Work sent me and several other coworkers to the annual HIMSS conference, which was in Las Vegas this year. It’s an enormous conference, and it took up the whole convention center.
My team spent most of our time on the showroom floor looking at what other software companies are doing to solve similar problems. I did also go to a few talks, but for the most part they were disappointing, too high-level and vague to be useful. The perspective of UX design in health software seemed to be almost entirely absent.
I’ve never been to Vegas before, so it was fun walking around seeing the casinos. My coworkers and I hung out a bit on Freemont Street, where some of the older casinos are, and a few of us went to see Absinthe, which is a burlesque acrobatic show in the round. There were several incredible acts, but my favorite was the one with two roller skates spinning around on a teeny-tiny stage.