Digitalist helps with COVID-19 data

Getting information fast is one of the most useful things about today’s digital world. However, at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada, centralized, up-to-date COVID-19 data didn’t exist. 

Noah Little, a second year University of Saskatchewan student, took matters into his own hands. The result was covid19tracker.ca, a website dedicated to providing the latest and most relevant COVID-19 information across Canada in an easy to understand format. 

One of our research scientists at Digitalist noticed the same lack of centralized data. Seeing that Noah had already provided a solution, Digitalist reached out to Noah and asked if there was any way we could help.

As the site grew in popularity, it needed to scale up. Andrew Thong, a Senior Service Designer at Digitalist, connected with Noah’s team and assisted the site’s transition to a virtual machine. He also optimized database queries so that the data-heavy site would be fast. These changes allowed the site to handle increasing volumes of traffic.

Please show your support for Noah’s super helpful and informative work by checking out covidtracker19.ca!


See these news links for more details about Noah Little and covid19tracker:

Global News article

University of Saskatchewan Article

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