A global alliance for food safety: reflections on the GFSP 2014 conference

Receiving a certificate (on the most smiling participant?) from Dr. Francois Le Gall of the World Bank who is responsible for the strategy and coordination of the GFSP

While writing this, I am on the plane for home and trying to adjust from the summer weather of Cape Town to the chilly weather of Athens. But most of all, I am trying to digest a wealth of ideas, images and impressions that I bring back with me from the annual conference of the Global Food Safety Partnership. I have to admit that I was not prepared for this. I was expecting a quite slow and boring conference, with some meetings of interest but with an emphasis on the process (how this huge partnership will function) rather than the substance (how impact will be achieved).… Click to read the full post

LIVE from Hack4Med: The HOMER Hackathon

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hack4med logoHack4Med is here! We kicked off today at 17.00 with a set of speeches from local authorities of Heraklion, focusing on their data and the needs they have from innovative applications on their topics. After completing the speeches, we divided into two groups and we interviewed our speakers to get some more specific input for our hack ideas! Once we collected all the input, we went into one big group and we shared our insights, identifying hack ideas that we decided to move forward with!

What you see below is a glimpse of what is happening at the moment, at 22.30, with the teams working in their respective spaces, filled with energy, food and supplies for an all-night hacking experience!… Click to read the full post