Tino Kreutzer (@Tino_Kreutzer)
KoBoToolbox / KoBo / Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI)
What contributions (e.g., issue triage, tech support, documentation, bug fixes) have you made to the ODK community?
I have added documentation to xlsform.org, mobilized funding for the creation of Enketo Express, the XForms spec documentation, as well as for new audio recording features as well as improved data protection of media attachments.
How do you believe your contributions have benefited ODK?
Through my work leading the KoBoToolbox project I believe we introduced many thousands of new users to the XForm/ODK/XLSForm universe, many of whom may otherwise have chosen to use commercial tools--especially in the humanitarian, human rights, and research sectors. This means that in these fields today ODK/KoBo is by far the most widely-used toolset. Whether someone chooses to host forms on KoBo or ODK or other compatible tools, I think creating a user friendly entry point to switching from paper or commercial tools to ODK-compatible open source software has had a great impact for the work of these organizations.
What do you believe the top priorities for ODK are?
avoid fragmentation, investment in online-only / remote surveying methods, sustainable funding, investing in UX research and UI design, record updating / case management feature, easier encryption / decryption method
How will you help the ODK community accomplish those priorities?
I will work to reduce redundancy/friction between KoBo, Enketo and ODK; mobilize additional core funding for ODK Collect maintenance and development; secure funding for UX/UI as well as features that improve user friendliness of ODK Collect, work to find a common way of introducing case management / record updating, and finding an alternative to the current encryption method.
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?
I support a number of large data collection projects at HHI and have personally managed survey projects with more than 40,000 interview responses in the past.
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