By SGN | 2 July 2020
When the coronavirus pandemic struck earlier this year, an extraordinary volunteering movement started. From 10,000 miles away, SGN’s community in the US stepped up in many ways to help Singapore battle the COVID-19 crisis. For Part 1 of this two-part series, we shine our spotlight on how the tech community leveraged innovation, creativity, user experience, and teamwork to address COVID-19.
In May, Singapore’s GovTech organised a Covid-19 Idea Sprint to crowdsource tech solutions globally to battle the pandemic. The campaign received 73 submissions from more than 300 participants, including SGN members in the U.S. with tech and engineering expertise. We had the privilege of speaking with a few GovTech project volunteers, Frank Chen, Foo Ji-Haw and James Yong about their motivations, challenges, and insights from giving back.