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Michael Downey
Community Manager, OpenMRS

Michael Downey’s professional experience in IT project and web infrastructure management spans over a decade in Fortune 500 IT departments, international development projects, and small start-ups.

He’s the community manager for OpenMRS, a medical record system designed for use in the developing world and other resource-poor contexts, and winner of the 2012 Free Software Award for Projects of Social Benefit. At OpenMRS, he is responsible for both collaboration and productivity tools for the project’s community, as well as volunteer coordination and communication efforts. He is also the project’s administrator for its internship programs including Google Summer of Code and the FOSS Outreach Program for Women.

As a PhD student at Indiana University School of Informatics, his specialization in human-computer interaction research focuses on cross-cultural computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), cultural-historical activity theory, and usability of open source software. He has also conducted technology adoption research focused on developing countries and cultures (ICT4D).

Michael's recent contacts

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Open Source Strategist
Bryant Group

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O'Reilly Media

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Community Gardener
Red Hat

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Medical Information Integration, LLC

Recent comments

posted 9 months ago:
Lots of great facts and resources in this talk. Any chance of getting the slides posted? Thanks!
posted 9 months ago:
Hi there. Any chance you could provide the slides for this talk in a non-proprietary format? Thanks!
posted 9 months ago:
Any chance you could post the slides (which were great!) in a non-proprietary format? Thanks!
posted 9 months ago:
Interesting and useful content that was well-structured. Jono is an engaging speaker. My colleagues and I were all pretty exhausted at the end of the day-long marathon, though. If it's necessary to...


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