Those are all really great questions. I haven’t worked in FEMA, so I’m not sure at what speed they need the data to update, but I think it would be fine using the update speeds with appsheet. If not maybe the mock up on how it would work using appsheet as a quick development is a good enough proof of concept to get them to buy off on it.
I think one should always try to use current infrastructure in order to implement a new system, that removes the barrier of learning something new. What we’d really have to figure out is if we could reduce the work load for FEMA by doing this.
Once again, I’ve never done hackathons before, but from reading the submission information for this one they are fine with production level and concept level submissions.
I know this is probably too late, but have you looked at CDC self checker chatbot?
This is way beyond my ability, but if there were a similar chatbot to help triage patients before they came in. When you were complete with the chat and it assessed that you needed to come in, it would tell you which hospital to go to and take all your information ahead of time. So just using your ID card the healthcare facility could place you at the right level of care. It would also be neat for healthcare to feed back into that system for positive identification to better train the model. If I were designing an entire system around this, the test samples would get logged in conjunction with the patient to provide that feedback loop. Beyond that what would be great if there were an app that pulled their historical GPS data and overlayed it with facebook information to do contact tracing. With each positive result, maybe the data would start pointing to hot spots, or do a better identification of who are more likely to contract by the number of exposures. Just pontificating