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Monday, August 22 • 11:45am - 12:35pm
OpenMRS: WRITE CODE, SAVE LIVES! - Judy Gichoya, OpenMRS

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OpenMRS is a global community of volunteers from many different backgrounds including technology, health care, and international development. Our system is used in more than 42 countries, caring for over 5 million patients. Our innovation remains the OpenMRS community, a community that grows with no advertisement and driven by people who desire to make an impact in the world. I will share on the

a.     History of OpenMRS.

b.     The evolution of the OpenMRS community. The community is made of people with different skill level and interest across different continents speaking different languages.

c.     Strategies of how we have harnessed the diverse community voice to build and grow OpenMRS

d.     Future plans

At the end of the session you should have ideas of growing your own community and workplace, and ways to collaborate with other people irrespective of their geographical differences to improve your work. As an individual looking for ways to change the world, you will learn how to join the movement to write code and save lives.

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Judy Gichoya

Project Maintainer, Librehealth
Judy Gichoya has a passion for utilizing technology to save lives. A medical doctor from Kenya, she has worked with various open source health systems used in many developing countries as a developer, implementer and end user. Her passion in global health and informatics has seen... Read More →

Monday August 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Pier 3

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