Tech Community Response

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Technologist Collectives 

🌏🔗https://covid.riat.at/corona
Open Source approaches to collaboratively conquer the pandemic. We are collecting Free and Open Source Hardware, as well as DIY and engineering approaches to fight COVID-19.

🌏🔗 https://covid.mattermore.io
Mattermore is a crowdsourced "problem bank" for COVID-19 responses. Share & discover problems that need to be solved to save lives, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19. Connect with people with similar interests.

🌏🔗https://airtable.com/shrt5V5Xdni4uiKV8 
DisasterTech. Open collective of people who create sustainable technologies to help people and organisations in crisis situations. Join a project or submit ideas.

🌏🔗https://teamup.network/
A community forum that connects different technologists around the world to share ideas and work on problems. Main focus is COVID-19.

🌏🔗http://radicalengineers.com/
Radical Engineers acts as the bridge between developers and altruistic projects. It is shifting its focus to Coronavirus-related projects. If you want to volunteer your time, they have a couple of projects related to Coronavirus. They are also looking for Coronavirus-themed projects if you want to suggest any.

🌏🔗https://bit.ly/3bizew3
List of COVID-19-related Slack / Discord / Telegram workspaces (+ hackathons).

🇬🇧🇪🇺🔗https://join.slack.com/t/corona-emergency/shared_invite/zt-cms2o7rm-FtmF~455wnm6ce108Gqggg
Directory of volunteer tech/product talent.

🌏🔗https://join.slack.com/t/campaignlabhq/shared_invite/zt-59tfivxt-jdL_hUogs6LjyWqH95Jzeg Campaign Lab Coronavirus Slack. Channel of a group of technologists who are keen to help.

🌏🔗https://medium.com/data-stewards-network
Open network of people, largely working in the private sector, who use data and expertise to organise projects with public value.

🌏🔗https://ecosystemsurvivalteam.slack.com/join/shared_invite/zt-csl4w278-YB7r~DJl_GLUhTEEw1Tjjg 
Ecosystem Survival Team. Slack workspace for startup ecosystem builders and hubs to share experiences and tools to keep their ecosystems working during the Coronavirus crisis. Organised by Startup Heatmap Europe.

🌏🔗https://www.datavisualizationsociety.com/covid-19
The Data Visualization Society is pairing data visualisation specialists with health experts to help the experts present data in a useful way.

🌏🔗https://www.coronasafe.in/
A crowd-sourced guide to staying safe during the Coronavirus outbreak. 

🌏🔗httpoi://design2fightcovid19.com/
Los innovadores nos ponemos al servicio de quienes dirigen la lucha: enfermeras, médicos, y otros profesionales que trabajan en los hospitales, en los socio-sanitarios y en la atención primaria. Os estáis dejando la piel y arriesgando la vida por todos. ¿En qué os podemos ayudar?

🌏🔗https://singularityhub.com/2020/03/15/coronavirus-seven-ways-collective-intelligence-is-tackling-the-pandemic/ 
List of collective-intelligence projects that are helping to tackle Coronavirus. Could be useful categories for some other lists, e.g. social media mining.

🌏🔗 https://www.stemvcovid19.com
Connects STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) experts with technology companies tackling COVID-19. All support is pro-bono.

🌏🔗https://www.startupsvscovid.com/
Tools for startups in India that are building tools to fight Coronavirus.

*NEW* 🌏🔗http://bit.ly/covidtechfugees
Techfugees is collecting data on 1/ covid-19 in refugee camps & communities across the world (impact and actions on the ground), 2/ how resettlement and asylum policies are adapting and 3/ listing all projects that are currently *still* supporting refugees with technology that need support / or would benefit from your #StayAtHome support. 

Technologist Curated Libraries and Resources

🇬🇧🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/
Coronavirus Handbook. Technologists creating the definitive handbook for the outbreak.

🔗https://civictech.guide/coronavirus/
Catalogue of virtual events, funding opportunities, and collaborative civic tech projects that will try to help the world respond and recover.

🌏🔗http://covtech.org
List of technological initiatives to defeat COVID-19.

🇬🇧🔗https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCWx0KLrqRJPO0g_JRM8q_TWYE2YQRFKqogxDP1jgroeR1BA/viewform
Join the Tech for UK Community. We are now working closely with the volunteers behind the Coronavirus Tech Handbook.

🇬🇧🔗https://codeforall.org/
🗣https://codefornl.slack.com/
Code for All is an international network of organisations providing support for Peer Learning, Co-creation, Redeploying tools, etc.

🇺🇸🔗https://www.endcoronavirus.org/
Aims to minimise the impact of COVID-19 by providing useful data and guidelines. By the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) and collaborators.

🌏🔗https://codevscovid19.devpost.com/submissions
List of data science projects that aim to defeat COVID-19.

