Alex Anderson (@alxndrsn)
What contributions (e.g., issue triage, tech support, documentation, bug fixes) have you made to the ODK community?
I've contributed code (cleanup, adding tests, bugfixes, new bugs) to Collect, pyxform, JavaRosa and the ODK XForms spec. I've also helped with code review a couple of times. More regularly, I contribute to Enketo. I also attended the ODK summit in Seattle earlier this year.
How do you believe your contributions have benefited ODK?
I think I've helped improve the code quality in a few instances, added some useful tests to Collect and fixed a few bugs that were...bugging me in the wider toolset. Also I hope I was a net benefit in the discussions at the summit.
What do you believe the top priorities for ODK are?
Provide stable, standards-conformant and free (libre) tools for people working with XForms for data collection.
How will you help the ODK community accomplish those priorities?
Write code, provide guidance on how to maintain or improve quality of code, provide some Android and more general software experience to the community. Provide insight in how the Medic team is using Collect and what our priorities are as an organisation for the future development of the platform.
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?
At Medic we work on mobile data collection with Collect, an enketo-based Android app, an STK-based SMS app, and standard text SMS. I've recently consulted on Sigmah, and prior to that worked as a developer at FrontlineSMS. In my current role at Medic I'm also a contributor to Enketo and have made contributions to a number of other open source projects, including pouchdb.
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