As clinicians, the tech world can seem like a daunting place. What's a framework? Which programming language does what? What type of developer should I hire or work with? I want to build an app, what does that involve? Whilst I love the ideas and work ethic that some of the clinicians I speak to have. … Continue reading Clinicians should assess developers like they assess their peers to avoid pain
Whenever we look at successful people, it's not long before people proclaim that they can mind read, the successful are greedy, this is why they are successful. The term exploitation get's thrown about at the drop of a hat, and anyone defending them has their mind read successfully. They are greedy themselves. They don't entertain … Continue reading 2 examples of how greedy planning leaves you short-changed
For people who know me by now, they know that I do not hold back on my opinions when it comes to the ability of the NHS to analyze data. This does not mean that I think that everyone in the NHS is terrible. I have met some very smart clinicians. Some of these are … Continue reading Medical Data is not unique
Recently, FCC in the USA voted on repealing net neutrality, Although I have an unhealthy obsession with American politics (I live in the UK), this will affect how the world experiences the internet. First of all, before we go further, what is net neutrality? Net neutrality is preventing an internet service provider from picking sites it wants … Continue reading What Does the Net Neutrality Vote Mean?
It's been a busy month. Right now, I am sitting in a cottage in Oxford, with limited connection and signal. The rationing of social media, cooking, and long weekend has given me time to not talk to people, draft my article for Simple Programmer, rejig my investments, work on some documentation for Imperial College London's … Continue reading 3 tricks to be more productive
There were many reasons I chose to jump the NHS ship and develop software in financial tech. One big motivator was that London is an international hub for financial tech as most of the financial transactions go through London and New York. I knew that I would be learning cutting edge tech and processes. Another … Continue reading It’s the data drought that’s killing the NHS Academic development
As the public starts to become more and more aware of concepts like Blockchain, cryptocurrency and smart (insert word here), you may have become increasingly aware of the term smart contract. Last Sunday I coded my first smart contract, and this was pushed to my company’s server and is now active. Sound impressive? Well, it’s … Continue reading 4 Things You Should Know About Smart Contracts
As most of the regular readers know, I have moved from coding in a university to coding in a financial tech firm in central London. I used to think that I was a good programmer. However, industry has knocked some bad habits out of me that I didn't even know I had. It's not that … Continue reading 4 differences in coding from academia to industry
This weekend I attended the alternative careers for doctors conference organized and hosted by medic footprints in Covent Garden. My main talks were based on getting doctors to grips with the basics of coding, the anatomy of a website, and a small insight into machine learning. It had to be small because there is only … Continue reading Where is the Growing Med tech community going?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have heard from TV, film, books, or the news that machine learning is making major advances and will be taking over many jobs in the not so distant future. The conversations I have with people who understand machine learning varies, however, people who don’t mainly fall … Continue reading 4 simple tricks to beat machine learning and AI