Today, Digital Response Germany #drde officially launches. Based on the successful US model, the initiative helps to volunteer to provide voluntary tech and data science talent to specific needs in the public sector and social institutions.
There are already first projects and more than 100 volunteer supporters. As #covid19 not only the health system and the economy, but also the public administration and social institutions – especially at the "first responder" level in cities and counties – are under severe strain, the initiative was launched to help easily with technology/talents that are often not available on the ground. Public/social services in need of help, voluntary techies and other partner organisations can contact them via the website (needs and talents are reviewed by the initiative). - Link to the initiative in the comments. If you know someone who might need it or maybe would like to help on a voluntary basis, please link in the comments!
For more information check out their website: https://digital-response.de/.
Unfortunately, since the target group is the German public and social sector, all information is in German for now.