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AWS Presents: Managing a Healthcare System with Blockchain

Earlier this month, I was in New York City at the AWS Pop-up Loft in SoHo - our Co-Founder & CTO Ted Tanner, Jr. was...

Snake_Byte #32: Default behaviors with dictionaries

Due to its usefulness, nearly all modern programming languages have a key/value collection type. Python's flavor of this type is called a dict (dictionary), and...

DocRank: Computer Science Capstone Project with the College of Charleston

Throughout the 2017 spring semester, PokitDok sponsored a capstone project through the Computer Science Department at the College of Charleston. PokitDok provided a curated dataset...

Snake_Byte #31: What's in a __name__?

Perhaps you've seen some Python code that looks like this: What in the world is up with that if block? Some programming languages such as...

Notes from the Field: Consensus 2017

We just returned from spending a few days in the Big Apple at Consensus 2017. Produced by CoinDesk, this has arguably become one of the...

Snake_Byte #30: Python for Pharmacy People

In my last SnakeByte (Python for Non-Python People), I walked through how a non-developer here at PokitDok could use Python to run analysis and build...

Full Consensus and Distributed Ledger Hardware Acceleration

Way back in October 2016, I authored a blog called BlockChain Virtual Machines with Consensus in Silicon. Some considered the concepts too forward looking or...

Snake_Byte #29: Sequences, Slicing, and Steps

In this edition of Snake Bytes, we will discuss how slice notation is used to select elements from a sequence. In Python, a sequence is...

Snake_Byte #28: Term x Document Matrices via Sklearn's DictVectorizer

One of the places which I frequently visit for fun, open source data sets is Kaggle. It is the place that data scientists visit when...

DC Blockchain Codeathon

In mid March, Ted Tanner (CTO and co-founder of PokitDok) and I took off to Washington, DC to support and sponsor a blockchain code-a-thon organized...

Full Metal Health Snake Byte #27

Snake_Byte #27: The Double Deque-r: A Double-Stacked Sandwich Queue

Something I really enjoy about the PokitDok crew is that it's not difficult to find others willing to explore downtown and find a good deal...