ODK TAB Call - 2021-04-28

These calls bring together the Technical Advisory Board for the ODK suite (@TAB) to discuss roadmaps, working groups, and other issues of technical governance. Everyone is welcome to come to these calls, but only TAB members may talk.

The calls are held every two weeks in our UberConference room. We put the agenda, audio, and transcript of every call in this document.

Our next call will be Wed, 2021-04-28. The meeting time should be shown in your timezone above.

The agenda is tentatively as follows:

  1. Introduction
  2. Warm up
  3. Agenda review
  4. Review action items from last meeting
  5. Proposal: deprecation of XLSForm Offline and XLSForm Online v1 (not v2)
  6. Discuss the latest mockups of the ODK Collect landing screen
  7. @Florian_May's concept for entity based data capture workflow forum post
  8. Roadmap check-in
    8a Central: Submission deletes ± Project Deletes? [@yanokwa]
    8b Collect: Save instance as a form template [@yanokwa]
    8c Collect: Grid/Data Matrix view forum post 2 [@Xiphware]
  9. +/Δ
  10. Next meeting date (time is always 1700 UTC)
  11. Next meeting roles
  12. Review action items

The agenda can also be seen in the agenda document

If there are topics you would like to add to the TAB's agenda, please comment below. :point_down:


I'd like to discuss the deprecation of XLSForm Offline and XLSForm Online v1 (not v2).

It'd also be good to discuss the latest mockups of the landing screen. Hopefully these are a little less intranet, @tomsmyth.

I won't be able to attend this meeting. I did leave comments on the mockups. Looking good!

Following our discussions on ODK Collect projects, here's an idea of how EBDC/longitudinal campaigns could fit for my use cases:

This is one step downstream of the initial setup UX and a separate discussion point.
UX mockup: