2022 GSoD Project Ideas

Hello everyone! This is the reminder that this year’s Google Season of Docs is approaching. OpenMRS has successfully participated in this program for the past three years as a mentoring organization, and has another opportunity to apply.

The organization application deadline is March 25, 2022 at 6 PM UTC (1PM EST) and we need to come up with a project idea. We ask members of the community to brainstorm potential project ideas based on your squad/team needs to make the application process easier.

We’re looking for project ideas that:

  • respond to a documentation problem our community faces

  • help us achieve our documentation goals

  • can be completed in 3-6 months

It would also be great if the project we decide to submit would leave us with templates that can be used so that our community can maintain the documentation.

Please respond with project ideas by Monday, March 7. There will then be a poll posted with final project ideas that will close on Wednesday, March 9. The idea that receives the most votes with be this year’s GSOD project.

If you have any questions, please ask them in the replies. Thank you and the documentation team is looking forward to your responses.

cc @jennifer @grace @gracebish @dkayiwa @ibacher @christine @herbert24 @rachitt01 @hadijah315 @kdaud @eddjomo @dev2 @dev3 @dev4 @dev5


I think @pmanko had some ideas about a GSoD project that could align with the FHIR Squad’s proposed GSoC project.

Hello everyone! This is a reminder that today is the last day to come up with project ideas for GSoD 2022. A poll will then be created so the community can vote for a final project idea.

Hi @kaylinbracey ,

I have a GSoD project proposal on behalf of the FHIR squad. We are currently attempting to update and enhance the documentation around the FHIR2 module: GitHub - openmrs/openmrs-module-fhir2: This is a module implementing a FHIR interface for OpenMRS. The FHIR standard provides guidance on how to document FHIR-based services in a standardized way by using implementation guides (ImplementationGuide - FHIR v4.0.1, HL7.FHIR.UV.HOWTO\IG Home Page - FHIR v4.0.1). Among other types of information, these implementation guides provide narrative / human-readable documentation about FHIR services.

As the OpenMRS FHIR Squad, we are aiming at building out such an Implementation Guide (IG) for the OpenMRS FHIR module, migrating our existing technical documentation to this IG, and integrating the IG into our overall documentation and validation approaches.

@kaylinbracey let me know what other details you might need about this project idea, and @mozzy @ibacher @jennifer @janflowers feel free to add anything to this brief overview!


This sounds like a great idea @pmanko! Thank you for your response.