The week that really was
There’s nothing like a good pandemic to bring the armchair experts out of the woodwork, and it’s good to see our community standing up to try and keep things practical, factual and (relatively) non-sensationalist.
Locally, we’ve seen several groups building dashboards to help keep track of the latest numbers from the National Institute for Communicable Disease, including Media Hack, the Data Science for Social Impact Research Group and even the news media. (Disclosure, part of the ND team helped out with one the last two).
The challenge ahead is immense, but as ever there’s an army of tech-minded people who want to help (for good or ill…). One resource worth checking out if you want to see who’s doing what and maybe volunteer your skills is this shared document, Covid-19 in Africa.
In other news, and with obviously impeccable timing, Naked Data is undergoing a few changes too. Over the next few weeks we’ll be redesigning our newsletter and website, so if there’s any interruptions in normal delivery of your weekly treat, please bear with us.
And don’t let us stop you if you’d like to get in touch about taking out an ad, either.