A new beginning

As many of you know, ODK is an academic research project, and as such, much of the day to day work is done by students. Carl and I were two of the first students on the project and because we have finished our Ph.Ds, our roles on ODK are changing.

Carl and I will continue our work on ODK as consultants who offer professional level support and customization services. That work will be done through Nafundi, a company we've started that specializes in mobile and server systems (e.g., mobile forms, medical records, distributed sensors) for challenging environments (e.g., unreliable connectivity, low power, novice users).

Our "core team" responsibilities have been transitioned to Waylon, Mitch, Nathan and Gaetano. That transition was completed about a month ago, and the team has been doing an amazing job building new features and growing the community.

It's been four years since Carl and I started working on what has become ODK. We are excited about continuing to work with the ODK community and supporting the core team as they take the project forward.

Recent posts

  • SMS-based reporting of AFP cases for private care providers in Pakistan

    Fayaz Jatoi is the Coordinator of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for Polio Eradication in Sindh, Pakistan. In this guest post, Fayaz describes why AFP surveillance is critical to polio eradication and how an SMS-based reporting system for private care provider helps. Read more.

  • Job opening for Senior Software Engineer on Open Data Kit

    Nafundi is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to play a lead role in the evolution of Open Data Kit, a series of open source tools for social good organizations to collect data quickly, accurately, offline, and at scale. The ideal candidate has experience with high-level software system design, modernizing legacy codebases, and writing maintainable code. Read more.

  • Job opening for Experienced Android Developer on Open Data Kit

    Nafundi is seeking a software developer with Android experience to improve ODK Collect. The ideal candidate is passionate about improving code quality and is interested in designing and building new features across the ODK platform. Read more.