Health Jam Seattle/events

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For a schedule grid, see Health Jam Seattle/Schedule.

Friday

Kickoff

An overview of how the weekend will work, opportunities for people to introduce themselves, and general milling-around getting-to-know-you open space time.

Intro to OLPC and OLPC Health

Seth Woodworth and Mel Chua explain the history, technology, and goals of the OLPC project and what the new Health initiative plans to accomplish (and how you can get involved this weekend and beyond). The session will likely not last a full hour - any extra time will run over into the Rocket pitch activity.

Rocket pitch activity

Run by Mel Chua.

Not sure what to work on? Not sure what can be worked on? Want to get started, meet people, and help us decide what will be worked on this weekend? Get your creative juices flowing during this icebreaker activity where small teams generate and pitch Health project ideas (that fit a set of predefined silly constraints) to the rest of the crowd in 20 minutes or less. And then do it again. And then try to turn these ideas into actual projects for the weekend - we'll leave the session with a full brainstorm wall of project ideas along with - hopefully - some project groups to work on those ideas during the Jam.

Saturday

Intro to OLPC and OLPC Health

Seth Woodworth and Mel Chua explain the history, technology, and goals of the OLPC project and what the new Health initiative plans to accomplish (and how you can get involved this weekend and beyond). The session will likely not last a full hour, leaving time for participants to drop in on other activities. Designed for those who missed the earlier intro sessions.

Getting started with content

Seth Woodworth gives an overview of getting started on the various content and non-technical projects available within OLPC, including how to start your own project.

Getting started with software/hardware

Mel Chua and others give an overview of the XO's hardware and software and how to get started developing. This will be a very hands-on, participatory session; bring a laptop and your own XO if you have one. Bonus points if you bring your own XO and a small screwdriver.

Introduction to wikis and IRC

Seth Woodworth will be running a hands-on tutorial on how to edit pages on the OLPC wiki and how to participate in the IRC chatroom - get familiar with the communications tools OLPC grassroots volunteers use, and meet the distributed worldwide community of hackers. Highly recommended for first-timers to wikis and open-source, for non-technical participants, and for those looking for people to help with their projects. We'll show you how to find mentors and volunteers within the OLPC community.

Open source medical records system

Drew Einhorn of WorldVistA explains his Medical Records System project and how you can help.

TeleHealth Hardware

Mel Chua, Ian Daniher, and Tom Boonsiri give a demo of the low-cost hardware devices being developed for remote diagnosis and biometric logging. The second half of this session will be a design discussion taking suggestions for improvement and further development of such hardware.

BOF lunch: Stories from the field

Interested in work "in the field" - be that actual OLPC pilot deployments, public health missions, or otherwise? Got stories to share from the field? Thinking of going out there yourself? Hang out with similarly-interested people during a Birds of a Feather lunch (you'll be responsible for getting your own food). We'll meet in front of the door of the scheduled room and then figure out how to get food.

Sunday

Intro to OLPC and OLPC Health

Seth Woodworth and Mel Chua explain the history, technology, and goals of the OLPC project and what the new Health initiative plans to accomplish (and how you can get involved this weekend and beyond). The session will likely not last a full hour, leaving time for participants to drop in on other activities. Designed for those who missed the earlier intro sessions.

Summer of Content

Want to contribute to the development of an international summer internship program? What kinds of things can be done to promote grassroots development of Health content and activities/events throughout the globe? Mel Chua leads a discussion on the Summer of Content program and how the next round's infrastructure might be designed to handle and support Health projects especially. If time permits, we'll discuss the ambitious Summer of Make proposal for engineering/hardware projects.

Alternative medicine

How can many various traditions of healing arts contribute to the OLPC Health effort? Join us for a round table discussion on how we can get other modes of medical practice involved with the various projects we've started this weekend.

Linuxfest Northwest preview

Iain Davidson talks about the upcoming Linuxfest Northwest in Bellingham and how you can learn more about Linux and OLPC there.

Ongoing Seattle-area OLPC activities

SeaXO, Seattle's local XO user group, will introduce themselves and invite participants to their monthly meetups.

BOF lunch: Starting a grassroots group

Thinking of starting your own Grassroots group or University chapter? Join Mel Chua and other interested folks for an engaging lunch discussion on grassroots groups best-practices. Share your own stories and advice, and solicit feedback from others on your plans. We'll meet at the entrance of the scheduled room and decide what to do for food then.

Feedback! and How to Run a Jam

Debrief time - what went well this weekend? What could be improved? Now is the time to get all your rants and suggestions (and volunteering offers) out for future implementation. At the end of the feedback session, anyone who's interested in learning how to run their own Jam will be invited to grab dinner with Health Jam coordinators Seth Woodworth and Mel Chua to talk about how to run their own event so that it's even better than the Health Jam was.

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