Keep on staying home ... and contribute to Debian Med

FOSSASIA Summit 2021, Online, 21. März 2021

Starting with the official Covid-19 hackathon in April 2020 the Debian Med project received a lot of new contributions. We have new contributors, increased effort of bug fixing and autopkgtest writing, increased support by other teams in Debian, new communication channels (weekly video conference) and a broader attention in the world of bioinformatics. All in all the Covid-19 “crisis” gave the Debian Med project a huge push forward. As reported on DebConf Online the energy that was put into the Debian Med project by several new and old contributors was reduced a bit after the sprint but the activity inside the Debian Med project remains way higher than before the Covid-19 outbreak. This talk will contain detailed numbers about the effect of Covid-19 had on the Debian Med team in the last year.