Excellent work by Rob at East River Tattoo.
tumbled all too tumbled after all
(passed along from edbury.io)
Woman outside of theatre, bawling: “Thank god, you’re crying too? I can’t stop. It was just so intense.” #gatsby #nobodywascrying
God, Red Vines are so good. #california
God, Red Vines are so good. #california
Health:Refactored was Health 2.0’s first attempt at a designer / developer-centric conference. We had an entirely new content team pulling together two days of sessions, and a company full of people who weren’t sure how far to diverge from our normal production strategies. So, how’d we do?
In October, our flagship conference in San Francisco pulled in over 2,500 attendees, most of them paying full price. We had a bunch of big name sponsors throw their hats (cash) in the ring, and most of our product teams also had something to unveil or an additional event to run.
H:R saw about 350 attendees. Sponsors got a little shy on this one, and most of our big ticket announcements are still reserved for next fall. We didn’t see the next big EHR get off the ground. No one went home with a giant check. But people came.
And people stayed.
Almost every session at H:R was standing room only. And afterward, people lingered. They wanted to follow up with speakers and get further resources after workshops. And most important to me: a lot of these people were developers, designers, and hackers.
And those who weren’t were still interested.
I gave a talk on responsive design to a room full of people on day two. Before my slides, I asked how many people in the room ID’d as a web dev / designer, just to get a feel. One. One person raised their hand: Kevin Moran, the other half of Health 2.0’s web development team. I was terrified.
After our panel, I got approached by a few people. They wanted to know why we didn’t have more technical design talks. Were they designers? Front-end devs? No. They were coming out of big data or medical backgrounds and wanted to get their teeth cut on some in-depth content from a new field. Now they were convinced that RWD was worthwhile and needed to know more.
Of course, some things were wonky. We tried out some new ideas, and I think there was a little head scratching at the execution sometimes. But at the end of day two, the question I got asked most was: “Are you guys doing this again?”
There’s been a lot of talk internally about whether or not there’s a market for an event like this. There is - that was never a concern for me. There are more sold out dev / design conferences going on than my inbox has room for. Throwing health care into the mix wasn’t going to change that. My concern, from day one of planning, has always been “can we pull off an event like this?”
That’s exactly what we did. We didn’t melt any faces. We didn’t blow any minds. But we showed 350 people in Mountain View that Health 2.0 can come to the development table and offer something worth lining up for, something unique. It’s exactly what we needed to do.
So, if I have any say in the matter, are we doing this again?
Hell yes we are.
In case you wanted a peek, my slides for #hrefactored are available here: http://ere.io/b/EV Thanks to everyone for coming out today!
@chaztoo will soon be hiding items in the homes of chefs and speakers. Thanks #hrefactored networking.
Just got off stage at Health:Refactored! Day one begins. #hrefactored #heartpounding
Tonight’s errand: Peterson’s critical edition of Lemegeton Clavicula Salomonis, cover to cover in one sitting.
Straight up groovin’ on Bubba Sparxxx right now. #what #why #stopit
I’m moving out; you should move in! http://edbury.io/my-roomies-need-a-roomie/
My Roomies Need a Roomie
Kacie and Erica need a new roommate!
Kacie and I are looking for a roommate, as our current one, Eddie, is moving to California at the end of May. So we are looking for someone who wants to start a 1-year lease on June 1st. They would need to sign the lease, meet our landlord, and show proof of steady income or have a guarantor. SO if you OR someone you know is looking, could you please foward this on to them? We would love a friend or a friend of a friend before we reach out into the world of craigslist… THANKS!
About the Apartment
We live in Kensington, in a private house 5 minutes from the F/G at Church Ave or 15 minutes from the Q at Beverley Rd. The house is three units, ours is on the second floor. Our landlord and his family live below us on the first floor. They are super nice.
We currently have three cats and are open to folks who have animal friends, but sadly our landlord does not allow dogs. (Plz have a hedgehog!!!)
The apartment is three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a large kitchen, a living room, and an eating area that I don’t really know how to describe. There is also a cute, rounded, princess balcony off the living room where cigarettes can be smoked, moon watching can happen, and where we could keep plants if our thumbs were greener. The apartment gets a lot of natural light.
The available bedroom is 15 X 15 with two 4 X 4 closets. It has one normal closet and then another room that might be described as a room under the stairs but there are no stairs above it. One of our cats currently uses it as an office space. There is plenty of room to keep a bike either in the bedroom or in the living room. This room also gets a ton of natural light and has two giant windows and a pretty high ceiling.
Here are things our parting roommate will leave if the person interested wants them (if not they will disappear magically):
- Giant bookcase
- Queen sized platform bed with under-storage (with a mattress if wanted)
Rent for the room is $900 plus utilities (electric, internet, and gas).
About the Roommates
Erica: Works as a full time nanny & is going to grad school for a masters in library & information sciences. Vegan but does not care if you are. A night owl & generally both clean and tidy except for the times an assignment due. I have two kitty cats. A cigarette smoker but always trying to quit.
Kacie: Works mainly from home for an aromatherapy company and an aspiring early riser. Is also vegan but like Erica doesn’t mind if you aren’t. Has one cat and is typically found in her room on the computer. Enjoys living in clean-er spaces and the act of cleaning, but doesn’t mind if everything isn’t always the tidiest. Also, mermaids and muppets.
Please pass this along to anyone you might know looking for a place & have them e-mail erica[dot]suz[dot]saunders[at]gmail.com with questions or to set up a time to see the apartment!
Erica & Kacie
This cosmic dance of bursting decadence and withheld permissions, twists all our arms collectively, but if sweetness can win, and it can, then I’ll still be here tomorrow to high-five you yesterday, my friend. Peace.
All dinosaurs aside, Jurassic Park is an amazing movie. Period.