Our community is full of innovators and technologists who are leveraging their skills to create tools, resources, and events with missions focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, we’re inspired by our community – by you – and we’re committed to helping bring your impactful ideas to life.
This is what we’re committing:
$150,000 in infrastructure credits as well as promotion and publicity for new, not-for-profit projects related to COVID-19. Apply here.
$50,000 in cash donations to the COVID-19 Relief Fund, which supports organizations including: Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, United Nations Foundation, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and GiveDirectly
Read our ways to get involved to find ideas for joining forces and helping existing projects, participating in Hackathons, and using DigitalOcean resources to learn new concepts or teach others.
Whether iterating, developing, collaborating, volunteering, or donating, every role in COVID relief efforts matter.
There are countless projects and tools being designed and utilized to support COVID relief efforts. Here are some of the projects both individuals and organizations have been working on. For the full list of projects, visit the Hub for Good projects page.
These are tools built to measure, share, and support COVID research and reporting.
These tools enable remote culture and make learning accessible to all.
From delivery enablement to habit breakers, these tools support an at-home (for now) lifestyle.
Explore the full list of projects on our Hub for Good projects page.
Are you leading or participating in a hackathon dedicated to COVID-19 relief efforts? Please share the details with the community.
|COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge (CORD-19)||Round 1 ends April 16, round 2 ends June 16|
|The Resiliency Challenge||April 6th-June 5th|
|NASA SPACE APPS COVID-19 CHALLENGE||May 30th-31st|
|Girls in Tech Hackathon for Covid-19||June 1st-19th|
Get access to free materials to support you as you hack and contribute to the community.
|Get Started with Containers and Kubernetes||Workshop video|
|Making Servers Work: A Practical Guide to Linux System Administration||Course|
|Python Machine Learning Projects||eBook|
|Automating Server Setup with Ansible||Workshop Kit|
|Using Visual Studio Code for Remote Development||Video tutorial|
|An Introduction to Open Source||Tutorial series|
|How to Use a Remote Docker Server to Speed Up Your Workflow||Video tutorial|
|How to Build and Deploy a Portfolio Website||Video course|
|From Containers to Kubernetes with Node.js||Tutorial series|
Countless organizations are offering free support and services during these trying times. Here are some of the companies who are offering their tools and services at no cost.
As you can see, there are all kinds of ways to get involved. Whether you’d like to share a project or apply for grant assistance to support something you’re working on, here’s how you can get started.
Any not-for-profit project or initiative that is related to COVID-19!
Examples of projects:
Note: To ensure the $150,000 in credit goes toward a diverse set of ideas, projects running folding@home clients are not eligible.
Register your project
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Above you'll find we've highlighted all of the ways the community can get involved. For the complete list of Hub for Good projects, visit the projects page.
If your company is interested in providing resources (primarily monetary) to support projects, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org [PARTNER] in the subject line.
As outlined above, this relief effort is focused on supporting not-for-profit projects that are directly involved with COVID-19 relief. We evaluate each candidate to determine if they are eligible based on the information we receive, and will use our discretion to determine if applicants are ineligible because they are, for example, not directly related to COVID-19 or do not include sufficient information about a project or initiative. Given the rapidly changing needs and conditions surrounding COVID-19, we cannot guarantee that any particular project is eligible, and may change or clarify criteria to help achieve the purpose of the program.
We set up the COVID-19 Relief Fund, which supports organizations and nonprofits, including: Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, United Nations Foundation, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and GiveDirectly. We encourage anyone who’s interested and able to support this fund.
If you check the box to allow us to share your project, you are giving us permission to share the information provided in your application, and identifiers like your project names, logos, and trademarks to the public in any format that we choose for promoting projects in this program. If you change your mind or have concerns about how we are sharing your project, you can always reach out to us at email@example.com.