danfish

Launchpad ID:

https://launchpad.net/~dan-fishms

IRC:

danfish on irc.freenode.net

Email:

<dan AT fishms DOT org>

Blog:

http://www.ossmedicine.org/

Twitter:

http://twitter.com/ossmedicine

About Me

I'm a 37 year old married father of two lively boys living in Surrey in the UK. My background isn't in IT - I'm actually a GP (medical doctor) by day. I first got the IT bug when a undergraduate doing a thesis and rather enjoyed messing around with PC's. I spent many years on MacOS, though also messing around with linux since 2000 (and getting into a bit of bother when I installed redhat ?5 on a hospital PC!). I finally moved everything at home to ubuntu in 2007. I run the practice website from an ubuntu VPS - http://www.langleymedicalpractice.co.uk. Sadly there is little evidence of ubuntu within the NHS or UK healthcare, but who knows how the future will pan out. I suggest OSS and ubuntu where possible - to me the merits are a 'no-brainer'

Things I do for Ubuntu

Community

Development

  • A django based project for community anticoagulation monitoring, which has recently morphed into a system for diabetes monitoring and may well morph into something bigger yet.

Support

  • When I can I answer support questions (and ask many more!) in #ubuntu-uk

External Stuff

  • I'm on a couple of medical IT committees and am trying to introduce the notion of open source software

Future Work

  • Open to suggestions!
  • I'm watching the recent changed in NHS IT with interest (as of 9/8/10). The Microsoft tie-in has gone, leaving and area that floss can move into.

Testimonials


CategoryUKTeamProfile

danfish (last edited 2010-08-09 19:46:03 by dan-fishms)