Figma’s Config Conference Is Happening April 21-22
Figma’s design conference Config is taking place on April 21 and 22. They’re bringing together more than 60 speakers for two days of digital design programming including keynotes, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. The event takes place virtually, and registration is free at config.figma.com.
Omada Health’s Insights Lab Improves Healthcare Outcomes
Omada Health recently announced the launch of the Omada Insights Lab. They’ve collected over a billion data points from more than 450,000 members over a 10-year span, which Omada is using to improve its own digital health tools, as well as sharing learnings and data with other providers to improve outcomes industry-wide.
Through direct partnerships with employers as well as health insurance providers, Omada delivers personalized digital care for diabetes, hypertension, musculoskeletal issues and behavioral health. Omada’s evidence-based programs have been shown to increase positive health outcomes up to 250%.
Jennifer La Guardia, Ph.D., director of clinical product and behavior science at Omada Health says, “From the beginning, Omada has focused on optimizing long-term health and well-being. We have developed and prioritized key strategies backed by behavior science, such as goal setting, self-monitoring, and relationship-based aspects of our program like peer communities and care team interactions.”
The State of DevOps 2021 Survey Is Open
Make your voice heard! Puppet’s 2021 State of DevOps survey is live through April 18. For each respondent, Puppet is donating $5 to the National Coalition for Homlessness, World Central Kitchen, or UNICEF’s COVID-19 Solitary Response Fund. More than 30,000 people have answered their annual surveys since 2012, and you can view the 2020 survey results here.
Call for Applicants: 2021 Linux Foundation Training Scholarship Program
Applications for the The Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Scholarship Program are now open. The program assists new developers, system administrators, and DevOps engineers who don’t have the ability to attend training courses or exams for its certification program. Applications are due by April 30.
Lego’s New 2,354-Piece Model of NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery
Attention space nerds! Lego’s new Discovery space shuttle set has landed—and it’s a big one. Clocking it at more than 2,300 pieces, it’s nearly 22 inches long when built, with a wingspan of more than 13 inches. The model is the 1990s version of Discovery, which is the shuttle that put the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit.
Fun fact: NASA Astronaut Dr. Kathy Sullivan was the first American woman to finish a spacewalk in 1984, and she was a crew member of the Discovery on the Hubble mission in 1990.
Over at Ars Technica Jonathan Gitlin shares an epic photo album of his unboxing and assembly of Lego’s newest NASA model.