Databricks just livestreamed this tech talk earlier today.

Developers and data scientists around the world have developed tens of thousands of open source projects to help track, understand, and address the spread of COVID-19. Given the sheer volume, finding a project to contribute to can prove challenging. To make this easier, we built a recommendation system to highlight projects based off of inputted programming languages and keywords.

This talk will go through the full cycle of implementing this system: gathering data, building/tracking models, deploying the model, and creating a UI to utilize the model.

SalesForce, Microsoft, and Twitter have all extended their work from home policies either indefinitely or for the remainder of the year. To say that housing is expensive in the Bay Area would be an understatement. Frank ponders what will happen to the real estate market if you only go to the office once or twice a week? Or not at all?Why spend money to be near a place you no longer go to daily?

Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at DataDriven.tv.

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be overstated and we may not know the full extent of the damage for some time to come.

However, one thing has become clear: digital transformaion can cushion the blow and realize efficiencies even now.

Artificial intelligence is one of the most tech-forward ways that businesses are boosting efficiency, though not the only one, by any means. But the goals of incorporating newer, digitally powered tools are similar: greater company efficiency and more satisfied customers.

The Infographics Show provides a look at the industries hit hardest by the COVID shutdown.

With nearly the whole world in quarantine, more business are being forced to close their doors, and some may never re-open. In today’s video we’re going to look at the industries affected most by the global pandemic. Places like hotels, music venues, and movie studios have all closed down. What ripple effects will these massive shut downs cause to the economy? Watch today’s informative video to find out which work places have been hit the hardest by this insane pandemic.

RNZ interviews Jacob Glanville, one of the stars of Netflix documentary Pandemic. He runs Distributed Bio which has been working to find an antibody therapy.

Yesterday he tweeted we should get ready for a positive announcement this week. He joins Lisa Owen via Skype from San Francisco.Scientists around the world have been racing to develop treatments, cures and a vaccine for COVID-19 – and are getting closer by the day.

Daily Stoic shares a lesson we can all learn from history about this COVID Pandemic.

In 165 AD, Marcus Aurelius’ Roman Empire was hit with the Antonine Plague. Despite the distance of so many centuries, it’s eerily similar to Covid-19. It caused widespread panic, but Marcus Aurelius was a beacon of sanity and stability during these times. He made the people of his empire a priority as he did the best he could to deal with a pandemic that eventually killed between 10 and 18 million people in his empire.