My name is Cornelius Murombedzi from Zimbabwe, currently based in the UK. I am a development practitioner and once in a while do research. Had of ODK about 3 years ago but have literally been afraid to explore it. Have decided to take the leap to set up ODK to start using it to collect data, analyse and generate reports. Will need support to effectively navigate all the corners and get it running.
Hi Nat here. I am from Perth Western Australia. I have been in mapping and spatial science for 20+ years and have worked with many softwares in this field. I am keen to see data collection and mapping in the hands of the many. Internationally there is tonnes of environmental and climate data available but the stories told with these data are still led by government and scientists. I would like to see communities making their own maps to show their own stories. I currently spend my holidays teaching students and Indigenous communities how to collect the data and make maps they are interested in. I am new to ODK and am interested to see if this software and process can help get mapping and data collection into community hands.
Hello to everyone, my name is Carolina i work for a NGO based at the upper Amazon rainforest of Peru. I got involved with ODK last year when i found out about another iniciative that use ODK to collect information regarding deforestation.
We work with local institutions collecting hydrological data from small basins, in that sence when i found about ODK i realized that it could be a really useful tool to make collecting and sistematization of data more easy.
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Hi all! I’m an epidemiologist and long-time ODK fan (though late to the forum). I’ve been using ODK since 2012 for a range of health surveys in Kenya, Nigeria, Chad, and Niger, and currently working on an Agriculture/Nutrition/Supply chain data collection tool for a project in Senegal. I’m currently Washington, DC-based as Chief Science Officer with an NGO that provides open sat/aerial and UV imagery (Radiant.Earth). Our goal is to provide low-friction access to remote sensing data and analytical tools for the development/humanitarian community. As our work is sector-agnostic (i.e., we work in Ag, Health, Conservation, Human Rights, Conservation, Climate Change, etc.), I am particularly interested in opportunities to collaborate on/develop/share groundtruth datasets and image libraries for machine learning. Lots of data silos to be bridged! [Here are some slides from a symposium and workshop we hosted in the Fall at IMED to give you an idea of some of the work we support]. Would love to hear and learn more from the community about research involving remote sensing data…Also really interested in qual and quant research methods and error measurement.
Am otherwise shooting photos, in the kitchen baking, or brewing up a storm. Glad to be here!
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My name is Unziku Tolbert, I am a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, my niche is in the Public Health sector with extensive experience in third-party monitoring for donors like USAID and UKAID. I have regional knowledge of the Eastern Africa. I have worked in both stable development context and conflict setting including in South Sudan.
Am new to ODK though I have very good knowledge and experience in digital data collection using mobile phones and tablets with other apps (fulcrum and Magpi).
I am Brian Karemba a Brewer and programming enthusiast based in Harare Zimbabwe. I have been using ODK for the past 2 or so years now, primarily to collect data in my organization's market. I am currently working on extending its use into other areas in the organization and on a few personal projects.
You can follow me on Twitter @VaKaremba.
I enjoy programming in Java and Python and the occasional scrimmage of basketball.
I'm Javier González, from Andorra. A new user of ODK, a really cool software for collecting data. I work as a market researcher, and I'm using this tool in different projects.
I hope I could help as I increase my knowledge of this software.
I am Saichethan Reddy, a Computer Science undergraduate. I am interested in working with this org.
I am Dennis Charles -Prosperous;
I am a Tanzanian.
I work on health related data and ODK has been very helpful regarding to data affairs.
I am a South Sudanese veterinarian by profession. I have experienced alpot of challenges related to data collection and security from my previous employments with Field Officer VSF Belgium(2010-2013), ECOSEC Field Officer ICRC Juba delegation (2014-2016), Project Manager_ VSF Germany ( July 2016-June 2017 ) and finally Malteser International (November 2017 up to date, all added to (8) years professional experience in different humanitarian operational contexts of South Sudan including emergency, recovery and developmental contexts. I've advantages of academic background a knowledge of rural settings which motivates my intention to join the ODK community. I am happy to be a part of the community
I am working in Zambia and am investigating ODK-X's capabilities.
I have some experience with ODK and related platforms, but I am definitely interested in learning more!
Apparently I never did this?? been working on this a year
Where you are typically based
Denver, CO, USA
How you got involved with the ODK community (ODK origin stories!)
I started off as an international development student at DU (2012) and worked a non-technical corporate admin position for about 3 1/2 not so great years. I kept looking for ways to use my degree to do something cool, until that admin position let me go, advising me that "something in technology" might appeal to me more. God works in crazy ways, especially at our lowest. At my first tech meetup I met a guy that ran an international non-profit who encouraged me to dive into programming if I really liked it, and turns out I really did! One of the projects he had mentioned was Open Data Kit, and here I am!
What kinds of ODK projects you have been involved in
Pretty much just bug fixing on pyxforms given my python backgorund
Your blog/Twitter/GitHub/other way for the community to follow you
Some of your favorite things to do outside of data collection!
Church, Skiing, Video Games (maining Zen on Overwatch right now, come friend me! name is R3pich3p), travel (need to get some more of this in uggg)
[insert your own fun fact here]
erm...... hablo espanol?
I am David Muchemi working for the Kenya Meteorological Department, Nairobi, Kenya, as the Climate Data Manager. Systems Analyst/Programmer
A colleague introduced me to ODK Collect app and I thought it is great tool for meteorological data collection from weather observers across Kenya. I am exploring on how to set-up a weather data collection system based on ODK Collect.
I am a Country Music Buff (oldies mainly) and DIYer
An also in Nairobi working on ODK project. Hope we can share more. Thanks.
I am Pamela, an MSc student of Agriculture and Applied Economics at the University of Zimbabwe based in Zimbabwe. I am doing my dissertation and want to use ODK to collect my data. I heard about ODK from my lecturers. Thank you for the innovation
I am from India and an open-source lover. I am a ml,dl and ai enthusiast and love learning and contributing to oss.
Outside of data, I enjoy listening to songs, binge watching movies, cooking and learning and experimenting on new things.
Hello everyone, I'am Ali Benamor from Belgium, Brussel
I have been using odk since January 2019 I can say that i now almost all the tips and now I am in odk x .this tool was introduced by my team leader and I like the way that I can use it, also i want to learn more about it