IBM code challenge winner uses open source and IoT for disaster relief


The Linux Foundation announced Tuesday that it was hosting the open source IoT device firmware for Project OWL (organization, whereabouts and logistics), the winner of IBM’s “Call for Code” global challenge. The foundation is inviting developers worldwide to build mesh network nodes for global emergency communications networks for the challenge.

Organizers said Project OWL helps to quickly establish connectivity and improve communication between first responders and civilians in need-helping facilitate organization, whereabouts, and logistics during or after natural disasters. Project OWL’s IoT devices, “DuckLinks,” can be deployed or activated in a disaster.

[Source: TechRepublic]