My #FollowFriday:s 2015
During 2015 I will each Friday try to highlight someone I find extra interesting among the Twitter usernames I (@kerfors) follow. I’ll try to pick favorites from both my domains of interest; technology and data science and also medicine and clinical research. And I’ll try to have a balance between men and women.
5 June, @SusannahFox
Just before the Health Datapalooza 2015 event it was announced that Susannah Fox is the new CTO of HHS, see “Meet The Woman In Charge Of Making The U.S. Health Department Smarter”. In the end of the event Susannah asked for 2020 dreams and gather the dreams in a Storify
22 May, @mrogati
An article I share with many others is: The Rise of the Data Natives by Monica Rogati. This week I’ve RT:ed two tweets from Monica: One challenging the notion of “data scientists spend to much time on data wrangling” and another one with a link to a nicely structured job description.
15 May, @EricTopol
Today I’ve added two names to my list: Eric Topol and David Shaywitz. Their feeds are excellent channels to keep up with things in the intersection between medicine and technology. Eric is also the author of a recent book “The patient will see you now”. Here’a a typical cool tweet from Eric.
1 May, @hmkyale
One of people behind the Yoda project and on my Twitter list of experts on sharing of clinical trial data. His 5 rules from his keynote at Yale Healthcare Conference: “Translating Information into Innovation” did pop up in my head in a discussion this week.
24 April, @hadleybeeman
This week I’ve added two new names. My interest in linked data / semantic web has more and more also included open data. Hadley is a great open data advocate and she now in the W3C Technical Architecture Group. This week she draw my attentions to an import discussions of relevance for my interest in URI design.
27 March, @egonwillighagen
Egon Willighagen was on of the first I followed when I joined Twitter. I’ve learned a lot from Egon: using my ID as researcher (ORCID) in my Twitter profile. And also using IFTTT (“If This Then That”) to cross post between e.g. CiteULike and Twitter when sharing and saving citations to academic papers, such as this one:
20 March, @SaraRiggare
I like Sara Riggare’s introduction as being a Chief Patient Officer. Sara is also one of the teachers in the upcoming MOOC from Karolinska Institutet/eDX: eHealth — Opportunities and Challenges. This week I picked up a response with a nice illustration from Sara about calling participants in clinical trials “subjects”:
6 March, @TrishWhetzel
Trish Whetzel and I have met IRL at a couple of conferences so it’s always nice to see her tweets. Trish tweets about several topics including wearables. We both enjoy following events remotely so here’s a ping from Trish about the big event this week: Mobile World Congress.
13 Feb, @andrewsu
I’ve been following Andrew Su for a while. A tweet eralier this week mentioning wikidata, i.e. the data backend to wikipedia, took me to an excellent presentation by Andrew. Beside an excellent intro to wikidata I also learned about another citizen science / crowdsourcing experiment from Andrew and his team: Mark2Cure.
30 Jan, @aaranged
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is not a core interest of mine, but by following Aaron Bradley I learn a lot about e.g. Google’s Knowledge Graph. Aaron’s recent tweet points to his blog on Google’s use of JSON-LD, a serialization of RDF, that is Linked Data in developer-friendly JSON.
23 Jan, @hildabast
One of my favorite bloggers, Hilda Bastian, has a nice feed keeping me up to date on open access, statistics, epidemiology and effectiveness research. I love her cartoon blog Statistically Funny. This week Hilda tweeted about her blogpost with advices such as live-tweeting at conferences to make real-life connections.