It’s always worth a look at where we came from – so thanks to the magic of social media, you can see what the very first Healthcamp DC, in 2008, looked like: #hcdc HealthCamp Washington, DC 2008 and 2011 | Ted Eytan, MD
This year’s HealthCamp DC was the biggest ever. I piloted something new today because it’s trending (thanks to people like Alex Carmichael – @accarmichael and Lauree Ostrofsky – @simplyleap ) – instead of using a buzzer to let people know that their 4 minute time had completed, I gave a hug. It felt okay, in a good way!
The Walking Gallery didn’t exist until 2011, and this one was the biggest ever, as well. Casey Quinlan has the latest jacket – making the cut at #160. I got to wear my #147 , and was happy to see Massive Health’s Andrew Rosenthal (@andrewrosenthal) wear my first jacket as a proxy.
As I look through the tweets of the day (#hcdc and #TheWalkingGallery), I am struck by the generosity and interest in the sharing and encouraging of the heart that these get togethers stimulate. There’s nothing like it. Both events continue to inspire a new generation of health activists, and encourage those who’ve been there all along. We’re all still working together and we all believe everything is possible, because it is.
DC is epicenter of web health 2.0. All are here: Govt/politicians,VCs tech, charities, payers, providers, researchers etc. Let’s make it so!
Mark Scrimshire ( @ekivemark ), Maumi Chatterton ( @MCJhatter ), Regina Holliday ( @ReginaHolliday ) did another great job this year, as did the staff of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health. When I took my jacket off for the evening, I could only think one thing, which is that Regina is awesome.
Photos below, enjoy