Monday, October 21, 2013

My Newest Project: UNC, Duke Team up with Caktus Group on HIV Gaming App

The following is an excerpt from a press release between my employer and our partners at UNC and Duke on a new project:
The web application development company Caktus Group has teamed up with researchers at the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases and the Duke Global Health Institute to develop a mobile phone app that may help patients better adhere to their medication regimens.

This is my exciting new project and I'm hugely happy to be able to talk about it publicly! We've been hard at work in conjunction with our great partners at UNC and Duke, and its been a very rewarding project even so early in the lifecycle. I'm very confident about our success in really being able to help people, and really that is the whole reason I want to build software in the first place.

It has been a very rewarding project, and an amazing opportunity I've been given.

As it happens, this is also our first mobile app. I've been doing a lot of research and test projects leading up to the start of this to prepare and to guide our development strategy. Being able to dive head first into the mobile world is a breath of fresh air. I hope that a lot of future posts will come out of the new arena I'm exploring with the team.

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I am happily employed by the excellent Caktus Group, located in beautiful and friendly Carrboro, NC, where I work with Python, Django, and Javascript.

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