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For Sale – 13″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (2019) – 128 GB SSD, Space Grey

Don’t be silly, if you don’t ask you don’t know

Thank you for the kind advice by the way. In truth you aren’t a million miles away from an offer I’d accept and I much prefer to sell here due to people like your good self. The forums are great.

The issue being postage and if I accept £800 then I’ll likely clear £775 something like that. If you can stretch to say £850-860 then I’d be happy to accept on the basis I clear closer to £800.

Still a massive loss on my part, but you would be getting an as new machine (really is immaculate). only 6 charge cycles. Plus the 3 year warranty which includes accidental damage, replacement guarantee etc. Quite comprehensive.

The difference between a 2017 model and this quad core model will also be noticeable. I believe a lot of the reviews will show just what a step up it is.

Either way, counter offer on the table should you be tempted.

Take care…

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For Sale – 13″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (2019) – 128 GB SSD, Space Grey

Don’t be silly, if you don’t ask you don’t know

Thank you for the kind advice by the way. In truth you aren’t a million miles away from an offer I’d accept and I much prefer to sell here due to people like your good self. The forums are great.

The issue being postage and if I accept £800 then I’ll likely clear £775 something like that. If you can stretch to say £850-860 then I’d be happy to accept on the basis I clear closer to £800.

Still a massive loss on my part, but you would be getting an as new machine (really is immaculate). only 6 charge cycles. Plus the 3 year warranty which includes accidental damage, replacement guarantee etc. Quite comprehensive.

The difference between a 2017 model and this quad core model will also be noticeable. I believe a lot of the reviews will show just what a step up it is.

Either way, counter offer on the table should you be tempted.

Take care…

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Jefferson College of Population Health gets $2M endowment from vendor

In a move that is the first of its kind in the country, a for-profit, private health IT company is funding a new, $2 million professorship of population health at a university.

Navvis Healthcare in St. Louis announced the endowment today for the chair at Jefferson College of Population Health, part of Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University.

“This is the first private-sector-sponsored endowed chair anywhere” for a population health school, said David Nash, M.D., founding dean of Jefferson College of Population Health. “Navvis is a national leader just by virtue of putting money where its mouth is.” A person will likely be named to the endowed chair in early 2019.

Navvis sells a population health platform. The school faces zero pressure from Navvis about what academic research the new professorship will conduct, Nash said.

Nash expected Jefferson College of Population Health to further examine how poverty influences population health trends. “Unfortunately in our country, the biggest driver of lack of health is poverty,” he said, adding that poorer people are more vulnerable to disease and illness because they may not be able to afford care at critical times.

“ZIP code is more important than your genetic code in predicting your life span,” a dilemma that no other Western nation faces as much as the U.S., Nash said.

More population health info desired, company says

From Navvis’ point of view, the endowment stems partly from the desire to be a good corporate citizen and also because the company sees a commercial need in the area of more in-depth population health studies, said Chuck Eberl, Navvis’ chief marketing officer.

David Nash, M.D., dean of the Jefferson College of Population HealthDavid Nash, M.D.

“There’s this proliferation of [population health] tools and technologies … and there are a lot of bright spots all over the industry,” Eberl said. However, as medical costs continue to rise, payers and providers are not clear whether population health management might be able to lower some of the costs, he added.

“We’re moving from a world of volume to value,” Nash said. “It’s going to be a bumpy road. … If the country can’t get healthcare onto a value-based platform, then it risks the entire economy.” Nash said healthcare makes up 18% of the U.S. gross domestic product, a measure of the amount of goods and services sold in the country.

Business relationship spawned endowment

The endowment for Jefferson College of Population Health came about after Nash had met Navvis CEO Mike Farris when both served on a separate, external advisory board.

ZIP code is more important than your genetic code in predicting your life span.
David Nash, M.D.dean, Jefferson College of Population Health

Farris later contacted Nash for advice on whether he knew who to talk to about establishing a population health endowment somewhere in the U.S., and Nash responded, “Well yeah, talk to me.” A dozen conversations later, the endowment agreement was in place for the college, Nash said.

“Will one professorship change the world? Probably not, but it sends a clear signal,” Nash said. “Other CEOs will call Mike Farris and say, ‘How the hell did you do that?'”

Under the brand name Coreo, Navvis’ products use analytics and data visualization to run a population health platform that connects patients, caregivers, insurance payers and data analysts to the same information across subsets of patients.

Eberl declined to provide the revenue of Navvis, which will employee about 200 people by the end of the year.

