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May 25, 2017
OpenMRS Leadership Team Meeting
Jon Payne
Mark Goodrich
  • OSCON- Wyclif
  • May 8-11 
  • 2 members of OpenMRS community attended
  • Great venue/location
  • Noticed a lower attendance compared to prior events
  • Takeaways for OpenMRS
  • Great developer turnout, but there is a great value in having technical implementers present (e.g. lots to learn about cloud services and hosting, performance turning of DBs, servers and other components)
  • Structured conference style
  • Met with a google GSoC rep and members from other GSoC mentoring orgs to share ideas and experiences
  • PATH is currently compiling information sent from last week to send to Tim Wood at Gates
  • Tech Update-- Burke/Darius
  • No major update
  • Bahmni Update- Darius ( if there is one) 
  • Next steps:
  • BOD needs to discuss idea (2nd week of June)
  • Jan to post followup/final post to community
  • OpenMRS for open source disaster response platform- Terry, Jonathan, Burke (deferred)
  • proposed involvement from Roger Maduro
  • will participate in presentation at the VA
  • in very early stages of discussion
  • Discussion: Pathway to Improved Terminology Management for the OpenMRS Community - Jonathan Payne
  • What does it mean for OCL/CIEL to provide a viable, reliable service to OpenMRS? What is free, what are services?
  • Need a more reliable/sustainable way to manage the content (e.g. move away from "manage in OpenMRS 1.6, and do lots of exports/upgrades")
  • Jon's question for the group: What does OpenMRS community want, as far as:
  • tooling
  • professional services
  • content
  • Next steps:
  • review google doc and engage on talk thread
  • Update on Summit Locations- OMRS17 - Christine
  • Posted on Talk this week asking who is interested in hosting, gave a deadline of June 15 (for the full application submitted)
  • No responses so far
  • Will reach out directly to people who expressed interest to Paul at OMRS16
  • Countries
  • (mentioned by Paul) => Christine to reach out to these 4
  • Kenya:Onesmus Kamau ( or Steve Wanyee.
  • Uganda: Eddie Mukoyo
  • (others)
  • Nigeria? - Jan/Darius to follow up?
  • Haiti => Jan to follow up with Craig A from ITECH / Mike, Mark, and Ellen from PIH?
  • Ghana (has applied and selected (but cancelled late stage) in the past)
  • Proposed idea to actively recruit and add previously interested countries to the list
  • Reach out to them and 'coach' and encourage them to 'apply'
  • To do:
  • Include application in talk post
  • Jeff to develop marketing package for website and social
  • Publicize post in other ways
  • Christine will reach out to paul's countries mentioned
  • Jan/Darius will reach out to Nigeria and Haiti
  • Followup on next week's call!
  • partnerships / service providers / andela
  • Jan & Darius met with Andela team:
  • they are very happy about working with OpenMRS. We are "extremely responsive and very organized". Ha!
  • current project will be sunsetting in the next 5-6? weeks
  • they have used the model introduced with us with other groups
  • want to start up a new contract, proposing:
  • 4 developers per month (each would stay for 3 months, so 12 devs in the steady state)
  • doesn't have to be an independent project (like Cohort Builder) but can be working on core priorities
  • they also want to do marketing of their capabilities to OpenMRS implementers/consumers
  • Jan: let's use this to kick-start the service provider program
  • discuss in depth in next week's leadership call
Recurrent Topics
  • Operational Plan 2017-- please update your spread sheet and indicate any potential pitfalls
  • Bring up all talk threads about the Leadership Call 
  • Report on Fundraising Efforts @Andy
  • OMRS17 Locations
  • Operational Plan Update
Monthly Items 
  • Budget/Expenses/ first Thursday
  • Partnerships- third Thursday 
Quarterly Update
  • Infrastructure Update (Quarterly - Jun, Sep, Dec)
  • Diversity Council
  • Ongoing Quarterly metric review of specific areas
  • who is contributing code
  • volunteer contributions
  • go through some of the numbers--and gather them before the TH and review them


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