This is a first of a series where I and Nathan Blake answer questions and generally talk about med tech and clinical innovation in a relaxed fashion. Warning! The podcast is over an hour long, is tangential and also contains personal anecdotes and light politics. As opposed to the inspirational clinicians section that tries to … Continue reading Bryan Podcast: Episode 1
You’re a clinician, you already have a coding niche.
Finding a niche in coding can help you get your foot in the professional door, however, there are some risks. If your skill set is too narrow you can force yourself out of the competition. If you risk it and jump in a trending part of tech that doesn't catch on you've also forced yourself … Continue reading You’re a clinician, you already have a coding niche.
Enigma, a mechanical analogy to software
I recently went to the Polish cultural institute in Hammersmith to see a talk on the WW2 enigma machine. I was not disappointed, the good condition facilitated a working demonstration. Not only was this a treat to see from a historical perspective, it is a physical embodiment of how high, and low level code works … Continue reading Enigma, a mechanical analogy to software
Tips for clinicians who want to commit to learning code
This year has been very rewarding. Students, juniors, and seniors have been sharing their stories and desires. Although it's heart warming, to to see clinicians learning how to code, I'm aware that the early stages of interest are very delicate. In the early stages, you won't be able to produce something cool or useful. Like … Continue reading Tips for clinicians who want to commit to learning code
Should a clinician honestly learn how to code to advance their career?
From what my email inbox tells me there is an interest from junior doctors who want to learn how to code. Some see it as a way to get out of medicine, others see it as a mandatory skill for innovation forced by the ever increasing presence of machine learning and tech in healthcare. Some … Continue reading Should a clinician honestly learn how to code to advance their career?
What do you want out of this?
My postgrad is coming close. The hours worked in A and E will be reduced soon and I'm having to refer project opportunities to other people. One thing that gladly doesn't change is the email correspondence. I love hearing from people, exchanging ideas and listening to other peoples' stories. Recently I have received a number of … Continue reading What do you want out of this?
One small step for most, one giant leap for me!
After two long hours communicating over skype with a friend of a friend who is a developer in Budapest we finally managed to upload the beta test of our site on the port : http://220.127.116.11:61008/ . There is still much more to do before it becomes mildly useful such as populating the backend database with providers … Continue reading One small step for most, one giant leap for me!
Have an idea? Stop thinking and start doing!
We finally have a basic search function coded!! Ok, it's not amazing, we can search through our database of pulling objects based on category and display the objects in order with other objects that are inherited. The trick now is to build a drop down form into the page for users to make their own queries. I … Continue reading Have an idea? Stop thinking and start doing!
Pitching my book to academic publishers
Today I got to see the insides of a medical physics academic’s office at UCL. The office was littered with books, tech, papers and a whiteboard scrawled with equations. I cannot help feel at home. The mess invoked the emotion that the academic is a person of action, a doer. This is irrational; a room … Continue reading Pitching my book to academic publishers
Where are we going in life?
When it comes to tech meetings I just love Soho. The lively streets are slightly frayed at the edges and the whole neighborhood oozes an optimistic, none pretentious energy. One street sports trendy coffee shops whilst the next hosts drug dealers who are so blatant at their trade, I’m shocked they’re not arrested within minutes. … Continue reading Where are we going in life?