The COVID-19 vaccines have been rolled out, but many Americans are still struggling to plan and schedule appointments at vaccine centers. An Oracle Engineer, Kurt Bringsjord, felt that the problem could be solved. The engineer decided to serve an assist in inoculating their community against the deadly virus through his expertise.
Carri Craver, a code developer who is into community service, had been talking about her crowdsourcing project, Find Vaccine TX, on a local news broadcast. The project was created to help people schedule appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. Kurt contacted Carri and offered to help the site’s data model and accelerating the addition of essential features. Using APEX, Bringsjord was confident he could rapidly and securely deliver a better solution.
He was successful in creating an APEX-powered application within three days with the support of Stephanie Trunzo, GVP Strategy & Transformation, and an Oracle APEX team led by Scott Spendolini.
Oracle volunteers got behind the project and worked to expand Carri’s application from Texas to the entire country. Her site was relaunched as Find Vaccine USA as the numbers skyrocketed with the switch over to the APEX version. Over 30 Oracle employees volunteered and took time out of their busy schedules to help Bringsjord. “It’s incredible for such a big company like this to have a startup mentality,” he said.