If you're one of the 12.3 million people who saw Travis Scott at Fortnite last week, you agree: The sky is the limit right now when it comes to cheering people up. A child, according to our commentatorssaid Scott's performance was better than Star Wars.
The popular multiplayer game Fortnite by Epic Games is just one example of how technology finds a creative way to continue as usual in this pandemic. And there were additional points for being psychedelic.
Let's get to other technology companies that work hard while doing good during COVID-19.
Under my umbrella
Umbrella, a startup that offers services for seniorsis now recruiting thousands of volunteers to deliver essential items to older people who cannot leave their homes due to on-site orders. Deliveries include contactless groceries and recipes. The New York-based startup connects seniors with local providers. In response to the outbreak of the corona virus, however, it waived its annual membership fee and launched a volunteer platform to connect senior citizens with local volunteers. The company recently partnered with Venture for America to expand these voluntary efforts.
Mental health for nurses
Trustworthy healthIn collaboration with Ohio State University's College of Nursing, a program has been developed that focuses on the mental health and well-being of frontline nurses. Over 400,000 nurses have registered in the past six weeks. The program It started with a mental wellness hotline and a wellness partner program that included four to eight weeks of practical coaching and therapy.
Live subtitles during science classes
Distance learning is not a joke, especially if it looks more like a mess than a walk. Rev.com, a voice-to-text service, provides its transcription services to K-12 educators for free. In a statement The company said the live subtitles could be integrated into Zoom and could help students struggling with English as a second language. The service is free for the rest of the school year.
Coaching for first generation and low income students
For many low-income, first-generation students, school closures threaten much more than their spring vacation plans. Thousands of students now have to find a new source of food, housing and employment. Some cannot return to their homes because flights are either unsafe or too expensive. Beyond 12, a nonprofit that focuses on college graduation, initially collects donations COVID-19 Virtual College Coaching Corps. The support program focuses on providing emotional, social and academic support to students who are at risk of not graduating. The company has raised $ 300,000 in the past two weeks and is now looking to hire 20 new coaches and reach 20,000 students.
Isolated? You're not alone
Astra Labs, a nonprofit software company, has created a website to help people deal with the effects of COVID-19: Isolatednotalone.com. It is a little different from other efforts to connect people to hotlines and CDC guidelines. Instead, this site answers the difficult questions arising from the pandemic: I just found out that a loved one died of COVID-19. What can I do next? What are the options for a funeral? What happens if they die at home? What should my next steps be?
Free contactless solution for restaurants
For customers who call take-away orders, the old credit card exchange and pen sign will still be available when they arrive at the restaurant (and also the existing germs). CardFree, based in San Francisco, which was founded in 2012, gives three months to skip sharing screens and pens Mobile and online ordering software for restaurants free of charge. The deal is aimed at small and medium-sized businesses, and, according to CardFree, "the software cuts out the broker of third-party delivery apps."
Call to all science influencers from Instagram
Seed, a Venice-based startup that produces science-based probiotics, was founded a free science course taught via Instagram. The venture capital-backed company teaches about a confusing topic that's more important than ever today: how microbes work in the midst of COVID-19. The course lasts six weeks.
Spoonful of goodness
Little Spoon, a direct food baby food company supported by Serena Williams, offers Free or discounted meals for parents struggle to feed their children. The company donated $ 100,000 to Little Spoon meals Feed America Food banks and health care workers are given discounts. Small spoon is too Partnership with employers Offer healthy and affordable children's meals to the children of their employees.
A forum for feelings
We all have a lot of up and down feelings these days that may not fit into 280 characters or work in our slack groups. Now & Me created a discussion forum for people who want to share their ups and downs with others with the option to post anonymously. Now & Me co-founder Drishti Gupta says: "We believe that feeling better starts with knowing that it is okay to be wrong."
Crowd sourcing card to feed people
The pandemic has put food insecurity and the hunger crisis around the world to the test. WhyHunger, a charity that focuses on the human right to nutritious food, is a partnership with 10x management and create his software team interactive map of free food sites in the United States. Software engineers Greg Sadetsky and Colin Wren helped create the crowd sourcing and open sourcing card.