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Price reduction £625 down to £550 plus postage costs

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UPDATE, I might have the original packaging for this soon just waiting on a kind member of the avforums to get back to me on Sunday Afternoon on whether he has it still if not I will make sure to package securely and safely

Price reduction £625 down to £550 plus postage costs

Hi guys going to re list this one, added picture of it now, For sale 1x Evga geforce gtx 1080ti 11gb SC graphics card, from a smoke free and pet free home and hasn’t been used for mining, comes without…

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UPDATE, I might have the original packaging for this soon just waiting on a kind member of the avforums to get back to me on Sunday Afternoon on whether he has it still if not I will make sure to package securely and safely

Price reduction £625 down to £550 plus postage costs

Hi guys going to re list this one, added picture of it now, For sale 1x Evga geforce gtx 1080ti 11gb SC graphics card, from a smoke free and pet free home and hasn’t been used for mining, comes without…

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UPDATE, I might have the original packaging for this soon just waiting on a kind member of the avforums to get back to me on Sunday Afternoon on whether he has it still if not I will make sure to package securely and safely

Price reduction £625 down to £550 plus postage costs

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Take the pain out of software developer hiring

Are you hiring the right kind of software developer?

That might seem like a ridiculous question considering developers are in short supply around the world. In fact, a recent survey on software developer hiring highlighted the high demand for developers. On average, developers get 11 headhunter calls a year. But with the explosion of low-code/no-code development platforms, a rapidly changing technology landscape and a strong move to DevOps, it’s more important than ever that the assembled developer team fits the job description.

In the old days, it was enough to know a developer had programming chops and knowledge of the latest tools. Today, everything from communication skills to experience on the business side, an ability to integrate and a deep understanding of user experience all need to be on the résumé. And that’s just for starters.

What’s not necessarily on that résumé is a computer science degree. Jeffrey Hammond, a principal analyst at Forrester Research, pointed out that he’s seeing more and more developers at conferences without traditional development backgrounds. Part of the reason is the tools that make it easier than ever to code — low-code/no-code platforms — and part of it is that the job of the developer itself is changing.

“Salesforce is building a community of developers right now without traditional backgrounds,” he explained. So a key question to ask yourself about software developer hiring is whether those traditional backgrounds are really what will get the job done in your organization.

Also keep in mind whether you need truly custom software. In the recent Harvey Nash 2017 Technology Survey, 47% of the 3,000 participants said custom software is in decline. Even two years ago, that thought would have been dismissed as crazy. But between low-code/no-code platforms, easy access to APIs and the move to microservices, the idea of using building blocks created by others and essentially rearranging them to make new software is no longer far-fetched.

If a custom product doesn’t add value to your organization, then why choose — and pay a huge premium for — a full-fledged developer? Instead, you’ll want to look for someone who is more of an integrator, comfortable with weaving bits and pieces together to create the right solution. That person often won’t have a traditional development background, but on the flip side, you’ll avoid paying the higher salary — or “hiring tax” — for a software developer.

Everything from communication skills to experience on the business side, an ability to integrate and a very good knowledge of user experience all need to be on the résumé.

Sometimes, you’ll need serious development chops, but only for a particular job. That’s what happened to Lucy Warner, CEO at the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) Practitioner Health Programme. Her users are NHS doctors looking for physicians to treat them, but they don’t want to go to a close working colleague or a former fellow medical school student. She needed an app that would let them find local doctors but with sufficient information to ensure they’d feel comfortable with their choice. And she wanted to use the “swipe right, swipe left” interface that’s become ubiquitous.

The only problem is her IT team didn’t have the skills to make this happen. She reached out to low-code platform maker Out Systems and a third-party development team from Portugal that had already created about 70% of the type of app that she wanted. In nine weeks, the app was up and running. “It was fantastic,” Warner said. “We didn’t have to hire a single staffer or look for more space. And our patients love it; the feedback is wonderful.”

For companies in the throes of software developer hiring and needing classic development skills, it’s still important to match the business need with the skill set. Despite the custom development pessimism, the Harvey Nash survey indicated that 36% of respondents believe this type of development will continue to grow. But the survey also suggested that custom software development won’t necessarily be used across the board — 56% said it’s going to be used to drive innovation. And for those respondents already working for “highly innovative companies,” the percentage jumped to 67%.

Likewise, keep in mind that DevOps and its probable successor BizDevOps tweak developer requirements substantially. Even with software developer hiring today in DevOps shops, Forrester’s Hammond is seeing a split between front-end and back-end developers. In a BizDevOps team, the lines could be drawn even finer. His bottom line: Get ready for a time of intense specialization when it comes to the development team.

But also be ready to know software developer hiring will remain competitive, perhaps indefinitely. “Businesses embracing technology and those who choose to be digital-product focused need strong engineers to help them execute ideas,” said David Savage, associate director of Harvey Nash. “[T]he need to compete also sees increased importance on being different from peers.”