Introduce yourself here!

Hi, I'm Dan from the Northern Territory in Australia. I work in the NT government as a Remote Sensing Scientist in a rangeland monitoring capacity. My job is to use spatial science/technology to assess the condition of pastoral leases (i.e. cattle stations) and integrate it with the on-ground monitoring done by our field officers. I have a background in environmental science and have worked previously in academia and private industry (mining). In my spare time, I average about 60-70 km of running a week and enjoy fishing and camping when the opportunity presents.

My foray into ODK started when we decided to replace our previous field data collection system (iPads and 'Numbers' spreadsheets) with Samsung tablets and ODK. We have 8 field officers across the NT who collect monitoring data from approx. 30 properties and several hundred sites each year. I have designed the forms and written Python code to convert the CSV data into a format to upload into our rangeland monitoring database. Our field officers have been gradually transitioning from the old system to ODK, and are having good things to say about it so far.

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Hi ODK Community. My name is Jaime Calderón and I'm based in Puerto Rico.
I got involved with the ODK community looking for an open source APP for field data collection. I'm a psychologist working with a disaster mental health team. Two years ago, Puerto Rico was stroke by two devastating hurricanes; now we are interested in making a voluntary census or registry of vulnerable people who will need assistance in future emergencies. Reading about ODK I think this is the kind of tool we need. I hope learning about ODK will help us. To know more about this project visit our webpage http://proyectopatria.uprrp.edu.

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Hi all,

I'm Meg from the USA! I work in humanitarian aid and have just started using ODK for survey data collection. I'm currently working in Bangladesh.

I am an avid hiker and love to spend time outside!

Cheers,
Meg

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My Name is Benjamin Mkandawire from Malawi currently working with GIZ Malawi based in the Ministry of Finance where am supporting the implementation of the Malawi National Social Support Programme.

I started using ODK suite in 2016 till now, we use ODK mainly to collect data for the ultra poor which is housed in the Unified Beneficiary Registry (UBR) and also support other data collection interventions.

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Hi everyone.

My name is Jorge Liber Saltijeral, i am from Mexico City and i got involve with ODK using Kobo toolbox.

I discovered this powerfull tool and im in love with it.

Iam involve with agricultural topics and i used kobotoolbox and ODK for the first time, one year ago to estimate food production in a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage systems) (GIAHS) call "chinampa" (see a video) plased in Mexico City colaborating with FAO.

Now a days, i am using ODK and Kobotoolbox for a Honey bees proyect with enviroment ministry of Mexico City.

I love to read poetry, mushrooms, and outdoor activities.

I hope to share a lot of information.

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Hi all,
I am Kristyna and I work as a Project & Support Coordinator in one of the biggest independent soft fruit growing companies in the UK. We're based in Herefordshire, UK. We have started using ODK sometime last year for simple forms in instances where we could get rid of the paper forms. It has since grown and we're utilizing it more and more.
Me and my team are really interesting in making ODK our tool and customizing the UI, to make it more user friendly. And that's what we're working on now.

Otherwise, I enjoy sport activities like skiing, surfing, mtbiking, even though I am not really good at them.

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I'm Ned, a web application developer at Penn State University. Mostly I develop in asp.net mvc (C#, Razor, Javascript) and T-SQL. But we have a faculty member here who wants to use OpenDataKit to implement a survey project in Africa and I'm tasked with setting up the Endpoint server (and likely maintaining it in the future). I'm brand new to ODK and Docker, and have some decade old experience with Linux, but I love to learn (and re-learn) new things.

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I am Bharat based in Canada and working for the project where survey I need to do.
I am new to ODK. I am having experience in database maintenance & Front-end application design.

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Hey guys! It is Rishabh Jain here, here to learn and contribute.
I've used ODK quite a few times. I learnt android app development and am looking after real life project to work upon.

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Hello everyone,
I just asked a user to come here and I realize I've never done it myself :shushing_face:

I am based in Montpellier in the south of France.
Since 2003, I work as a database manager in a French conservation NGO called "Conservatoire d'Espaces Naturels".
I have 30 colleagues and 20 of them collect a lot of field data on species, habitats, environmental parameters ... @nathalie_H work with me and I had the chance to supervise @Jeanb during his study period.
At the national level, our network employs 1000 people.

