#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.



Corona Virus Flashcards

What is it?

A centralised location to find key educational tool to learn about topics not just to do with this Pandemic but also future outbreaks.

It will be primarily put into a form which can be easily learnt/revised using Anki a cross platform app specifically designed for long term knowledge retention. But we will also create a website so that it is easily viewable and portable to any form. We hope to make the dataset in such a reusable format that any people who wish to use the content in their own application need to only point to the centralised location. This will help with providing updates directly instead of just a static website.

This will be a community driven project to ensure most accurate information and that corrections can be easily provided. We hope to translate this into as many languages as possible to make it as accessible as possible to a wider variety of people.

Who is it for?

General public - To help people learn about the topic during this epidemic & so that knowledge is retained to prevent lessons being forgotten in the future

Teachers - Can be used in a course curriculum for students

Developers - Many applications to do with the outbreak will need to so we hope to make the data easily integratable into an in-app FAQ or so it can be used during a loading screen for example

Students - To learn about the various topics that this situation presents

Flashcard content will be published under suitable open source licenses so that they can be improved and built upon so that people do not need to reinvent the wheel when trying to learn or teach about these topics.

Initial chapters to be created (but we are open to additional suggestions)

  1. Glossary of terms

  2. History of epidemics

  3. Biology

  4. Medicine

  5. Mathematics

  6. Manufacturing & Logistics

  7. Public Policy

  8. Sociology

  9. Academia

  10. Appendix - Flashcards FAQ

  11. Appendix - Corona Virus FAQ

  12. Appendix - Corrections

What Help will we need?

Content writers - Need people to write the content for the relevant sections of the flashcards

Content checkers - People to test & verify that the content is correct

Web developers - Will probably need html, css, python developers to build the website and to automate the pulling of the data from GitHub

Translators - We hope to make the content easily understandable in any language as pandemics are global issues

Sharers - Getting the word out on the project will help encourage people to use the resources and to potentially contribute as well

Similar works

If you are interested in seeing other flashcards which are similar in form but are on different topics such as Machine Learning, Web technologies or Foreign languages see our most recent works on https://www.darigovresearch.com/

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