Adam Butler (@adam.butler)
What contributions (e.g., issue triage, tech support, documentation, bug fixes) have you made to the ODK community?
My main contribution has been via my membership of the ODK TSC for past year. I've been an active participant in the biweekly calls, produced specifications for new features and reviewed specifications that others have written. I've also been involved in discussions around UI/UX.
How do you believe your contributions have benefited ODK?
I believe that my work as part of the TSC has helped ODK produce a focussed and coherent roadmap.
What do you believe the top priorities for ODK are?
Last year my answer to this question was: "Ability to push updated forms to devices; update/replace Aggregate; data integrity checks (e.g. intelligent analysis of XLSForms to check for data consistency between versions); easier integration with data pipelines." The first has been accomplished, the second is in progress. I believe that three and four are still important. I would also have to mention more complex data collection structures, such as longitudinal or case-based data collection. I would also love to see some more advanced geo-functionality (or maybe just better documentation for the functionality that is already there!)
How will you help the ODK community accomplish those priorities?
I put together an initial spec for longitudinal reporting that was reviewed by the TSC, and fully intend to move this forward (although it has admittedly stalled a bit).
How many hours a week can you commit to participating on the TSC?
What other mobile data collection projects, social good projects, or open source projects are you involved with?
Plenty of data collection projects in countries such as Nigeria, Chad, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, some with ODK-based solutions, some with custom solutions of which I have led development. I lead development of Aether, which as open source platform for data curation, exchange and publication (https://aether.ehealthafrica.org)
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