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An exponential threat like Covid-19 requires us to scale up our responses at lightning speed. But how do manage the risks and strain of this effort, while making sure that we mitigate, rather than amplify, the existing structural problems in our society?
In a week, Bob Sutton, Laura McBain, Marc Chun, and I will be teaching a Stanford d.school class on scaling up solutions to and scaling down the problems that affect societal well-being, with a focus on education.
While you can’t register for the class (it was oversubscribed almost immediately), we have decided to make the livestream of the opening session of the class freely available to everyone.
In this session, which will take place Friday, May 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Pacific, we’ll hear from innovators who have rapidly scaled up responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Stephanie Hannon, part of the core team behind U.S. Digital Response, which has organized thousands of volunteers who are helping government organizations overcome technical hurdles in the battle against Covid-19.
- Enrico D’Angelo, the VP Product Management of Roblox, which has scaled to meet a sudden torrent of demand from the millions of school-aged children who are using their videogame platform more than ever before.
- Othman Laraki, the co-founder and CEO of Color Genomics, which rapidly scaled up the capacity to run 10,000 Covid-19 tests per day in the Bay Area.
We hope that you’ll join the livestream and learn from these innovators who are having a large-scale impact on the Covid-19 crisis.
In addition to hearing their stories, you’ll have a chance to join the discussion and ask questions of our experts and instructors. I hope to see you there, and please let others know about this event.