🌏🔗https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_COVID-19
🌏🔗https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/COVID-19
Information and updates on Wikimedia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

🌏🔗https://sourceful.co,uk
List of community Google docs (like this one) about the virus. Some of the documents are very high quality and updated daily.

🌏🔗http://www.civictechhub.org/
Created during the German #Wirvsvirus Government Hackathon, CivicTechHub is a gateway to and bridge between civic tech communities which can combat global crises, such as COVID-19. 

🌏🔗https://covid-aware.github.io/covid-aware-list/
Curated page containing educational resources to combat COVID-19.

🌏🔗http://cosmism.blogspot.com/2020/03/from-tracing-to-preemption.html
From contract tracing to preemption.

🌏🔗https://www.yoti.com/covid-19/
Company that does identity authentication, for people or documents, is offering its services for free during the pandemic.

Funding

Please see: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/funding

Hackathons 

🔗https://labs.ripe.net/Members/becha/hackathons-in-the-time-of-corona
📅 Deadline (Ongoing)
To continue collaborative creation, let's challenge ourselves to make the longest hackathon: an on-going on-line open-data analysis of the health of the Internet during the COVID-19 crisis.

🔗https://hackathon.gogcrc.org/
📅 Deadline (Ongoing)
Ongoing Hackathon crowdsourcing solutions to rapidly develop and deploy technology for the most relevant pain points of the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

🇬🇧🔗https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/health-security-pandemics
📅 Deadline 18 June 2020
How can communities around the world prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health threats?

🌏🔗https://covidathon.devpost.com/
📅 Deadline Phase 1 until 30 April, Phase 2 until 1 June 2020
A hackathon that wants to build solutions for COVID-19 that respect privacy and that use AI & Blockchain.

CommonVC
🌏🔗https://civictech.guide/listing/the-coronavirus-hackathon-april-18-19/
📅 Deadline 18 19 April 2020
We will use the hackathon concept to come up with new products, business models, policy and campaigns by encouraging cross-pollination of ideas.

🌏🔗 http://thecoronavirushackathon.com
📅 Deadline 18 - 19 April 2020
New products/ policy/ campaigns and business models to solve the Coronavirus aftermath.

🌏🔗https://hackcov19.com
📅 Deadline 10 - 12 April 2020
Azerbaijan is running a global hackathon.

🌏🔗https://www.hackthecrisis.se/
📅 Deadline 3 - 6 April 2020
Hackathon for all parts of society – public sector, private sector, academia, non-profit organizations and citizens - that want to find COVID-19 solutions for Sweden and the world.

🌏🔗https://www.producthunt.com/makers-festival/wfh
📅 Deadline 26 March - 18 April 2020
Product Hunt's Makers Festival with a focus on COVID-19.

🌏🔗https://hackquarantine.com/ 
📅 Deadline 23 March to 12 April 2020
Online hackathon. Working with medical professionals and industry to help hackers improve health, remote working and services for vulnerable people.

🇨🇳🇬🇧🇺🇸🔗http://www.hackcovid.org/
📅 Deadline see site
Combine tech, medicine, entrepreneurship, and education to defeat Coronavirus.

🌏🔗 http://garage48.org/hackthecrisis/
📅 Deadline ongoing
Virtual hackathons, organiser Slacks and how-to-host toolset. Organise, participate in and support the events.

🌏🔗https://www.kaggle.com/search?q=coronavirus
📅 Deadline ongoing
Coronavirus projects on Kaggle, mostly forecasting and epidemiology.

🇵🇱🔗https://join.slack.com/t/2019-ncov-hackathon/shared_invite/zt-ckubrfcx-PeBk8OgQuhE7ihNP8omQCg
📅 Deadline ongoing
Slack for Polish hackathon.

🇬🇧🔗https://www.ucl.ac.uk/research/domains/sites/research_domains/files/call_for_researchers_to_work_on_icu_vital_sign_data_to_understand_covid19_chimera.pdf
📅 Deadline 20 March 2020
Call by University College London for data scientists, mathematical modellers and more to help doctors care for patients critically ill with COVID-19.

🔗https://www.guaana.com/challenges/d2PibqwzsvPqYQ4ED/results/9okG4Qqz82XugNZJ5
Estonia's online Coronavirus hackathon.

🇬🇧🔗https://techforce19.uk/
The NHS Digital Transformation team (NHSX) is calling on all innovators who can help the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solution.

🌏🔗https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/diybio/F_y2WsfEJog
DIYBio Google group.

🔗https://www.guaana.com/ 
For running online hackathons. Submission, evaluation, and results process.

🇧🇪🔗https://www.hackthecrisis.be
📅 Deadline 27 - 29 March 2020.
Hack the crisis (virtual).

