User Experience (UX) + Free Software = ❤

Today I gave a talk at DevConf.cz, which I previously gave as a keynote this past November at SeaGL, about UX and Free Software using the ChRIS project as an example. This is a blog-formatted version of that talk, although you can view a video of it here from SeaGL if you’d rather a video. Let’s talk about a topic that is increasingly critical as time goes on, that is really important for those of us who work on free software and care really deeply about making a positive impact in the world. Let’s talk about user experience (UX) and free software, using the ChRIS Project as a case study. What is the ChRIS Project? The ChRIS project is an open source, free software platform developed at Boston Children’s Hospital in partnership with other organizations – Red Hat (my employer,) Boston University, the Massachusetts Open Cloud, and others. The overarching goal of the ChRIS project is to make all of the amazing free software in the medical space more accessible and usable to researchers and practitioners in the field. This is just a quick peek under the hood – because I’m saying ChRIS is a “platform,” but it can be …

Ag troid le coróinvíreas le foinse oscailte

Tá mé ag iarraidh píosa beag a insint faoi cúpla tionscadal foinse oscáilte go mbeidh ag troid le coróinvíreas. 1. COVID-Net agus ChRIS Is bogearraí intleachta saorga é COVID-Net. Is féidir leis COVID-19 a aimsiú i íomhánna x-ghathú cliabhraigh agus i íomhánna scanadh CAT cliabhraigh. Úsáideann sé samhail meaisínfhoghlama. Tá sé ag deanamh ag comhlacht ainm atá air DarwinAI agus ag University of Waterloo. Is ardán scamaill foinse oscailte tábhachtach é ChRIS. Chruthaigh Boston Children’s Hospital é leis páirtithe is cósúil le Boston University agus Red Hat (mo fhostóir.) Ritheann COVID-Net ar ChRIS. Is féidir libh níos mo faoin COVID-Net ar ChRIS a léamh (i mBéarla) anseo: DarwinAI and Red Hat Team Up to Bring COVID-Net Radiography Screening AI to Hospitals, Using Underlying Technology from Boston Children’s Hospital Dhear mé an comhéadain úsáideora do ChRIS agus do COVID-Net. Is féidir libh an dearadh comhéadain úsáideora COVID-Net a feacáil anseo: Dearadh COVID-Net. Is tionscadail an-tairbheach iad ChRIS agus COVID-Net agus is breá liom é a bheith ag obair acu. 2. Serratus Is tionscadal foinse oscailte géineolaíocht é Serratus. Tá siad ag cuardach seichimh RNA víreasach i bunachar sonraí SRA poiblí. Nuair seichimh a aimsiú siad ann, cruthaíonn siad géanóim víreasach iomlán. …

Intro to UX design for the ChRIS Project – Part 1

(This blog post is part of a series; view the full series page here.) What is ChRIS? Something I’ve been working on for a while now at Red Hat is a project we’re collaborating on with Boston Children’s Hospital, the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC), and Boston University. It’s called the ChRIS Research Integration Service or just “ChRIS”. Rudolph Pienaar (Boston Children’s), Ata Turk (MOC), and Dan McPherson (Red Hat) gave a pretty detailed talk about ChRIS at the Red Hat Summit this past summer. A video of the full presentation is available, and it’s a great overview of why ChRIS is an important project, what it does, and how it works. To summarize the plot: ChRIS is an open source project that provides a cloud-based computing platform for the processing and sharing of medical imaging within and across hospitals and other sites. There’s a number of problems ChRIS seeks to solve that I’m pretty passionate about: Using technology in new ways for good.Where would we all be if we could divert just a little bit of the resources we in the tech community collectively put towards analyzing the habits of humans and delivering advertising content to them? ChRIS applies cloud …