Aurelio Di Pasquale (@aurdipas)
What contributions (e.g., issue triage, tech support, documentation, bug fixes) have you made to the ODK community?
Tech support to projects using ODK (around 65 in 36 counties). ODK workshops within the D4H initiative (https://www.bloomberg.org/program/public-health/data-health/), ODK teaching to students at University of Basel (master and PhD students in Epidemiology). I served as TSC member last year and I contributed on providing feedback from several users, writing tech specs and helping on testing and validating.
How do you believe your contributions have benefited ODK?
Increasing the community of users. Providing lot of feedback from many country settings. I enjoyed to serve the TSC being a way for users that have seen their voice going from the field to implementation.
What do you believe the top priorities for ODK are?
Users are always first priority. The voice from the vield needs always to be taken into account. ODK is an example of enormeous success of an open source becoming a standard on the field. And the community growth in number and collaboration is the key that allowed this. Many users are now is looking very much to the new ODK Central that can provide features that were a limitation in Aggregate.
How will you help the ODK community accomplish those priorities?
Continuing to use, teachi and implementing ODK on many settings I can provide feedback. Providing documentation/slides used for teaching to facilitating new users to enter in the ODK family. Being and active member of the community people can refer to. Start to test and validate ODK Central in teaching activities and in some projects.
How many hours a week can you commit to participating on the TSC?
What other mobile data collection projects, social good projects, or open source projects are you involved with?
reporting to support demographic and health surveillance, Almanach (https://www.swisstph.ch/de/projects/project-detail/project/implementation-of-almanach-in-the-icrc/), ODK WHO VA (Verbal Autopsy) instrument (https://www.who.int/healthinfo/statistics/verbalautopsystandards/en/)
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