OpenMRS Leadership Team Call 2016-10-13

Hi Everyone,

We have a leadership call scheduled for this Thursday, October 13 @ 4pm UTC (12pm ET). If you normally attend but are unable to this week please let me know. Also if there are any additional topics or updates you would like to see on this agenda or a future agenda please let me know.




To Do Update (not completed):

Parking Lot Items

  • Recurring current finances
  • Recurring fundraising
  • Recurring governance structure
  • Org Chart Review -
  • Naming for the reference application (due to proposed changes) - under Strategic Goal #2
  • Review Communications Tools
  • OSCON 2017 Brainstorming (Dec 2015 Brainstorm for May 8-11, 2017)
  • Partnerships
  • Infrastructure Update (Quarterly - Jun, Sep, Dec) (Sep 8)
  • Fiscal Health
  • 501c3 (Sept 1)
  • budget
  • Strategic Goal Updates (every six weeks)
  • Strategic Goal #5 - Jan and Joaquin (Sept 1) -
  • Strategic Goal #1 - Burke (Sept 8)
  • Review suggested community changes (need to find list MD made)
  • Roles of the Community Manager
  • Diversity Council
  • Gaps in process documentation
  • Ongoing Quarterly metric review of specific areas
  • who is contributing code
  • volunteer contributions
  • go through some of the numbers–and gather them before the TH and review them
  • consider looking at Bitergia


I won’t be able to attend this week, sorry. Andrew S. Kanter, MD MPH FACMI

Asst. Prof. of Clinical Biomedical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology Columbia University Email: andrew.kanter@■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ Mobile: +1 (646) ■■■■■■■■ Office: +1 (212) ■■■■■■■■ Skype: akanter-ippnw Yahoo: andy_kanter

On a flight Thurs AM. (Seems like I’m traveling a lot, but its really just that the flights happen to be on Thursdays!)


So what time will you be in Boston do you think? Regards

Hamish Fraser Leeds Institute of Health Science, University of Leeds, UK

Arriving AS fit 12, 5:49 in Terminal C.

What time are you leaving, and from which terminal?

I have a 6PM call - might stay for that, but also might go to dinner w/ my family.


Could you guys discuss this too? GCI 2016/GSoC 2017 announced

@dkayiwa, why don’t you call in and lead that discussion topic! You too are an OpenMRS leader. :slight_smile:

@darius very good point. :smile: I would do that if @burke had not told me that @surangak is away and we still have some time, since the applications are for January next year.

Sorry to miss the call this time. Regards

Hamish Fraser Leeds Institute of Health Science, University of Leeds, UK

Following up on the diversity talk… for what it’s worth, here’s a blurb from Google on their diversity statistics. (Not too good, imo). I couldn’t find anything on the breakdown of applicants.

“Next, we are proud to announce that 2016 marks the largest number of female GSoC participants to date — 12% of accepted students are female, up 2.2% from 2015. This is good progress, but we are certain we can do better in the future to diversify our program. The Google Open Source team will continue our outreach to many organizations, for example, Grace Hopper and Black Girls Code, to increase this number even more 2017. If you have any suggestions of organizations we should work with, please let us know in the comments.”

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