Malawi would prefer the Nov 27-Dec 1, but we'll need to revisit those exact dates and possibly push them 2-3 days later because of Thanksgiving weekend. They said they were flexible as long as it didnt' go into Dec 8
comfortable with posting to OpenMRS Talk the commitment of Malawi
concerned with Code base not being open currently
Will be having a meeting soon and code will be open after ? what time?
PIH / Ellen knows more - have visited Baobab, Lighthouse
In 81 Health Centers
what is important for the implementers meeting
OpenMRS Distribution- code has to be open source/ have to use the platform
how active a contributor should you be to the OpenMRS community
Need to confirm that the code is open source (intent and willingness is needed)
Paul will reach back out about the current commitment in Malawi
expressed intent from MOH to use OpenMRS platform
PIH team may be willing to help participate/ explain what they are doing there / based on official OpenMRS release
what else is needed to help Christine - will decide the timing of the announcement after Paul has conversation
OpenMRS BOD Call
any ideas for the agenda? what do you want to include?
Andela partnership / Sol Develo partnership
participation in the Town Hall and the Summit
scheduled for July 14
Funding for Infrastructure- Burke
Burke indicated the following:
Hiring full time in Indy- 130K/year ( unlikely that we can have this)
Infrastructure via Jetstreams – which is a donation from RI at the current time
Finding & hiring a sysadmin who’s outside the US.
Look into hiring a freelance sysadmin through something like Toptal or Upwork (my first random google hits). Assuming (randomly off the top of my head) 20 hours/week x 50 weeks x $50/hour, that’s $50k (for a half-time freelance sysadmin for a year)
Finding a sysadmin grad student who wants to make OpenMRS Infrastructure their thesis.
Burke will be back next week so we can defer an indepth conversation until then but we need to think about our options.
helpful to understand the current budget
identify and invite women from posts to intro to talk category- are people ok with that?
Potential for 'internships'- Jeff/Terry
is there a need/a way to do this?
Some people request opportunities for non-dev roles; how would we mobilize them?
Suggestion to avoid specifically creating program for Impelmenters
Expand conception further to include more non-devs
Things to think about
Implementers typically have their own funding
OpenMRS doesn't implement the software
wording; might not be an 'internship' but more of an 'implementer program'
Previous GSOC student moves onto this type of project
Difficulty bringing in non-devs to a dev centered community
Continued "Leadership Team" discussion
Fiscals-- no change
Report on Fundraising Efforts @Andy
Operational Plan Update
Budget/Expenses/ first Thursday
Partnerships- third Thursday
Quarterly Update (link to the quarterly status spreadsheet?)
Infrastructure Update (Quarterly - Jun, Sep, Dec)
Ongoing Quarterly metric review of specific areas
who is contributing code
go through some of the numbers--and gather them before the TH and review them
Parking Lot Follow Up items
Follow up re: Pathway to Improved Terminology Management for the OpenMRS Community - Jonathan Payne ( update) - deferred