Coronavirus Tech Handbook

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= crowdsourced resource for technologists



By Maddie Bender:

"Newspeak House, a “hackspace for politics” in the UK, started the Coronavirus Tech Handbook to crowdsource information about COVID-19, including links to open-source equipment designs and other resources. Nathan Young, a resident fellow at Newspeak House who helped create the handbook, wrote in a Medium post that if the hub “causes two people to meet and develop a tool that saves a lot of lives, it just might be the most impactful thing I ever do.” (


Selection only:

  • All The Data: Datasets on everything related to the outbreak from a variety of national and international sources, tracking cases, deaths, transmissions, and more. [1]
  • 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) Data Repository by Johns Hopkins CSSE. This is the data repository for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Visual Dashboard operated by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering (JHU CSSE). [ ]

More information

  • "We (@nwspk) are a small tech-for-good organisation in the UK that has dropped everything to work on this handbook".
  • Should we look for a hero to save us from the coronavirus? The commons as an alternative trajectory for social change. Available here