generated through Call for Code are incubated & deployed on the ground in areas of need through the IBM Code & Response program.

Come check out this event to learn more about Call for Code & hear from Project OWL - NYC Locals & Winners of Call for Code 2018 Global Challenge! The team was inspired by the images they saw of the devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, & sought to create a mechanism for civilians & first responders to stay connected in times of disaster.

You will learn more about their solution - A physical clusterduck network made of hubs that are powered by LoRa, easy to deploy, & solar-powered. This solution uses a mesh network that can send text-based communications using a central application & their data management system, using predictive analytics & multiple data sources to build a dashboard for first responders. Their solution bakes in the latest IBM Watson Studio, Watson Cloud APIs & Weather Company APIs - all built on the IBM Cloud!

Come spend an evening getting inspired by this team, learn how you can participate in Call for Code 2020, & join their efforts to build with them on their open source technology!

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Agenda :

6:30pm: Doors open, check-in, & get some food
6:45pm: Round-robin introductions & get to know each other
7:00pm - 8:30pm: Fireside Chat with Project OWL
8:30pm - 9:00pm - Q&A
9:00pm - Venue closes

About the Presenters :
Bryan Knouse (@bryanknouse) is a co-founder of Project OWL & is focused on building technology with impact. Bryan is committed to expanding the business opportunity of OWL, developing & improving the hardware DuckLinks, & is actively involved in the development of the OWL Data Management System in the cloud. Bryan previously spent years competing in hackathons around the globe & truly enjoys working alongside passionate, creative folks dedicated to building incredible technology. Bryan lives in & loves New York City.

Nick Feuer (@nickfeuer) is Co-Founder & COO of Project OWL.

Daniel Krook (@DanielKrook) is the Chief Technology Officer of Call for Code, a multiyear competition that inspires developers to create sustainable software solutions to the world's most pressing problems. He ensures that those ideas are delivered where they can make the greatest impact as CTO of the IBM Code & Response Initiative.
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