Thank you to all of the OpenLMIS stakeholders representing implementers, donors and other partners who participated in the OpenLMIS Community Meeting hosted by JSI in Washington DC September 27-29th. We made huge progress defining, documenting and prioritizing the governing issues of the community moving forward. Many topics were discussed across the plenary, governance and technical sessions ranging from defining what OpenLMIS is — to sustainability, system architecture and the product roadmap.
If you missed it, don’t miss out…
If you missed the meeting, or want to review what was covered, all of the sessions’ recordings, notes, slides and photos are posted on the OpenLMIS Community Wiki here including summaries/“read outs” from each track.
Key Outcomes: Committees
Stakeholders agreed on the establishment of the following committees and leaders to manage and guide community priorities and progress moving forward. Details on next steps (schedules, deliverables, etc.) will be posted to the committee Wiki pages ongoing. Thank you to those who volunteered to participate and lead:
- Technical Committee ensures “the product is built right”
Lead by: Elias Muluneh (JSI), Jeff Xiong (Thoughtworks), and Josh Zamor (VillageReach)
- Product Committee – ensures “the right product is built”
Lead by: Gaurav Bhattacharya (CHAI), Kevin Cussen (VillageReach), Ashraf Islam (JSI), Rene Orser (Thoughtworks), Brian Taliesin (PATH)
- Governance Committee – ensures the right processes are in place to meet community needs and objectives
Nominations for leads are posted. Formation of the governance committee and definition of processes for this group will be led by the OpenLMIS Community Manager (to be hired).
Monthly calls. The next community meeting call is Tuesday, October 20th. For details, check the Wiki page.
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