Geeks in Cambodia: More Than 35 Solutions To Fight Covid-19 In Cambodia Found At #Hackhthecrisis

Geeks in Cambodia: More Than 35 Solutions To Fight Covid-19 In Cambodia Found At #Hackhthecrisis. “An online hackathon #HacKHtheCrisis, to rapidly build solutions to challenges related to COVID-19, brought together more than 200 participants and over 55 mentors who tried to tackle challenges submitted by the public. After hacking for 48 hours last weekend, the teams developed over 35 solutions, which covered topics such as wellbeing, agriculture, SME support, healthcare, medical support community support, and access to information.”

ZDNet: Debian Linux readies an anti-coronavirus hack-a-thon

ZDNet: Debian Linux readies an anti-coronavirus hack-a-thon. “Open-source programmers and engineers have been working on a wide variety of projects to beat coronavirus. These range from hospital management programs to speeding up drug development to building inexpensive ventilators. Now, Debian Linux, one of the oldest and largest Linux distribution communities, is throwing its programming resources behind a hack-a-thon trying to beat COVID-19. “

BetaNews: Microsoft, Facebook, Slack and others support #BuildforCOVID19 Global Online Hackathon

BetaNews: Microsoft, Facebook, Slack and others support #BuildforCOVID19 Global Online Hackathon. “There are numerous technology companies that have agreed to offer their services for free as the world tries to tackle the coronavirus crisis, and others who have taken steps to reduce their strain on the internet. [Today], #BuildforCOVID19 Global Online Hackathon kicks off, with many of the big names from the world of tech coming together to tackle some of the problems COVID-19 presents.”

Fishackathon: Protecting Marine Life with AI and the Wolfram Language (Wolfram Alpha)

Wolfram Alpha: Fishackathon: Protecting Marine Life with AI and the Wolfram Language. “The first global competition was held in 2014 and has been growing massively every year. In 2018 the winning entry came from a five-person team from Boston, after competing against 45,000 people in 65 other cities spread across 5 continents. The participants comprised programmers, web and graphic designers, oceanographers and biologists, mathematicians, engineers and students who all worked tirelessly over the course of two days. To find out more about the winning entry for Fishackathon in 2018 and how the Wolfram Language has helped make the seas safer, we sat down with Michael Sollami to learn more about him and his team’s solution to that year’s challenge.”

Religion News Service: In Indonesia, a new way to take back social media from extremists

Religion News Service: In Indonesia, a new way to take back social media from extremists. “While most agree that tech companies must do more to filter out hoaxes, an experiment soon to be launched in Indonesia may be one small corrective to the wider problem of false narratives and misleading information on the internet.”