Li Lin TSC Application - 2020-03-10

Name
Li Lin (@linl33)

Organization
University of Washington

What contributions (e.g., issue triage, tech support, documentation, bug fixes) have you made to the ODK or ODK-X community?
Over the past four years that I have been a part of the ODK-X community, I have worked on most of the tools in the tool suite. In addition to the software, I have also been an active member of the Open Data Kit forum to answer questions from our users. Most recently, I have been a member of TSC 2 to help lead the direction of ODK-X.

How do you believe your contributions have benefited ODK or ODK-X?
Over the past four years that I have been a part of the ODK-X community, I have worked on most of the tools in the tool suite. In addition to the software, I have also been an active member of the Open Data Kit forum to answer questions from our users. Most recently, I have been a member of TSC 2 to help lead the direction of ODK-X.

What do you believe the top priorities for ODK-X are?
ODK-X as a suite of tools is very flexible and very capable, with its wide range of customization capabilities it could be employed to solve a broad range of problems. Many of these features, however, are not well documented or easily discovered. I believe the top priority of ODK-X is to focus our effort to enable ODK-X to be easy to use yet flexible.

How will you help the ODK-X community accomplish those priorities?
I will use my knowledge of ODK-X to help implement solutions that will build on the strength of ODK-X. With my experience with working on ODK-X's code base, I understand which areas of the tool suite could be more usable and which areas lack documentation. On top of identifying these areas, I will help to address these shortcomings both through the documentation and the software.

How many hours a week can you commit to participating on the TSC?
5

What other mobile data collection projects, social good projects, or open source projects are you involved with?
Most of my time has been spent on ODK-X. I'm not currently involved in other projects.

Please share any links to public resources (e.g., resume, blog, Github) that help support your application.
https://github.com/linl33