Codementor, an online education platform for software application developers, is launching Code Against COVID-19 to match volunteers with software jobs to eliminate the pandemic. The initiative, which Codementor is not making money from, wants to link coders with universities, non-profits, local government companies and other organizations. A few of the programs Code Versus COVID-19 is presently dealing with include Safe Paths and Covid Watch, both of which are developing tools to stop the spread of COVID-19 while securing individual privacy. It has also connected designers to grassroots tasks like Hospital@home!.?.! and a UX designer dealing with a geofencing app to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Codementor’s platform consists of numerous countless designers worldwide. After seeing that lots of companies and federal government companies required coders to deal with COVID-19-related software application, Codementor surveyed its community. Creator and CEO Weiting Liu stated 98% of respondents said they wanted to contribute their skills, and Code Versus COVID-19 was created to quickly match coders to jobs.

Far, more than 200 developers have actually signed up to work for totally free or, for longer-term projects, at a discount rate.

Liu is from Taiwan, which despite its close distance to China has handled to avoid a major outbreak of COVID-19 without lockdowns.

Liu told TechCrunch that Codementor’s team was inspired by the success of software projects lead by the nation’s Digital Minister Audrey Tang, consisting of a citywide alert system in Taipei and maps that let users track the real-time inventory of rationed masks at neighboring pharmacies to prevent waiting in long lines.

“If you think software can change the world, this is an ideal example,” Liu stated, including that Codementor’s Taiwan-based employee want to assist other nations. “We’re fortunate with the situation in Taiwan, we’re not locked down at home with our kids, we’re fairly safe, so we can simply attempt to assist the community.”

Other developer volunteer programs include Coding Dojo’s Tech for America, which is supplying web development assistance to small businesses, and Aid with COVID.

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