We want to acknowledge their work and commitment to the OpenMRS community, so we asked them a few questions to learn more about their involvement with OpenMRS.
Taremwa Tadeo, tell us a little about your background:
My name is Taremwa Tadeo (@taremwatadeo). I am Ugandan by nationality and I love to serve my nation and all of humanity. I am a student at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, earning my bachelors of science in software engineering. I’m now in year four and I am also serving as the President in the College of Computing at Makerere University.
How did you get interested in OpenMRS?
I started with OpenMRS about two years ago. Since the first time when I was introduced to OpenMRS by Daniel Kayiwa, I loved the idea and since then I have tried very hard to fit in and give my best to the community.
How do you participate in the community (What activities, projects, role, etc)?
I participate as an implementer, tester, and developer (though I am still in the learning process).
What are your favorite things to do in your free time?
Most of my free time I spend learning about OpenMRS, but since I am a full-time student, as well as a student leader, I am always occupied with school work, I have a limited amount of free time.
I also volunteer on training and talking to secondary school students about ICT, motivation and encouraging them on innovations and sharing knowledge.
What’s your favorite OpenMRS moment or tell us what makes OpenMRS special to you?
My favorite moment is when am talking to people about OpenMRS and ICT at large, especially with the young people.
All I can say is I love being at OpenMRS, working with the people, and getting involved in the conversation. I think when I hear people testify how OpenMRS is changing their lives – how it is easing the hospital works – is what makes OpenMRS special and what makes me also want to keep going and contributing to the community.