Where's the Hackaday COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon?

Simon Merrett wrote 03/19/2020 at 19:58 1 point

EDIT 23 Mar 20: Hackaday is now firing on all cylinders and the data you need is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pPlWdu0t8IMkfXtdyifG8s5ncmnFWYAtzrEa5TbCn-I/edit?usp=drivesdk

The blog front page has been lit up by some articles about hacker/tech/open source responses to the emergent or expected unmet needs of our current situation (https://hackaday.com/2020/03/12/ultimate-medical-hackathon-how-fast-can-we-design-and-deploy-an-open-source-ventilator/ has over 500 comments) but where is the Hackaday editing and curating expertise being applied to steer someone who comes to Hackaday looking to contribute?

There are (only) a few related projects being hosted on hackaday.io (so a curated list might not be very long) but that shouldn't stop the Hackaday from being a more active hub to point hackers to the areas where they're needed and where their skills may be best used.

Please could we start sharing links to collaborative endeavours in the comments here and hope it can be turned into something with a more suitable format (perhaps a standalone page with significant profile on the main blog landing page). Something like the Hackaday version of the Disasters Emergency Committee.

I'm going to ask if @Dan Maloney @Sophi Kravitz can chime in (as you are pretty active on HaD.io). There are some useful links and references in the 500+ comments in your article about the "ULTIMATE MEDICAL HACKATHON" but a blog comment section is surely not the way to get people's eyes onto the right info as quickly as possible and a "COVID-19" tag just gets people to the headlines. You have the internet exposure, Supplyframe backing and the staff skills to really help efforts here. Thanks