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#MakeHealth RETURNS!

Make Health Fest 2015

We are gearing up for this year’s repeat of the fantastic Make Health event, a maker event themed around healthcare.

Make Health Fest: http://makehealth.us/
(Pssst! Check out #MakeHealth on Twitter)

This year (THIS WEEKEND!!), MakeHealth is a two-day event, with presentations split onto two different days, and booths and demos on Sunday. Check the schedule carefully to not miss something you want to see.

FESTIVAL: Make Health Fest: 11 am – 6 pm, Sunday, October 25th, 2015
SYMPOSIUM: The Nightscout Project, Patient-Driven Innovation, & the Maker Movement: 9:30 am – 12 pm, Monday, October 26th, 2015

This year we have been recruiting some awesome campus and community partners (and the list is still growing!). We are also seeking volunteers of all sorts (and you can volunteer to help at the website). We ESPECIALLY need people to do social media stuff, write up the event wherever you post, livetweet presentations and displays, take pics, help us make the event come alive for those who can’t get here. And if anyone is able and willing to livestream or Periscope, that is another thing we’d love to do (and get requests for) but which hasn’t happened yet. People who volunteer officially get cool swag, so it’s worth signing up as well as just doing it!

If you ARE a presenter, feel free to recruit one of your friends to videotape you and put it up online, but being sensitive to those in the audience who may be less thrilled about being on camera.

We are really excited about this year’s highlights and keynotes:

Susannah Fox was the health lead at the Pew Internet and American Life Project, and is now Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Whoa. Susannah’s ideas of what qualifies as technology tend toward the broad side. That broad definition makes it easier for her to be absolutely as excited about what makers and real people are doing as much so (if not more) than what professional geeks are doing.

We also have Jose Gomez-Marquez, Director, MIT Little Devices Lab, and Anna Young of Maker Nurse. More information forthcoming about presentations on the patient-led movement to overhaul life with diabetes (a.k.a. the NightScout Project), which you may have noticed under the hashtags #WeAreNotWaiting, #CGMinTheCloud, #DIYPS, #NightScout, #OpenAPS, and probably more.

It promises to be a fantastic event, and we would love your help and participation. If you want to take a look at just how fantastic it was last year, you can do that here.

We #MakeHealth Fest 2014: http://makehealth.us/2014

On Making Health – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of June 24, 2014)

White House Tweet on Maker Faire

#MakeHealth, #MakerNurse, #MedLibs, and #NationOfMakers lead off this week’s highlighted hashtags. What they all have in common is connections between maker culture and making health. What is maker culture? Funny you should ask.


White House Maker Faire
The White House had its first ever Maker Faire last week, June 18th. Their hashtag was #NationOfMakers. While the White House didn’t focus solely on health, health was well represented in their audience and presenters.

#NationOfMakers #MakeHealth


We Make Health

University of Michigan is really active in this space, enough so that the topic could be a whole series of posts on its own. Let’s just start with the fact that University of Michigan is sponsoring our own maker festival in August explicitly focused on connecting health, research, clinical care, patients, and maker culture. Our hashtag for this event and going on is #makehealth.


MakerNurse

Work on that event has lead to a lot of questions and thoughts from other medical librarians, which led to a Twitter chat about #makehealth and #NationOfMakers and all that under the hashtag #medlibs and joined by the folks from #MakerNurse!

“What is the Maker Movement, and how does it connect to participatory medicine and personalized healthcare? How is this changing healthcare? How is this changing libraries? How does this connect to the roots of health and healthcare? What are roles for libraries in ‘makering’?”


What will you be making? Help us make health!


First posted at THL Blog: http://thlibrary.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/on-making-health-hashtags-of-the-week-hotw-week-of-june-24-2014/