WHO WE ARE
We are a group of community-minded data scientists, bringing data together for the public’s benefit.
WHAT WE ARE DOING
Vancovid and Bizhacks are encouraging our communities to work together to flatten the curve and practice social distancing. We are providing a check-in tool that allows everyone to check-in and complete a voluntary self-assessment at www.vancovid.com/form.
Using the www.vancovid.com website to collect crowdsourced data to visualize where social distancing is occurring and to encourage our friends and neighbours to do their part. In addition, the site shows confirmed cases in Canada from the BC government news briefing and the Government of Canada. All the data is compiled on a live map of community check-ins and a separate map of confirmed cases by health authority.
WHY WE ARE DOING IT
We are here to create a community of awareness around the impacts of COVID19 on our family, friends and neighbours. Let’s strive to keep us together while we are physically apart. Vancovid.ca, with the support of Bizhacks, is the only platform that is providing transparent information on COVID19 to support people to stay home and be well.
The only way to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19 will be from the public practicing social distancing. Our goal is to provide real-time data to keep everyone informed about Covid19 and provide information on confirmed cases using the most reliable sources.
Everyone needs to contribute to flatten the curve. Sharing the data will inform us to do the right thing and stay home together #socialdistancing.
Your privacy is important to us. When the pandemic ends, all of the data is deleted.