I'm a family doctor by trade, however I've been coding for much longer than I've been working, and most of that time, it's been in Python. Today, I help make Healthcare better in the Shared Services of the Ministry of Health.
In my talk I will go over the story of how I set up the service that sends text message reminders to patients of the Portuguese primary care health system. I will explain the constraints of working with a distributed silo legacy application and other proprietary projects in a large company, and the impact of that and short deadlines on application design. Python shines through the project for its vast amazing libraries, ease of design and speed of iteration.