Topic: coronavirus

Contact tracing apps need to establish trust to be effective

As the world tries to fight the coronavirus pandemic, contact tracing is a key practice for preventing outbreaks. Contact tracing is the method of contacting every person an infected person might have had close contact with and getting them tested so they don’t go out and unknowingly spread the virus. While much of this tracing … continue reading

premium Hiring in a remote-first world

After over two months of lockdowns due to the novel coronavirus, many states have started or are about to start the process of reopening. While some things will be opening up, many companies, especially those in the tech industry where remote work can be easily achieved, will continue to keep their employees out of the … continue reading

Developers take on COVID-19 with open-source projects, hackathons

In the past few weeks the coronavirus pandemic has taken hold in the United States, and the disease will continue to have a massive impact around the world for the foreseeable future. But even in the midst of panic and uncertainty, communities are coming together to do what they can. People are 3D printing face … continue reading

IBM pledges to help fight COVID-19 with Call for Code competition and compute power

IBM announced that it is dedicating a large amount of computing power to help researchers better understand COVID-19 and ultimately search for potential cures. In addition, this year’s IBM Call for Code Global Challenge will take on both climate change and the virus.  The 16 dedicated systems with more than 330 petaflops, 775,000 CPU cores, … continue reading

Gremlin to host online Failover Conf about reliability in the wake of event cancellations

In an effort to comply with recommendations to practice social distancing to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, several major upcoming tech conferences have either been cancelled or are moving to online-only. In response to this, chaos engineering company Gremlin has announced Failover Conf, an online conference about resiliency in … continue reading

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