At FOSS Asia, I was accompanied by Michael Downey, community director at OpenMRS and Mayank Sharma, the release manager for platform 2.x at OpenMRS. Mayank has an interesting story because it was at FOSS Asia 2015 that he first got to know about OpenMRS and has been a rockstar contributor since. So we were hoping to find a few more like him at FOSS Asia 2016. At the conference, I spoke about the strength of the OpenMRS's bazaar model of software development, the loosely governed community that has scaled over the last decade or so. I have personally been involved in the community since the last 9yrs and I shared some of my experiences. A summary of my talk is part of Episode 4 of OpenMRS Update podcast. You can also view the slides for my talk here.
We also started email conversations on partnering for our programs with Singapore's Nanyang Technical University (NTU), who are just starting to build a few health informatics research projects. We also met with General Assembly, a global training organization, but need to take the discussion forward with their Chicago office. So hopefully, this is the beginning of taking our program forward and finding partners around the world who can build capacity for health informatics using OpenMRS.