Molweni from South Africa, ODK community!
I live and work in beautiful Cape Town.
I started using ODK about three years ago working for an NPO in South Africa working on violence prevention through urban upgrading. We needed to collect data about unlicensed liquor outlets in informal areas - how they function, what there hours are like and whether or not they could stick to some norms and standards for trading agreed on by the community. We worked with community neighbourhood watches, who we trained to use ODK collect to monitor the outlets every day, and during the night. ODK got exciting when we started using QR codes as unique identifiers, and we ended up piloting a cool ODK to Salesforce integration...I've also used ODK and QR codes in the field of Early Childhood Development to monitor curriculum "dosage" per child.
Anyway, I've since moved on and am taking ODK with me. I've recently co-founded an urban agriculture organisation called Umthunzi Farming Community (@umthunzifarmingcommunity), and we're using ODK to help small scale urban township based farmers to improve their record keeping and keep track of their produce brought to market. I love that ODK integrates into Google Sheets, as this has supported us as a tiny start up with no capital to be self-sufficient and flexible.
I'm no techy, but I love playing around with xlsForm and learning new ways to build excellent forms. In my spare time I enjoy running or hiking in the nearby mountains, baking beautiful soudough bread and doing a little bit of backyard gardening.
Thanks for having me here!