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U.S. Digital Response - Delivering Quick Help to Governments Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

Jun 30, 2020 12:00pm -
Jun 30, 2020 01:00pm

Event Description

OVERVIEW: U.S. Digital Response is a nonpartisan effort that connects experienced, pro bono technology teams to public servants responding to the COVID-19 crisis. USDR provides rapid staffing to governments of all sizes, from small cities to large states, in areas ranging from public health to economic recovery, and much more. Its diverse cohort of volunteers has deep expertise, spanning engineering, data science, content strategy, design, logistics and supply chain, and disaster response.

During this webinar, USDR CEO Raylene Yung will discuss how USDR was created and how it works with governments, sharing details on specific projects and opportunities for volunteers. Adam Fletcher, a USDR volunteer and back-end data engineer, will go in-depth with the RTCOVID Status project and how GIS professionals are working with USDR.

USDR volunteers partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to automate data collection and build an online dashboard to track the number of available hospital beds and ventilators on a county-by-county basis. Hear from Adam Fletcher, USDR's tech lead on the project, about how USDR can help with the whole lifecycle of data recording, ingestion, transformation, analysis, and reporting. 

Space is limited. Free opportunity but registration will be required. 


Event Type:Webinar
Early registration ends on Jun 14, 2020.
Regular registration starts on Jun 15, 2020 and ends on Jun 29, 2020.
Late registration starts on Jun 30, 2020.
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)