Rock Weekly – 8/1
The last week of July passed more quickly than a San Francisco summer with a deep-dive into Lean Startup principles, practical exercises to organize information on users, and of course a bit of time socialize and relax. The week began with our weekly Cooper workshop, where we were put to work outlining and organizing research and creating personas. Midweek, we took a break with a pre-screening of the awesome documentary film Connected.
On Thursday, Eric Ries shared insights into the Lean Startup Methodology. We all wondered how lean startup methodology can apply to an industry such as healthcare… Eric responded to the tough questions with thoughtful answers that were everything but sugarcoated. See what you missed from the talk here.
To end our week, Skimble threw a happy hour filled with delicious food, good company and cold drinks. And no Skimble happy hour would be complete without a few fitness challenges, including the plank push-up contest. Check out photos and a video on the Skimble Blog.
Rock Health in the News:
- Rock Health: Nurturing the Next Generation of Digital Health Entrepreneurs (California Health Care Foundation)
- Rock Health provides disruptive force in health care (Forbes)
Events & Opportunities:
- Keas is looking for Sr. Software Designer
- RunKeeper is looking for a Platform Evangelist (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Open mHealth is looking for a Project Manager (email Deborah Estrin [email@example.com] and Ida Sim [firstname.lastname@example.org])
- Mayo Transform 2011: September 11-13 registration
- Rock Report: State of Digital Health
- Treating the Cause, Not the Illness
- Designing a better food level
- The cost of being female: How much the average woman spends on a lifetime of basic health care
- 10 mobile health acquisitions in 2011 so far
Quote of the Week:
“If you don’t know who your customer is, you don’t know what quality is.” –Eric Ries