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

Open data+models for food safety: a first small step in making a really big difference

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One of the great things about being part of the Knowledge & Learning Systems Working Group (KLSWG) at a private-public network like the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP) is that our team (a) works with some amazing people around the world that are pioneering the way that education & training takes place today in our sector; and (b) has a unique opportunity to validate innovative tools & ideas with the people that actually do this for a living and at an important scale.

This is exactly what bright people like Paul Stacey (Associate Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons), Garin Fons (Programs Manager, Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning, University of Texas at Austin), and Theresa Bernardo (Founder, One Health Knowledge Initiatives & Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Health Informatics, Michigan State University – and TEDx speaker 🙂 ) did in a concept paper that was just released for discussion & reflection among the GFSP network members.… Click to read the full post