About this Project:
The information my project addresses is COVID - 19 data from a certain date and that date only. It helps provide an insight on how far we’ve come over the time COVID arrived and where we are now. To start off, I started my idea by using something that everyone in the world knows and is actually useful in a way, and that was the pandemic we’re in today.
I then made it where it’s based on a specific date and the user can choose a country to obtain that data. Of course, it is limited to only a specific date but it does play its part in providing the data of COVID-19 in that country and all its appropriate info. My project works by taking data from an altered preset data set of COVID-19 data so it’s based on that specific date.
Then I created a dropdown box with all the countries for the user to interact with and choose a country from that box. Once they’ve picked one, it takes that input and goes through a code to filter out the correct info to present to the user with the COVID-19 data for that country, providing the country’s name, total cases, recovered, and deaths.
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What I do all day at work?
At Microsoft, I make sure that nonprofit organizations are aware that they have access to the same, incredible technology that large companies receive. Over the years, I worked in marketing for theater companies, education companies, and even a science foundation before starting my career in tech -- your career path is a journey, not a final destination!
Christina Macchiarola is a marketing and communications professional with experience in the arts, education, nonprofit, and tech sectors. She currently works in marketing for Microsoft, helping connect nonprofit organizations to technology grants and solutions. Christina holds an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, an MFA in Theatre Management and Producing from Columbia University's School of the Arts, and a BA in English Literature from the College at Columbia University.
Types of work that I do
Business & Marketing
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Community Advocacy, Education/Schools, Physical Health
Kate is the Director of Instructional Design in the Boot Camps division of online education provider, 2U. She oversees the development of intensive short courses that teach adults in-demand technology skills. She's worked at the intersection of media, tech and education for over 15 years and obsesses over the ways those things influence our culture--and how we can harness them for good! Before working at 2U, Kate was lucky enough to geek out on this stuff with fellow nerds at Mouse, the San Francisco Film Society and the Jacob Burns Film Center.
As a next step, I'd love to see where else you can go with the data to deepen our understanding of what's happened in the last 3 years. Perhaps comparing one country's data to another. Or being able to look at just one specific date range--for instance, after a holiday like Thanksgiving where people tend to get together in groups.
Great work, you should be really proud!
Doug studied Computer Science as an undergrad at Princeton University and earned a PhD in Computer Science and Computational Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon. He now works as a software engineering manager at Google, trying to keep the search engine fast and reliable.
If you are able to manipulate the data in code, there are many different free libraries out there that you can use to generate stunning visualizations:
Great job on getting this far on your MVP.
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