Episode 12 - Kelli Murray & Kunal Patel, Mega Health Jam
The Orlando Gaming community continues to grow and it's events like the Mega Health Jam that help to make it happen. April 12th - April 15th will welcome the first annual Mega Health Jam to Orlando. The brainchild of Medspeaks Kelli Murray and the Orlando Game Space' Kunal Patel the event will bridge and unite our thriving communities of Health Care and Technology in an effort to create wellness and health care technologies ALA game jam style.
Rather than write about it we have set aside episode 12 of This is Orlando to fill you in and create awareness. Here are the main points of interest;
Thursday night April 12th and the Cinedome inside of the Orlando Science Center we kick off with a night of chats, networking and fellowship. Get to know the players involved, grab a bite and a drink and jump the gun to start crafting pitches for the jam.
Friday night we move over to the Guidewell Center at Lake Nona, a state of the art co working lab that houses a good portion of those Orlandoans who work in Medical Simulation. Friday night is pitch night and will decide the focus of the projects that will take place over the next 48 hours. Come prepared with your thoughts and be sure to link to the web site for categories and ideas to get your brain turning in the right direction.
Sat - Sun we develop and mingle with the many sponsors who will be available at booths throughout to talk about their connection to the simulation and technology world. Booth space is still available and you can reserve your space by visiting the web site.
What excites me the most about this event is the opportunity our gaming community has to show the city and the world what we are capable of doing with gaming technology. It seems as if we fight every day for respectability among the tech community and little do they know how much brilliance abounds.
This event is great for students and recent graduates who want to network, add to their portfolios or create new skills. Tech business owners who have a service or product they want known. Health care providers interested in new technologies to benefit their staff and patients. Wellness coaches and advocates and anyone who wants to learn more about where health care is headed and how technology can change our daily lives in a positive way.
OK, that's enough, listen to the podcast to get the full picture. If you can't see how this brings a splash of color to our local Orlando picture then give me a ring or drop me a note so we can discuss. We talk a lot about bringing and providing content to our local scene and I applaud Kelli and Kunal for actually taking the time and making the effort to actually do something for the benefit of us all.
BTW - Thanks again to my Man Carlos for setting all of this up and making it happen. Be sure to check out his page for information on his CD releases and more. P.S. Need a good audio guy? http://www.carlosivanmarquez.com/music-design/