March 16, 2020

Episode 6 - Changes in the tech industry in a pandemic world

This week's topic is a deviation from our normal plan. Due to the rapid developments around the novel coronavirus and the Covid-19 illness we decided to talk about some implications for the tech industry in regards to work setups and events or conferences.

Please note: Neither of us are doctors or epidemiologists. Lara has a background in biology and we’ve been very closely following the statistical and mathematical modelling around the epidemic clusters, but we are no experts when it comes to the pandemic. We have added some useful and trustworthy links to the show notes though.

So, this episode is not about the virus or the illness itself. Promise. The last thing we want to do is to contribute to anxiety, uncertainty and fear. But there is a need to talk about some of the implications for our industry. How will work look like in the next few months or years? What happens to physical conferences? Will we go back to what work and events used to be when this pandemic will eventually be curbed by medication and/or vaccines?

 

External sources being mentioned:

Are Tech Conferences Dead?

One Team Gov Global Online Workshop

 

General pandemic information and trustworthy/factual people to follow on Twitter:

NY Times (non pay-walled)

The Spinnoff - Flatten the curve

Actually, read all of what Siouxsie Wiles is writing on The Spinnoff

Eric Feigl-Ding (Twitter)

Kai Kupferschmidt (Twitter)

Helen Branswell (Twitter)

Amy Coopes (Twitter)

Caitlin Rivers (Twitter)

 

Music by Chillhop: https://chillhop.com/listen

 

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