The 2020 pandemic shook the foundations of normality and made the world feel like a less stable place to live in. One thing many people didn’t expect is the way programmers have been able to create better solutions, both for living and working remotely as well as helping to tackle the public health response.
Programmers are in a unique position to directly impact our world. Their zeros and ones have the power to change the lives of millions, either by solving complex problems or by making technology accessible to those who don’t already have it.
Open-source coding is both a mindset and a tool that can find solutions to seemingly unsolvable issues. The power of open source lies in the fact that it is free and available for anyone to change.
We will see how coding can be implemented to help social and other causes, we will explore how it fights COVID-19, and finally, we will discuss some important applications of open source in predicting and studying the nature of natural and other disasters and crises.