Born bred and raised in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa. Been developing custom web based applications for the last 2 decades across government, finance and small & medium business clients across Africa, Europe, North America and Australia. I am currently working with University of California San Francisco a partner under the PEPFAR/CDC funded Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support Program led by the Makerere University School of Public Health.
I play multiple roles within the community: In no-particular order:
OpenMRS is the tool for the work that I do day-to-day to support evidence based decision making with the aim of improving patient care. I am a geek at heart who is looking to better my country and mankind in anyway that I can using the skills and experience that I have.
[Free time,] what is that? He he he, anyway I write a little more code (of course), spend time with my family which is a pretty big one when you consider the extensions, and try my hand at solving problems in other domains – agriculture and social activism, with or without technology.
OpenMRS is special in that it solves a very difficult problem and does it well – capturing patient data allowing it to be stored in a way that can be shared with other systems and reported. My special moment was when my first pull request was merged!!!
I am doing my part in bettering humanity through health, and the OpenMRS community is helping me achieve that. I know that what I put in is very small compared to what I get from it, but I am hoping to reverse that trend soon. As a developer I have learned a lot from the architectural decisions and design approaches within the core code and modules, also while extending the project to meet different needs.
Thank you again to Stephen Senkomago Musoke for all his work and for sharing his story with the community!