Residents of Outbox at a training session. Photo Credit: Outbox (Medium)

In preparation for the OpenMRS International Implementor’s Conference to be held from December 6 to 9, and hackathon on December 10 and 11, Outbox is holding an Immersion evening on Thursday December 1, 2016 from 5 to 7pm.

Sessions will be facilitated by; Daniel Kayiwa, OpenMRS Core Committer and Stephen Senkomago Musoke, Software Engineer, UgandaEMR and METS Program.

OpenMRS is an open source electronic management record system which was adopted by Uganda in 2005. The Uganda implementation, branded UgandaEMR, is currently functional in about 450 health facilities, November 2016, with a national target of having the system in about 1000 health facilities by the end of 2017

The purpose of the developer day is to introduce the OpenMRS technical architecture, support tools around it and how to get started contributing to both the open-source project and UgandaEMR.

The immersion will also set the stage for those who will participate in the conference and the follow-on Ugandan OpenMRMS hack-at-hon.

The topics that will be looked at include:

  1. Accessing OpenMRS Talk, JIRA, GitHub, WIKI.
  2. Setting up an OpenMRS development environment using the SDK.
  3. Difference Platform and Reference Application.
  4. How to contribute to OpenMRS and UgandaEMR.
  5. Creating a module.
  6. Fixing my first issue.