- Short description
**We are on a mission to connect the dots.
A plan is underway to bridge information gaps that have been harming our ability to respond to the world-wide pandemic Covid-19. The information needed exists, the technology is capable. What's missing is the connection. An end-to-end global community of partners, contributors and supporters are joining forces to end silos and build a readily available stream of data to those who need it, when they need it.
**We are building the first Covid-19 data ecosystem
Many teams are building APIs around the globe. While that is helpful, more is truly needed. We are building a full circle data ecosystem where data owners, aggregators and users can easily share and access data across the world, covering multiple areas around cases, patient data and supplies. Combining a Cloud-based data lake and a set of open APIs, our crowdsourced project is aimed at unifying all current data gathering efforts around Covid-19, to help all the key stakeholders (hospitals, governments and manufacturers) make their critical life-saving decisions.
>> Think of this as a grassroots initiative to drive data transparency across covid19 across the globe!
- Who is already working on this
400+ people across the globe.
- How far along it is
85+ country specific channels on Slack with dedicated data sources (the goal is 190+)
API specs are developing nicely and we have started gathering detailed country specific data.
- Demo, mockups, or documentation
API specs are evolving here
Additionally, we are crowdsourcing country specific resources on our slack
- How to get in touch
- Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/covid19-api/shared_invite/zt-dcadrgxg-l1jHdPsU8FruamaG4lnl2w
- Global / remote
- Helpful links
- Project status
- Actively recruiting
- Tasks that need to get done
Structuring data models for healthcare APIs (...we usually build APIs for the transport and mobility space...)
- Number of volunteers needed
- Skills needed
- Project type