Photo Friday: What Innovation in your DNA looks like

Photo Friday: What Innovation in your DNA looks like

I try and take photographs that capture people as they are (I call it “the human spirit”). This week’s photo wasn’t taken by me ( Thank you@erinm81 ) but notice how the silly shot is always more interesting than the serious shot. It’s from this week’s code-a-thon, where we worked with the newly published open … Continue reading Photo Friday: What Innovation in your DNA looks like

Interchange by Kaiser Permanente API Launch and Code-a-Thon – enjoy the journey

Interchange by Kaiser Permanente API Launch and Code-a-Thon - enjoy the journey

View Interchange code-a-thon 25579 on Flickr.com I have never been in a code-a-thon that took me to a different state during its operation. And yet….there we were in Virginia in the middle of the night (for a good reason, visiting with Lesley Levine, MD’s (@LRLMD)  brother, who provided us the pizzas for the team’s midnight … Continue reading Interchange by Kaiser Permanente API Launch and Code-a-Thon – enjoy the journey

Hacking Community Walking Data with the Arlington, Virginia, Mobility Lab

Hacking Community Walking Data with the Arlington, Virginia, Mobility Lab

View Visualization: Pedestrian Counts, Arlington, Virginia on Flickr.com There are so many things in just the title of this post that is new learning for me. Let’s count them: There is automated community walking data available, because Arlington, Virginia has installed electronic meters on its walking trails (see: National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project :: … Continue reading Hacking Community Walking Data with the Arlington, Virginia, Mobility Lab

A media moment at #healthdata with US CTO Todd Park and The SchoolFit team

A media moment at #healthdata with US CTO Todd Park and The SchoolFit team

View 2012 Datapalooza 13329 on Flickr.com This is how stuff happens around here. One minute you’re sharing stories with a friend whose team happened to win the obesity prevention code-a-thon. The next, you’re watching as the United States Chief Technology Officer Todd Park ( @Todd_Park ) gets a live demo of the app-created-in-2-days by the … Continue reading A media moment at #healthdata with US CTO Todd Park and The SchoolFit team

Obesity Prevention Code-A-Thon Finale: From an invididual to a civic mindset

Obesity Prevention Code-A-Thon Finale: From an invididual to a civic mindset

DC Health Week Code-a-Thon 13141 – The School Fit Team – They won! In the weeks leading up to this weekend’s code-a-thon, conversations like this, with respected community organizers like Greg Bloom were happening: @greggish all the more reason 4 u to come. Several #sdoh and #Rxsocial ppl will be there, by design @DCHealthWeek + … Continue reading Obesity Prevention Code-A-Thon Finale: From an invididual to a civic mindset

Obesity Prevention Code-a-Thon – the era of Geospatial

Obesity Prevention Code-a-Thon - the era of Geospatial

Looking at “your city” – the era of geospatial Yesterday was the first day of DC Health Data and Innovation Week, which started with the HD&IW Code-a-thon: Preventing Obesity. I have actually been at all 3 Washington DC-based code-a-thons, and can say (and celebrate) a paradigm shift, which is really from the individual, to the … Continue reading Obesity Prevention Code-a-Thon – the era of Geospatial

Idea for the Obesity prevention Code-A-Thon: a healthier meeting revolution

Idea for the Obesity prevention Code-A-Thon: a healthier meeting revolution

When you take the time to be mindful – View on flickr.com How does it feel when you are at an all day or multi-day event either as an attendee or staff, and you feel trapped by the food choices that are provided for you? Oh, I just gave away the answer. It doesn’t feel … Continue reading Idea for the Obesity prevention Code-A-Thon: a healthier meeting revolution