March 26-30 is a Global Hackathon organized by the World Health Organization, Facebook, Giphy, Microsoft, Pinterest, Slack, TikTok, Twitter, WeChat and several other tech companies to build software to address many of the problems presented by COVID-19.
The hackathon welcomes locally and globally focused solutions and is open to all developers. Over 3,000 have joined the Slack Channel, so far.
Also, the WHO, scientists at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, University of California San Francisco, and several other health and educational organizations have created a list of key projects that need developers and help and more are coming in.
On March 26, the XPRIZE announced The XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance, "an open call to arms to the world’s innovators, clinicians, researchers, data scientists, institutions, and experts to join the Alliance and share existing work and resources using covid19.xprize.org.
As part of this Alliance, researchers and scientists are invited to share and access data through the XPRIZE Data Collaborative, a unique platform for researchers and innovators to collaborate, share and learn from data in a broad spectrum of fields in their search for solutions. This trove of data aims to unlock new approaches to fighting pandemics and will serve as the backbone to the collective effort that will prepare us for additional pandemic spikes like COVID-19, or other viral threats.
As part of the XPRIZE Data Collaborative, our launch partner, Anthem, is taking the lead by providing vetted partners with access to one of the largest certified deidentified data set including years of longitudinal data for prior viral outbreaks (e.g. swine flu, avian flu, influenza). Maybe fast.ai could get vetted, if it’s not already, @jeremy?