ASTech employees help where they can
Gaimersheim/Munich – In times like these, all of us are called upon to utilize our knowledge to help in the battle against the coronavirus and thus offer support in various areas. One of these helpers is team manager Sebastian, who made a great contribution to the activities of the German Bundeswehr with his IT know-how over the past several weeks.
How did it come to pass?
Around seven weeks ago, the Bundeswehr sent out an inquiry to all reservists encouraging them to provide information regarding their know-how and skills so that when required – and provided the reservists employment situation would allow it – a suitable network of volunteer helpers could be put together. After discussions with the ASTech department heads and management team, Sebastian was given the green light and subsequently signed up. Shortly thereafter, he received a message that the Bundeswehr command post in Munich was seeking tool developers for the creation of a database to track coronavirus cases among all members of the Bundeswehr, and their families, in Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg.
What did Sebastian’s support involve?
Working together with another reservist, Sebastian developed an initial solution for a corresponding database, which to date the Bundeswehr had lacked. Their work received an enthusiastic response, prompting the Bundeswehr to further develop the database over the following weeks. The goal is to help further stem the spread of the coronavirus as quickly as possible by recording, tracking and systematically analyzing all suspected and verified cases among members of the Bundeswehr, thus ensuring that it always has sufficient personnel when emergency situations arise. Instead of restricting the tool to Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg as originally planned, the Bundeswehr wants to roll it out on nationwide basis.
With the development of the database, Sebastian made a significant contribution toward offering another level of safety to the current situation. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Sebastian, as well as to ASTech for making it possible!
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