Debian To Take On COVID-19 With A Biohackathon
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 28 March 2020 at 12:00 AM EDT. 21 Comments
Debian developers are wanting to do their part to take on the global coronavirus pandemic by hosting a COVID-19 Biohackathon.

This virtual event organized by Debian developers is taking place from 5 to 11 April. Their hope with this biohackathon is to "improve biomedical FOSS and the tools/libraries that support those projects."

Among the work they hope to see realized from this hackathon are addressing various bugs, contributing to upstream biomedical open-source software, and related work.

Details on the Debian COVID-19 Biohackathon can be found via debian-devel-announce.

Those involved are also already tracking COVID-19 tagged bugs for biomedical software packages and software they want to add in this area.

For those wanting to help out in other ways, the COVID-19 [email protected] remains quite active for assisting research.
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