ODK TAB Call - 2023-08-02 @ 5 pm UTC

These calls bring together the Technical Advisory Board for ODK (@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 four weeks on Zoom. We put the agenda and recording of every call in this document.

Our next call will be Wed, August 2nd @ 5 pm UTC. The meeting time should be shown in your timezone here.

The agenda is tentatively as follows:

  • Roadmap, releases, and deprecations

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

wrt the proposed deprecation of ODK Build, I think there is probably an increasing need to discuss what a/the potential future of a graphical UI form-builder for generating ODK-compatible XForms might be.

So... we had an ODK Summit session devoted to this, but it still seems unclear what - if any - specific direction the ODK Project should take in regards to perhaps more user-friendly form creation tools, either now or the near future. Beyond, of course, the established XLSForm/pyxform spreadsheet solution. I certainly don't anticipate an immediate resolution, but I would like to keep the (lively) discussion going. :slight_smile:

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I won’t be there tomorrow but in case it’s helpful, here is a summary of how I think about the space currently. @cooperka, @Aly_Blenkin, @yanokwa have also added some good thoughts.

Missed the call? Find a recording below.