#HackfromHome - an anti-viral virtual hackathon.

We’re giving people a chance to respond with action, working together to improve the lives of everyone affect by the Coronavirus. Our goal is to band together to help communities, patients, and their families better using what we know best - technology.

If possible, these ideas should preserve the privacy of individuals through the use of Personal Data Accounts. For more information on Personal Data Accounts read this.



Application to notify medical facilities of donated or available supplies and resources

With hospitals already experiencing a shortage of PPE, ventilators and other equipment, and a new surge of Covid-19 patients expected to come, volunteers and organisations are beginning to focus attention on making homemade masks, 3d-printed ventilators and plastic shields, as well as donating supplies that they may have had collected previously. My idea is an application which serves as a consolidation of where these resources might be available for health workers and medical facilities, as well as opportunities for people who wish to volunteer their services or resources but aren't sure how. Perhaps a function for collective projects to volunteer your time and energy, or simply donate money to groups and organisations. I think people want to help and assist our health heroes at this time, but many aren't sure how, and there is only so much an individual can do, but collectively we can do so much more.

  • Gretchen Young
  • Mar 31 2020
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