The winner of the first Call for Code Global Challenge keeps people connected after disasters.
Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico with enormous force in 2017, killing thousands of citizens and leaving ruined infrastructure across the island. According to Nazario Lugo, president of Puerto Rico’s Association of Emergency Managers, one of the biggest crises in the storm’s wake was communication. Telephone service was down; the island depended on one working radio station and a lot of improvisation.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. – On October 12, IBM announced that Team Prometeo was the winner of the Call for Code 2019 Global Challenge for creating a personal safety hardware-software solution that will help protect firefighters.