Wow, I really am a useless blogger. Need to get into doing this more often.
I have exciting news! I spent this weekend in London at NHS Hack Day 10 and it was amazing.
After a very nervous start I sat and listened to people’s pitches – there were some incredible ideas of how we could improve patient and practitioners lives in the NHS. One in particluar grabbed me as a great idea that I could get involved in – a game to teach children with type 1 diabetes about carbohydrates so they can better manage their condition.
After a bit of a chaotic brainstorm we had a plethora of ideas and got down to work. I was part of the design team initially and created the main characters in the game.
I then moved onto the development team and worked with another person to adapt a game of Space Invaders so that Jamie was shooting insulin at carbs.
You can check out our team’s games here
I would totally recommend getting involved in a hack day – it’s a fantastic way to meet new people and put your brains to the test.