Data scientists, entrepreneurs, researchers, and tech professionals around the world are stepping up the fight against COVID-19. The federal German government kicks off its hackathon (#WirvsVirus) this weekend, March 20th-22nd 2020. Data Natives is launching #HackCorona in its global community of data scientists.
Deutsche Telekom is joining this fight sharing people movement data with health authorities like the Robert-Koch-Institute, helping to fight coronavirus. The data is anonymous and aggregated – respecting Europe’s stringent privacy laws, making it possible to map concentrations and movements of people in ‘hot zones’ where COVID-19 has taken hold.
#HackCorona from Data Natives encourages participants to seek solutions for 4 specific problems:
The Telekom Data Intelligence Hub is directly supporting Data Natives and #HackCorona offering critical data analytics and data exchange infrastructure (see: hackcorona.world). The Data Intelligence Hub provides a cloud-based workspace with analytics tools and its expert data scientists are actively involved in the challenges.
Other worldwide challenges in the fight against the virus, Kaggle’s CORD-19 Research Challenge: https://www.kaggle.com/allen-institute-for-ai/CORD-19-research-challenge