@Remyclement introduced ODk in 2014 or 2015 and in 2016 we worked together to adapt a form to our internal web tool (sicen)

After 2 days of work, the form was correct and became the main gateway for field data in our information system.

ODK is particularly interesting because of its ability to easily create interfaces for many needs or situations and its integration with PostgreSQL, which is at the heart of everything in our GIS.
Over the next few months, I plan to demonstrate that we can create a complete system "collect, analyze and share" "without development" based on ODK and Redash (http://getredash.io).
When I can I try to present ODK to other colleagues at local or national level.
Since 2017, @Remy_CLEMENT and I give a course about how to collect data with ODK and how to get data in their own information system to other french nature conservation bodies.

I try to share some work here : http://www.si.cenlr.org and http://sig.cenlr.org in the past.

When I'm not at work, I like running, forging and working wood. I am a member of georezo, the french geomatics portal.

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Hi, I am Riaan. I am from Cape Town, South Africa.
I am fairly new to ODK.
I haven't been involved in any ODK projects yet, but currently need to work on an existing project, but only getting the data from the project to use on another platform to visually display the information differently and only for certain users.

I write a lot, and currently busy writing my first novels (about 3 books) and also trying to publish my first book on Amazon. It will be a poetry book.
[insert your own fun fact here]

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Glad to meet the creator himself.

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Hi, I am Simone from Germany.
I just started using ODK because it is open source and it seems to be easy to handle.

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Hi guys!

I am James Omutsani from Kenya currently leading the implementation of the DHIS2 Community globally.

I have been working in the NGO world (Health Sector) for over 6 years supporting data management solutions for research projects covering different health areas (FP, HIV, WASH, MNCH, etc) supporting various countries using Information Systems that the user/ project requires (DHIS2, ODK, REDCap, Open MRS, ++).
I am so passionate when it comes to travelling, and finding solutions to data management and system issues

Glad to see the massive improvements made to the ODK and I can't wait to see what else you have in store!

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Hi My Name is Caesar from Zambia, i am a Data Analyst. i first came across ODK 2 years when i joined Renavatio Consultants. We do a lot of research in all the sectors, health, education, social etc. on twitter my account name is @Cae3676.
Away from work i love to play and watch a lot of soccer, pool, read book and learn new things.

:rofl::smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Thank you @Grzesiek2010
I am Md. Bulbul Islam from Bangladesh. I am a Research and Development Professional. I have to work at BRAC University as a Field Supervisor. And I also work as a Freelancer - Data and Project Management. I am doing ODK template design works. But I want to customize ODK application (Name, Logo etc) for a different project.

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Hi everyone in the community, my name is Hamse Koshin and I live in and work in Somalia. I work for CARE Internatioal-which is one of the leading humanitairian agencies in the country. I am Monitoring, Evaluations, Accountabilty and Learning-MEAL Managers and I have been using the xls form for the past three years. I found them to be really helpful in my work where I lead frequent data collections for different purposes.

I am looking forward to exchanging ideas and knowledge with the professional in this platform.

Thanks
Hamse

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Hi All,
My Name is Frank Makowa from Malawi. I am working in a research institution that uses ODK among other data collection tools, I am here for learn and share my knowledge.
Thanks
Fula

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Hi all!

I've been a user and implementer of Mobile Data Collection solutions for 5 years now in CartONG , a french Humanitarian to Humanitarian NGO specialised in supporting humanitarian and development actors on information management tools, methodologies and practices (read more about us and our associate project here if you are interested: https://cartong.org/ngo-overview.), that's been using ODK-based solutions for 10 years now.
I've not been very active here in this forum but I do what I can when I can to promote the use of open source MDC tools and produce and share documentation on the topic to make it more accessible.
I'm half french half irish and live in the french Alps (Chambéry, where CartONG is based) and my main occupation besides my work when I'm not giving trainings somewhere or other is hiking and renovating the old farmhouse I live in.

Cheers,
Maeve

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