By Rien Wertheim – This week we’ll be announcing the program for the 2015 edition of the FHIR Developer Days. Last year’s edition had more than 70 participants from 23 countries, making it the biggest FHIR event in the world. This year’s edition will host an even bigger crowd, due to the steeply rising attention FHIR is enjoying. It will probably be the last edition we can host at our offices in Amsterdam…
The 2015 edition will have the extended FHIR Core Team among its speakers: Grahame Grieve, Lloyd McKenzie, Ewout Kramer, Josh Mandel and James Agnew, as well as people like Keith Boone (CDA and other topics) and Chris Hafey (SIIM/imaging). There are several (new) tracks in the programme: Beginners, Advanced, Java/.NET, FHIR & Imaging/DICOM, Community Track and FHIR for Executives.
Also new and exciting is the Students Track, which will be organized in cooperation with the Amsterdam University Medical Center (AMC), Heilbronn University in Germany and Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences. Around 20 students will enjoy a lecture by Grahame and then get their teeth into a FHIR related assignment. More on the Students Track in an upcoming blog at the FHIRplace.
From the early beginning implementation experience by developers has been a central focus point in FHIR. The standard is built on trial and error. For this reason every HL7 Working Group Meeting is preceded by a FHIR Connectathon (more of a hackathon actually). From this idea and the growing popularity of the connectathons, which attracted a new audience to the HL7 Working Group Meetings, the International FHIR Developer Days evolved, focusing on FHIR exclusively. The hackathons are a red thread in the three days event, stimulating programmers, architects and modellers to try the specification, ask questions and give first hand feedback and suggestions for the standard.
For more information and registration, please visit http://fhir.furore.com/Events/devdays2015.