🇩🇪🔗https://wirvsvirushackathon.org/weiterfuehrung-2/
📅 Deadline 20 - 22 March 2020.
Online Hackathon held

🔗https://hackaday.com/2020/03/12/ultimate-medical-hackathon-how-fast-can-we-design-and-deploy-an-open-source-ventilator/?fbclid=IwAR2oIOeqWPOib1u04HnJB8zN_GWC9XRxs9XeNdNkpiISKPHUm128DTY-W3o
📅 Deadline
Ultimate Medical Hackathon- “How fast can we design and deploy an open source ventilator?” This led to the development of a facebook group, called Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies.

🔗https://www.hackfromhome.com/about
📅 Deadline 4 - 5 April 2020
Hack From Home: Virtual hackathon sponsored by Dataswift, and organised by the Ethical Tech Alliance, HAT-LAB, and others. The themes or strands are Citizen Science, Community Health, and Mass Co-ordination. 

🔗🌍https://theglobalhack.com/
📅 Deadline 9 - 11 April 2020
The Global Hack is an online hackathon designed to share and rapidly develop ideas for urgently needed solutions in the face of the current crisis, as well as to build resilience post-pandemic. Our prize pool for the best ideas is 120k euros.

🔗🌍https://covid19challenge.mit.edu/
📅3-4 April 2020
Build a solution for the COVID-19 crisis- MIT is hosting a series of challenges to empower YOU to take action on the COVID-19 crisis.

🔗https://www.digitalyouthwork.eu/
Digital Youth work. Includes projects and hackathons

Tools for Developers

Privacy-Protecting Implementation Guidelines

See also: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/self-reporting

Infrastructure


🌏🔗https://app.jogl.io/project/118#about
JOGL open-source detection protocol. Developing and sharing open source methodologies to safely test for the presence of COVID-19 using multiple approaches. 

🇷🇴🔗https://code4.ro/en/apps/stam-acasa/
Code for Romania is working on Stam Acasa ('We Stay Home'). Centralisation and monitoring of the condition of people under auto-isolation through questionnaires that they complete daily online. Donate here.

🇫🇷🔗https://blog.lifen.fr/posts/fightcovid19-a-platform-for-treating-patients-diagnosed-with-covid-19 
Open source scalable platform for remote digital / mobile monitoring and coordination of care for hospital command centres.
Tool demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwDJNR6SKmI&feature=emb_logo 
Github sources: https://github.com/lifen-labs/covid 

🌏🔗https://covoucher20.org
We are mitigating the economic effects of lockdowns and supporting local businesses by letting consumers buy vouchers to use after the crisis. If the Great Depression is any guide, millions of people are at risk of losing their homes, and we need those homes to contain the virus.

🇬🇧🔗https://www.cinapsis.org/
This tool for clinicians is already in use in the UK in primary and secondary care. It can be used to train health visitors, nurses and retired clinicians to follow best practices for COVID-19 care. The tool includes direct access to NHS messaging (to relay positive COVID-19 diagnosis to the NHS).

🇬🇧🔗http://feebris.com/ 
Feebris builds AI tools that improve access to early diagnosis for the most vulnerable patients. A mobile app helps users detect diseases using the latest medical sensors. Their mission is to relieve pressure on the NHS by preventing hospitalisations from conditions that could have been treated earlier at home.

🔗 https://www.cleanai.co/solutions
Clean AI offers AI-powered solutions for cleaning. This startup helps institutions ensure hygiene standards, e.g. across transport, hotels, restaurants and places of worship. 

🔗 https://synthetic.network/
A prototype of a deep learning tool to diagnose frontal chest X-ray images and recognise bacterial pneumonia, viral pneumonia and Coronavirus. The website was developed to show people how deep learning tools work.

🔗 https://developer.digi.me
Software Developments Kits (SDKs) for developers to connect to individuals and request their consent to share their personal data. Options for sharing personal data include pre-defined data sources such as medical records (UK, US & Iceland with Netherlands launching soon), health & fitness (Fitbit, Garmin, Google Fit), social media, finance and entertainment data.

https://github.com/coyotespike/covid19-images
World's largest collection of COVID-19 radiology images, for diagnosis/prognosis using machine learning. Needs data processing, and assembling into datasets.

🇬🇧🔗https://www.gov.uk/government/news/geospatial-commission-to-release-core-identifiers-under-open-government-licence
"Just like everyone has a national insurance number and every vehicle a number plate, every address has a Unique Property Reference Number and every street has its own Unique Street Reference Number". This system is to become a standard in the UK for referring to properties.

Non-technical Collectives and Activists 

🔗https://jessicasand.com/ux/creating-tech-resources-for-disaster-response/
Creating Tech Resources for Disaster Response: What to Consider.

🇺🇸🔗http://www.coronavirusnetwork.org/ 
Coronavirus Support Network. To aid frontline groups responding to the Coronavirus outbreak in ways that will save lives.

🇬🇧🔗thecoronacrisis.org
An open community for medical experts, innovators, entertainers & community volunteers who want to unite and support each other against Coronavirus.