Category: Meta

Work Kudos

My team helped develop a demonstration Real-Time Health System described in this article.  It was a fun project using lots of different technologies:

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Spring/Java REST Services
  • iBeacon
  • Vertica
  • AWS

My team built the mobile apps that interacted with iBeacons to simulate the interactions described in the article, both Android and iOS published in their respective stores. We also built middleware, REST-based web services and the actual disease model that ran the simulation. These communicated to a Vertica back-end where another team performed analytics on the data.

The demo ran at four conferences, including HIMSS in both 2015 and 2016.

Inspiration

I had been considering re-launching my blog for a while now and wanted to get back into the rhythm of writing regularly. I recently discovered John Sonmez at Simple Programmer and was impressed by his content. Listening to him has motivated me to move ahead and get blogging again.

John offers an email-based blogging course, and although I am a long-time blogger I found real value in what the course taught. Because I have blogged for a while, I have definitely seen many of the effects he describes, so I believe in what John is teaching. I feel I could do better, and his course has given me more techniques and inspiration to get more out of my blogging effort. I’m glad I spent the time on his course. Check out his YouTube videos too, there is a ton of good content.

New Mobile Blog

I’ve decided to re-launch my blog under a different header as I am primarily writing about mobility now. My old blog content is mostly .Net-related, and I’m not really working in that space any more. It makes sense to me to curate the content differently.

The reason I blog is that I find so many great answers to questions and tutorials on how to do things, and I feel compelled to do my part (as I have since I started blogging in 2003). Welcome, and I hope you find something useful.