#OpenDataSavesLives - COVID-19
#OpenDataSavesLives is a core theme of ODI Leeds - sitting alongside Open Transport, Open Gov Tech, and being Radically Open - and helps to guide our work. As part of the future strategy, we wanted to use radical collaboration methods and an open approach to innovation and apply it to this concept of 'open data saves lives' for the benefit of everyone.
The first few months of 2020 will be remembered for the outbreak of COVID-19, a new type of coronavirus and part of the same family of viruses as SARS and MERS. Access to good, publicly available data is crucial in a worldwide pandemic - in a rapidly changing situation, it's good to have passionate people who want to explore the data and create things, like visualisations, and it creates wider value and benefits.
ODI Leeds is currently working with their sponsors and partners to document useful resources, create things openly, and enable others to engage with data about the outbreak. Our focus will be the locally relevant use cases, working out what data needs to be published to better understand the impact of coronavirus on local scales.
#OpenDataSavesLives & COVID-19 - online session
9 April 2020
Online ideas and discussion session to share work, project updates, data, etc.
#OpenDataSavesLives & COVID-19 - notes
An open Google Doc to capture notes, ideas, who should be involved.
Watch the first session
Watch the first session that took place on Zoom to get an idea of context of the #OpenDataSavesLives #COVID19 work.
Watch the second session
A hexmap of COVID-19 cases (England only at the moment).
Being Radically Open during the COVID-19 outbreak
Our kick-off blog post about our aim to host a virtual hackathon around the the coronavirus data available.
A dedicated Slack workspace and channel for this project. Let us know if you want to join and we'll send an invite.
Adding structured data to COVID-19 announcements
Google are currently working on methods to get COVID-19 announcements to appear in search more efficiently.
A Google Doc to help gather all of the different data sources together in one place. Please feel free to add to it.