I am Nikesh Balami, an open data advocate and tech researcher based in Nepal. In my day job, I work for Open Knowledge Nepal, a civic tech organisation working in the field of open data with a focus on developing quality data sources and solutions for civic tech projects.
Super glad, a bit nervous, and very excited to start as OpenMRS Community Management Fellow 2022. Super glad because I landed on the fellowship opportunity while working on the research project and got selected; a bit nervous because I am very new to the community; but very excited because I can’t wait to explore what is in the bag for me.
Joined the fellowship onboarding in May but haven’t been able to start formally due to travel and personal commitment but finally marking June as an official start. Many thanks to my mentor @jennifer for helping me with onboarding and guiding me through the process . Also thanks to @christine for all the support and looking forward to working with you closely.
As the title suggests “Community Management”, during my fellowship I aim to work closely with the OpenMRS community and dedicate my time for coordination, communication, and collaborations.
I plan to utilize my first month as a getting started month, where I look forward
- To learn more about the community by reading, listening, and attending meetings to get a better sense of the community.
- Communicate with fellows to help them with frequent check-ins.
- Host an open house to bring fellows to share their progress, experiences, and explore synergies.
Many thanks to OpenMRS for this wonderful opportunity.