** Update: Issue Resolved **
Blocker: Newcomers are unable to signup for OpenMRS Talk as of Thursday, 2 March 2017 UTC
The system currently is to create a helpdesk issue and wait for quite a while to get approval for an OpenMRS ID. I’ve had a lot of potential students complain about this issue. I tried creating a new account as well, but the ‘Join The Community’ button on https://id.openmrs.org/ just won’t budge.
This is the reason that we have not had a single new student signup. Compared to previous years’ traffic at OpenMRS, we have had no influx of students on IRC as well as talk. @ivange94 has informed me that the infra team has been overloaded with support tickets for new accounts.
Let’s fix our signup issue and push GSoC@OpenMRS on our social platforms as well.
We’ve discussed the same on the Dev talk today.