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An App for Football Fans Became a Digital Contact Tracing Tool — And Could Be a Litmus Test for Covid-19 Technology-STAT, 6/24

Software engineer Tim Brookins didn’t build his Bison Tracker app with the coronavirus pandemic in mind. He was just looking for a fun way to chart the annual migration of fans from his home state of North Dakota to Texas for the national championship football game. But in a surprising turn of events, the backbone of the Bison Tracker app has become one of the first digital contact tracing tools to be deployed on the state level — and Brookins is one of the lead engineers shepherding the effort. STAT, 06/24/2020

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