There is a reason why Klinify has a constant influx of coffee these days.
Adam Chan, one of Klinify’s latest addition, is a self-proclaimed coffee addict (refer to the first question) and has consequently increased the productivity of the office. A passionate and driven man, he often burns the midnight oil, working tirelessly just so Klinify is able to flourish (and puts us all to shame, at the same time).
Please don’t visit the Klinify office on Fridays from 5pm to 6pm.
We are usually busy attending…meetings and stuff.
Okay, I couldn’t even type that with a straight face.
The expansion of our team (we’re up to 9 now!) has called for a reintroduction of Kickback Friday to Klinify. This means that every Friday, the team spends one hour at a group activity hoping to promote interaction amongst team members outside of the work space.
You must have wondered about our logo.
The man behind the ingenious design was inspired last year while he was on an exchange programme in Germany. Sitting in a classroom bored of the German lecturer’s spiel, he embarked on designing Klinify’s logo, striving for an ideal uniqueness to the brand image of Klinify.
Now, it is with great pride that we announce the arrival of the design extraordinaire, Haikal Aziz, to Klinify.
Donkey Kong has arrived at Klinify.
The self-reference is not without warrant though. Since Kien Pang’s arrival at Klinify, the application has made vast developments and advanced forward much faster than envisioned. In fact, the application is making its first full run at a clinic for a whole week, with doctors, nurses and administrative staff employing it full-on.
Besides being an IT enthusiast and absolutely marvellous at his job, the University of Western Australia graduate has a keen interest in travelling and has lived in Malaysia, Perth, San Francisco. Fortunately, Klinify has enticed him into staying in Singapore.
For the time being, at least.
We have a sweet tooth in the vicinity.
During one of our meetings at the Klinify office, Nik van der Ploeg, Klinify’s Senior Application Engineer, equipped himself with a post-lunch snack of Subway cookies. Throat sore from cracking the office up with his great sense of humour, he then gulped down the remains of my chocolate milkshake.
There is something we here at Klinify are guilty of, and it’s time for us to confess.
We have lunch at our desks.
Singapore boasts a general culture of over-working. This includes people doing ‘overtime’, and yes, having lunch at their desks.
While it may be considered an admirable trait to be so committed to one’s job, we have realised that having lunch at your desk is probably one of the worst things you can do as a working adult.
A colleague recently stumbled upon an article about productivity, Workstation Popcorn. We decided to experiment with the tips and realised that we were indeed more productive than usual.
The article speaks of ‘fake work’, something all of us are guilty of. We spend time browsing Facebook, or ‘checking’ emails, and at the end of the day we feel that instead of having progressed, we are now lagging behind on work to be completed.
Quick to think, quick to speak and quick to act.
As someone who mulls over ideas before verbally expressing them, I was in for quite a surprise when I spoke with Nishanth Sudharsanam, over the phone.
When my cousin turned 21, he decided to throw himself a party. He booked a stunning location, ordered delicious food and hired a DJ for the after party. From 7pm that night, we waited for all his friends to show up to get the party started. At 1130pm, my cousin, the DJ and I had had more than our fair share of tequila shots, while we reminisced about our past and pondered why no one had shown up.
So last month, I got a new bed. It’s a lovely super-single sized mattress with a fitted mattress pad that adds subtle cushioning, which makes a world of difference by the way. I then had to get a quilt, one that is thick and soft-stuffed with clouds and rainbows, and of course absolutely ridiculous in Singapore’s sweltering heat.
Skydiving in New York. Scuba Diving in the Maldives. Community service in Sri Lanka. A desert ATV tour in Abu Dhabi. Make no mistake, this isn’t an advertisement for a travel agency. This is the glamorous life of Klinify’s CEO, Krish.
Klinify, a document management system that helps private medical clinics manage patient records while preserving their existing workflow, today announced that it has closed a S$770,000 (USD$604,000) seed funding round led by Jungle Ventures through Singapore’s Technology Incubation Scheme under the National Research Foundation (NRF). The round was supported by angel investors from the medical industry in Singapore.
The investment will be used to grow the team at Klinify, expand the functional prototype that has already secured backing from customers into a fully-fledged product and extend the support service for clinics.
The first time I walked into the Klinify office was in early May to interview for a developer internship. Nishanth & Krish put me at ease by having a candid conversation with me about my experiences, interests and expectations (over a particularly magical cup of JFDI coffee). After the preliminaries, we decided that I would start 2 days later.
It has been a fantastic journey so far, fumbling, learning, listening, understanding and then pivoting. Now we have a bunch of doctors eagerly waiting for us to deploy Klinify at their clinics. And we are looking for smart people to join us to make this happen as soon as possible.
If you want to be part of revolutionising a huge industry with its very unique challenges, are technically inclined and interested in user experience as a science, do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently, I came across a beautifully written blog post by Paul Graham here, http://paulgraham.com/ds.html
I can resonate with a lot of the things that have been written in this post through the last year of experience with Klinify! It’s a reminder that our journey though the past 1.5 years has not been wasted. It is one thing to know these things in theory, and quite another to actually experience them in practice and then watch the results unfold. I have summarized the key points that I could see translate from words into real world action.
The very first post on this blog was about how cool I was to set up WordPress on PostgreSQL.
Today, after several weeks of struggle, I am writing about how stupid I actually was to set up WordPress with PostgreSQL.
So the reasons behind our earlier choice were these -