OpenMRS is applying to participate in Google Code-in (GCI) 2017. We have a long and proud history of taking part in the Google Summer of Code with university students, and are excited to participate in GCI again this year with pre-university students. Contributing to OpenMRS is a great way to join the free and open source software movement, and at the same time use your talents to help people in developing countries who are on the front lines of the battle against HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and other public health challenges. For more detailed about who we are and what we do, please see here. Come join us and help save lives with Health IT software!
OpenMRS has been selected as a mentoring organization for Google Code-in 2017. We look forward to working with amazing students to inspire interest in open source.
Students can start signing up November 28, 2017.
OpenMRS has a long history of mentorship, and we have assembled our best community members as capable mentors who are willing to help review your completed tasks. Here they are:
Google Code-in 2017 at OpenMRS
Visit OpenMRS Talk at https://talk.openmrs.org/ for our discussion platform and a place where you can hang out and talk about OpenMRS with other community members. Talk is an online home for OpenMRS users, implementers, and contributors to learn from each other, share experiences ... or just to make and build friendships. Latest topics include:
As a GCI participant, there are many technical and non-technical tasks that you can work on. A full list of these issues will be posted in the Melange site when tasks open. Please note that each issue contains multiple labels denoting their level of difficulty (Level 01 to 05), type (Code to Documentation, Outreach, testing etc.) and repeatability (ticket can be completed once per student, or multiple times per student).
This task list is growing quickly and will be changing up until the end of the contest.
What we expect of participants:
You are now part of the OpenMRS community! We want you to feel like part of the team, so we hope you will do you best to integrate yourself into the community.
What participants should expect of OpenMRS during the competition period:
What we expect of mentors:
The OpenMRS community comprises of a large number of experts, students, and professionals from around the world. We come from varied backgrounds, fields, and countries, and are all tied together by our desire to do good. Because the community is so diverse and spread across the globe, please remember to be courteous and considerate to other community members at all times. Always remember that people may be based in other timezones, and may have other jobs that they prioritize. For more information, please refer to our community code of conduct. For best practices in using our GitHub repos, please refer to these guidelines.
There are two main ways that you can communicate with GCI participants and mentors from our community:
If you are interested in participating in GCI 2017 and have further questions that aren't answered here, please post them in the Google Code-in category on OpenMRS Talk.