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Coronavirus Tech Handbook

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Coronavirus Tech Handbook
Type of site
LaunchedMarch 2020 (2020-03)

The Coronavirus Tech Handbook was a website designed to crowdsource information about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.[1][2][3] It was developed at Newspeak House, a hackerspace for politics in London, England.[4]

The site, which launched in March 2020,[1] was hosted as an interlinked collection of user-editable online documents, which made it effectively a wiki. As of October 2020 it had expanded to provide tools for consumers, businesses, local governments, and developers, amongst others, to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.[5]

Its stated aim was to provide:[6]

a space for technologists, civic organisations, public & private institutions, researchers and specialists of all kinds to collaborate on a rapid and sophisticated response to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent impacts.


  1. ^ a b "Technologists Are Crowdsourcing a 'Coronavirus Tech Handbook' to Track Resources". Gizmodo. 12 March 2020. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  2. ^ Boran, Marie. "Coronavirus Tech Handbook guides you through the mayhem". The Irish Times. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Coronavirus: is there a design solution to medical supply shortages?". Design Week. 19 March 2020. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  4. ^ Bender, Maddie (17 March 2020). "People Are Trying to Make DIY Ventilators to Meet Coronavirus Demand". Vice. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Contents | Coronavirus Tech Handbook | JoeDocs". coronavirustechhandbook.com. Archived from the original on 17 June 2020. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Coronavirus Tech Handbook". Archived from the original on 17 June 2020. Retrieved 21 March 2020.