Spend your time different in COVID-19 lockdown

Spend your time different in COVID-19 lockdown

COVID-19 sent a shockwave through the world and it had major impact on all our lives. On March 16th, the Corona Denktank (Corona Thinktank) published this tweet

I don’t consider myself a maker, but there is some knowledge I can share, so joining another Slack Workspace to connect and collaborate.

These seven days have been a hell of a ride for everyone active in the Workspace. Almost 2000 members were collaborating on a massive amount of projects. The mentality is one where working together and taking initiative are most important.

Some projects

There are so many projects in progress, some based on the hottest technologies, while others are pure craftsmanship! All of the projects have in common its worked on by teams of makers! I present the project I contributed to.

Praatbox

Logo of Praatbox
Logo of praatbox

There are many video call tools, but they require you to have an account or login or some other technical hurdle. Praatbox let’s you set up a video call by entering 3 words. Nothing more simple than that.

This week, two classmates of our eldest son have their birthday, so the teacher suggested to use Praatbox to connect and celebrate!

Make facemasks

Campaign image
Campaign image

There is a major shortage of face masks. With this action, in multiple languages, you can learn how to sow masks from common materials. Follow the hygiene tips and use the pattern to make masks. The more masks, the merrier!

This one-pager website has all the information needed and a few call-to-action-buttons

Corona denktank

Visual Corona denktank
Visual Corona denktank

This global website (Work in Progress) gives an overview of the the initiatives and projects currently in development. Over the next few months, this website will become the hub of all Corona related intiatives.

Why?

I have not expertise in any aspect of healthcare, but I have a lot of experience in web development. My empty schedule (after the evening rush with the kids ;-)) gave the opportunity to contribute to this wonderful citizen maker collaboration project.

I’m convinced we will overcome this pandemic by collaborating to find the best possible solutions