Technology resources

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R Shiny resources:


You will host your videos or screen casts using MyMedia.

Video Recording

Example Topics

Below are a few suggestions to get you started, but you should feel welcomed to focus on a question different than these.

  • How has the pandemic affected the airline industry and what are some potential downstream effects of this other than economic strain on the industry?
  • As a student, how would you quantify the effect of the pandemic on your education?
  • How has the spread of the pandemic affected people‚Äôs opinion on government tracking and privacy?
  • What is the effect of the social distancing / shelter in place / lockdown recommendations and policies on pollution?
  • How can we quantify the potential effects on nutrition and general health of the public, outside of those affected by the virus?
  • How are refugees affected by COVID-19?

Data sources

You can use any dataset that is publicly available or openly licensed. As you choose data for the competition, be mindful of the unit of analysis as well as the credibility of the data source.

If you need help finding data, below are a few data sources you are welcome to (but not required) to use:

US community data

Transportation data

Pollution data

General Health Data

COVID-19 Health Data