First fellowship! First call!
I am Suruchi Dhungana from Nepal. After working on open-source projects for a long time, I decided to contribute to OpenMRS as a fellow. As this is my first work as a fellow, I am both nervous and excited. I will be working both in development and project management, and by the end of the fellowship, I wish to get more knowledge in OCL and FHIR. From the first week of the fellowship, I started joining calls and squad meetings. I regularly join OCL, FHIR, and Analytics Engine squad meetings. Getting into the code, I set up an OCL for OpenMRS instance in my local and studied the workflow of the code.
I got connected with my mentor Grace, on the first call with her, we did some sort of testing in the Q/A environment of OCL. It helped me a lot to understand the workflow. Then, I picked an issue for development and started working on it.
On the second week, I was in the Mt. Everest Himalaya region of Nepal during which we had a first fellowship call. The internet in the mountains was really bad, I was late in the call and got disconnected many times. But, we had a great interaction in the call and got to know each other. Overall, it was a great experience to join meeting right from the Himalayas.
After returning, I am continuing my development and project management tasks. On Thursday I had a call with my mentor Daniel, we discussed my fellowship plan and projects. Also, we discussed my progress. If I get any issues, he suggested me to mail him.