Brent Atkinson (@Batkinson)
Medical Care Development International
What contributions (e.g., issue triage, tech support, documentation, bug fixes) have you made to the ODK community?
Fixed multiple defects and some feature work in Collect and Briefcase, some issue triage and support via community channels.
How do you believe your contributions have benefited ODK?
External app support in Collect become more generally useful (can internationalize external app labels from the form, for example), Briefcase contributions made large-scale data collection feasible and found and fixed defects in fundamental Briefcase functionality maintaining its core purpose (backup of forms and their submissions are portable).
What do you believe the top priorities for ODK are?
Offline, server-less, fault-tolerant, technically accessible, technically sound
How will you help the ODK community accomplish those priorities?
I have worked in environments that have required these traits and leveraged them successfully in ways where few other tools could have been (easily) used. I believe I can be a strong advocate for maintaining traits that may not be viewed as important outside many developing-world countries.
How many hours a week can you commit to participating on the TSC?
It would depend on timing of activities, but around 4-8 hours weekly.
What other mobile data collection projects, social good projects, or open source projects are you involved with?
I contribute to a number of projects, but predominantly I work on a campaign information management tool (called CIMS) for significant malaria control efforts and eventually mass vaccination and elimination efforts on Bioko island, Equatorial Guinea.
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