Congratulations to everyone who participated in the hackathon at the end of OMRS17 here in Malawi, for making it a success!
Thanks of course to all the developers who participated, but I’d also like to call out @sanjayap for helping to organize, and @ssmusoke, @ball, and Maganizo for proposing the projects that we worked on.
There were four teams, who worked on:
- Adding condition lists to the reference application dashboard
- Implementing the Patient Flags UI in an OWA
- Integrating Medic Mobile to OpenMRS via OpenHIM
- Upgrading a Malawi database from OpenMRS 1.7 to 2.x
It was great to hear that people really learned a lot during this hackathon and that they found it a worthwhile experience.
Some assorted comments people made at the end:
- Learned about SDK, and RefApp architecture, in two days. More than I expected!
- Learned a lot about OpenHIE
- Much better than last year because it was organized around everyone actually working on things
- Learned how to create data in the OpenMRS data model. Will be helpful when we try to integrate Medic Mobile
- I feel 70% confident that I can create an OpenHIM mediator
- Was able to meet people to whom I can ask questions. Yesterday I met Wyclif. Though we were not able to complete the task I feel like I learned something.