Monthly Archives: April 2018
26 April 2018 - 2:25 pm Originals – How non conformists change the world
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw
This is the opening quote for Adam Grant’s book – “Originals – How non conformists change the world”. “Originals” is a great read. It’s full of catchy metaphors, analogies, anecdotes and stories.
Of course, whilst most of the book is based on existing research, it still pertains the subjective opinion of the author and it is in no way an academic book with contrasting viewpoints. Rather, it is a book about what Grant learned about originality in all his years as a social reseacher. And I would recommend it as a read.
Recommendations, however, don’t tell us much about books apart from the fact that they were enjoyed by the people who recommended them. They might hint to the interests of the recommenders as well. What one needs in order to decide to read a book is a bit of a sneak peak, an insight or some highlights. So, if you’re wondering whether Originals is worth a read or not, why not read the following highlights and decide if any sparks your reading interest.
6 April 2018 - 11:19 am #HackMed18: How interdisciplinary work is key
On the 10-11th of March, #HackMed18 took place at the University of Sheffield. HackMed is a medical focused hackathon that aims to bring together hackers, dreamers, and doers to solve problems related to humanity’s elementary need, health.
Organised by the MedTech Sheffield society, this was the second instalment of the medical hackathon. The first hackathon took place in April last year and was a great starting ground for a growing society and event.
Hacka-what? Not sure what a hackathon is? Let me very quickly take you to one.
This year, The University of Sheffield Enterprise (USE) were proud sponsors of the hackathon which saw over 50 students from across the world take part to come up with ways to seal the cracks in healthcare, medicine and scientific research. Alongside USE, sponsors include Pfizer Healthcare Hub, Oxford Nanopore, Nexmo and GitHub. The latter three as returning sponsors! HackMed also partnered with Major League Hacking (MLH) – a global student hackathon community. Continue reading “#HackMed18: How interdisciplinary work is key” »