The idea for Wildfire.Report was born out of previous work the Kenji Kato had done in response to Wildfires that occurred in WA and CA starting as far back as 2014. The idea itself came into sharper focus as a prototype during the 2018 Call for Code global developer challenge. As part of the inaugural year IBM had a documentary crew select several teams to follow during the competition. Kenji and Wildfire.Report were one of those teams that they followed for the documentary. You can watch the trailer for the IBM Original Code & Response here.