[PyHealthcare] Introduction

Federico Caboni federico.caboni at crs4.it
Mon Aug 8 14:55:13 CEST 2011

Welcome, Nick, and thanks for sharing your professional story.

I'm very glad you liked my presentation and found it useful, especially if it persuaded you
to join the list and collaborate!

-- Federico 

Il giorno 08/ago/2011, alle ore 14:17, Nick Lo ha scritto:

> Hello all, My name is Nick Lo and having read the other introductions
> I feel like I'm very underqualified to be part of this group. It was
> Frederico Caboni's presentation on the use of Python in Healthcare at
> Europython 2011 that brought the group to my attention. While watching
> that presentation I realised that not only did I find it one of the
> most interesting presentations of the many I watched, but also that it
> was one of the more relevant ones to the work that I am now involved
> in.
> For the past 4.5 years one of my main clients has been the Institute
> for Health and Social Science Research at CQUniversity, Australia
> where I've been working on various web application projects dealing
> with, for example, outpatient rehabilitation for diabetes,
> cardiovascular disease. Oddly it was watching Frederico's presentation
> that made me realise how familiar I have become with healthcare, not
> only through client work but through personal interest.
> As for my being underqualified I think a lot is due to my own history
> coming via design rather than the sciences. I've been working since
> 2000 in web-development using PHP and in that time co-authored "Zend
> Framework in Action". I started using Django and Python to speed up
> development of the Uni projects and now see Python as my "go to"
> language while still maintaining a few PHP based projects out of
> necessity.
> My interest in this group is hopefully to get a sense of what I do and
> don't know about the healthcare IT industry and what directions I
> could take the work we do in.
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