Buy-in and Support: Week 8

Our focus this week has been geared at garnering as much support from our beneficiaries as we can. We wanted them not only to use our MVP, but also to let other people know about it. To do so, we had to become more accustomed with their methods of operation in the fields.

We have arranged to attend/ observe a training exercise with 3rd SFG (“Mountain Path”) next week in Greenville and Raleigh NC. The exercise is conducted in conjunction with Ragged Edge Solutions; in attendance will be several teams from 3rd SFG, multiple SMEs, U.S. Air Force BATDOK developers/ representatives, as well as key leaders from U.S. Army’s TATRC.

While we want to avoid direct competition with BATDOK (or other TATRC programs), we do want to assess gaps where current programs fall short; we hope to provide alternative solutions to existing products, or integrate where possible. As we get to know our beneficiaries and potential collaborators/competitors more closely, we will have a better direction of how to move forward. Until then, we wait in deep anticipation for the future as we further develop our strategy and MVP.

A huge thank you to the folks who have (and continue to) provide feedback, advice, and recommendations on TUPAC–your support is critical in how we shape TUPAC’s future.

Until next week,

Team 3 TUPAC

Rich Salve: Former 18D; RN, DUHS;  Ragged Edge Solutions cadre
– Opportunity to attend Mountain Path, a simulation with 3SFG next week.
– BATDOK and Jeremy Pamplin expected to be in attendance.
– Main POC for urban training lane on Wednesday, 3/6/19.

David VanWyck: 4BN 3SFG Surgeon
– Expectations for Mountain Path.
– Training objectives, key players, coordinating instructions for upcoming visit for next week.

Roger Dail: Former 18D;  CEO & Founder – Ragged Edge Solutions
– Introduction to Rich Salve (above).
– Coordinating instructions for training exercise next week.
– Considerations and planning factors utilized to execute Mountain Path exercise.

Kevin Iskra: Former 18D; current SOF PA
– Landing page should sort by severity. Include injury time.
– For vitals graph, add feature where clicking on each point would get you the value.
– Temperature and CO2 as sliding scale may not be intuitive.

Drew Hinnant: 18A; S3A, 3SFG
– Discussed strategies for approaching Mountain Path exercise.
– Coordinating communication, plans, and expectations.

Jeremy Pamplin: Deputy Director, U.S. Army’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center
– Try to understand from technical perspective why people make decisions — what are the key drivers?
– Task analysis — what are all of the tasks they are giving?

Matt McGuire: Software Architect & Developer, Protectwise, Inc.
– Introduction to OSI Seven Layer Model.
– Opportunities to move “deeper into the stack,” w/ back-end development; specific risk/ rewards associated with “deep stack” development (Layers 3 and 4).


Michael Jelen: Director, Berkeley Research Group; experience in software consulting
– Discussion on Message Broker (RabbitMQ vs PostgressQL) and full relational database management systems (RDBMS).
– Importance of batching/ scheduling processes to run during non-critical times to sync inventory stock and any other background information that must be available on-demand when an incident occurs.

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