San Francisco, CAUSA
Hometown: San Francisco
September 4, 2005
I am the CTO of a six year old company that builds decision-support tools for ordinary people faced with making healthcare decisions. I've been programming in Ruby for about six years, but we're just now beginning to integrate Rails into our environm
I was involved with the active Ruby community in Austin Texas and looked for a similar community in San Francisco.
Still the best place in the Bay Area to learn what's emerging with Ruby. Rails is still the main focus, but increasingly it's all about the ecosystem emerging around Ruby.
Interesting that you're considering new databases for healthcare. When I had first become a Neo4j user I was involved with the nationwide HIS in Zambia, then gotten involved with an open-source project called OpenMRS. Along the way, I kept thinking "this is all such a graph problem, can't we find a better database for it?" Then I found Neo4j and started to use it for projects like disease surveillance.
Would love to chat with you about it at one of these meetups.
It was great to see you at the Prescott Village site visit yesterday, Anthony. We are using the term "Instant Cohousing" to convey the potential for communities like these to get and up running quickly, unlike your experience in Austin (which we hope you can be part of an EBCOHO talk on someday). Sometimes you can do the process work afterwards, instead of figuring out everything in advance, when a unique opportunity like this comes along with the physical structure already in place.