Rachel Graves is creating creating opensource healthcare hacks.
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$18
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Four years ago I had a cardiac arrest and it changed everything. It has made me really passionate about healthcare and how technology is used in this space. I'm also super interested in helping individuals track their health, be it physical or mental, and then compare that data to find useful insights. Three months of sleep data is really helping me personally see its affect on my anxiety and depression.

My goal is to dedicate my time to building useful hacks around my ideas and releasing them to the world for free. I'll be trying to organize hack meetups to try to bring others together around common good. I personally suffer with mental health problems which are currently preventing me from working a "normal job" but I still want to contribute. I plan to try to organize something that can allow others in similar shoes, be it poverty or poor health, to come together and work on things in a constructive environment.

Your pledge will help As I currently live on sickness benefits your pledges will immediately help to make this possible. Simple things like bus fare and tube travel are out of my budget right now. I can work on some of this from home, but to make meetups work I'll need to go places. To test ideas with real people will require that I can get to real people. Some hackdays already exist, like NHS Hack Day, which I often cannot afford to attend due to transport and accomodation fees. Your pledges will help me turn my ideas into reality.

Why can I do this? Why me? I've worked in technology across numerous disciplines (marketing, healthcare, business) as a Software Engineer and Systems Administrator. My work in healthcare was at the personal healthcare company Babylon Health. I've studied Information Architecture and Practices & Theories in Interaction Design at City University and have posted my coursework online. My hacks have won prizes at NHS Hackday. I can code both frontend (HTML & CSS) and backend (Rails, Django & Drupal). 

My work to date. All of my hacks to date can be found on my github and I'm working on getting my portfolio website back up and running.

Inclusivity. I'm a queer transgender woman and I care a lot about inclusivity. I want everything I work on to be as inclusive as possible by default, not the other way around.

First Step. My first step is to organize a weekly working session at a community workspace in London. I'll be there working every week. I'll get the website back up, setup collaboration tools and then start my first project. A mood tracking hack.

Second Step. Organize a weekly work group so that others can come along and work on hacks (be it there own or one of mine). With focus on making the meetup compatible with people on low-income or people with health problems. Try and find sponsorship for this to cover expenses like travel for people who are on benefits or have specific travel needs, as well as inclusive food for people so they don't starve. 

Third Step. Hopefully I'll have something good going, rinse and repeat. Look into setting up rewards for backers, like stickers and t-shirts, or something. Review everything, make sure I'm doing a good job. Seek feedback.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per release
1 patron
Your name on my website. I don't know what rewards to offer yet and I'm just getting started with patreon. All the hacks that I do will be opensource and freely available. Maybe once I've been going a while I'll sort out some stickers! Tech Nerds Love Stickers!
Pledge $25 or more per release
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As an interested party I'll give you access to a user forum where I'll post for feedback on what I'm working on before it's released.
Goals
$18 of $125 per release
London Travelcard so I can travel London freely to attend hackdays, meetups and the like.
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Four years ago I had a cardiac arrest and it changed everything. It has made me really passionate about healthcare and how technology is used in this space. I'm also super interested in helping individuals track their health, be it physical or mental, and then compare that data to find useful insights. Three months of sleep data is really helping me personally see its affect on my anxiety and depression.

My goal is to dedicate my time to building useful hacks around my ideas and releasing them to the world for free. I'll be trying to organize hack meetups to try to bring others together around common good. I personally suffer with mental health problems which are currently preventing me from working a "normal job" but I still want to contribute. I plan to try to organize something that can allow others in similar shoes, be it poverty or poor health, to come together and work on things in a constructive environment.

Your pledge will help As I currently live on sickness benefits your pledges will immediately help to make this possible. Simple things like bus fare and tube travel are out of my budget right now. I can work on some of this from home, but to make meetups work I'll need to go places. To test ideas with real people will require that I can get to real people. Some hackdays already exist, like NHS Hack Day, which I often cannot afford to attend due to transport and accomodation fees. Your pledges will help me turn my ideas into reality.

Why can I do this? Why me? I've worked in technology across numerous disciplines (marketing, healthcare, business) as a Software Engineer and Systems Administrator. My work in healthcare was at the personal healthcare company Babylon Health. I've studied Information Architecture and Practices & Theories in Interaction Design at City University and have posted my coursework online. My hacks have won prizes at NHS Hackday. I can code both frontend (HTML & CSS) and backend (Rails, Django & Drupal). 

My work to date. All of my hacks to date can be found on my github and I'm working on getting my portfolio website back up and running.

Inclusivity. I'm a queer transgender woman and I care a lot about inclusivity. I want everything I work on to be as inclusive as possible by default, not the other way around.

First Step. My first step is to organize a weekly working session at a community workspace in London. I'll be there working every week. I'll get the website back up, setup collaboration tools and then start my first project. A mood tracking hack.

Second Step. Organize a weekly work group so that others can come along and work on hacks (be it there own or one of mine). With focus on making the meetup compatible with people on low-income or people with health problems. Try and find sponsorship for this to cover expenses like travel for people who are on benefits or have specific travel needs, as well as inclusive food for people so they don't starve. 

Third Step. Hopefully I'll have something good going, rinse and repeat. Look into setting up rewards for backers, like stickers and t-shirts, or something. Review everything, make sure I'm doing a good job. Seek feedback.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per release
1 patron
Your name on my website. I don't know what rewards to offer yet and I'm just getting started with patreon. All the hacks that I do will be opensource and freely available. Maybe once I've been going a while I'll sort out some stickers! Tech Nerds Love Stickers!
Pledge $25 or more per release
0 patrons
As an interested party I'll give you access to a user forum where I'll post for feedback on what I'm working on before it's released.