OpenTechResponse

Organization
Like most open projects, OpenTechResponse was set up to scratch an itch, or maybe in response to Coronavirus, we should say to stem a fever. It’s... more

As COVID-19 continues to affect all corners of the globe, people have responded to lend assistance to neighbors as well as people they have never met. Doing whatever we can, no matter what amount, is how we are able to make a difference in someone’s life.

The Open Source community is no different. OpenTechResponse is our way of helping where we can, devoid of country borders. While OpenTechResponse is initially responding to COVID-19, the initiative was created to enable the open source community to respond to any future global crisis as well.

OpenTechResponse:

Brings together COVID-19 related open projects.

Introduces a communication space for open tech responders from around the world.

Creates a project database across all public repos (GitHub, Gitlab, etc.)

Provides tools supporting tools including a Discourse Q&A and HelpDesk.

Most importantly, launches a matchmaking tool to connect volunteers with projects requesting help from the open source community.