HackEbola analyzes West Africa epidemic, generates media coverage

December 1, 2014

HackEbola, a recent weekend-long hackathon at UMass Amherst, brought together attendees from campus and across Western Massachusetts to examine data related to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Attendees used public data available on the disease to generate maps of outbreaks, create predictive models for future spread of Ebola, and examine patterns related to the current epidemic. HackEbola generated considerable interest on campus and in the media. In addition to the UMass Amherst news video above, the News Office and Daily Hampshire Gazette both published articles about HackEbola.