June 14th 2016

Attendance Information


8:15AM PST - Seattle

11:15AM EST - New York, DC

5:15PM CEST - CEST, Geneva, Copenhagen, Joburg

6:15PM EAT - Dar

Link: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail?uuid=M299H1X42RL8F1ABXL3LOKN9TN-3O29&rnd=99798.011318

Meeting Number: 192 173 465

Host Key: 352864

Audio Connection:  +1-415-655-0001 


Introduce Mary Jo5 minutes
BMGF Proposal Update10 minutes

USAID SOW/Budget request

(see email under readings)

35 minutes
Re-architecture sprint update5 minutes
Health and Humanitarian Aid Logistics Conference Attendance5 minutes




In attendance: Kevin Cussen (Deactivated)Jake Watson (Deactivated)Lakshmi BalachandranChris George (Unlicensed)Danni Yu (Unlicensed)Brian TaliesinMary Jo Kochendorfer (Deactivated)Tenly Snow (Deactivated)Ashraf Islam (Unlicensed)

Introduced Mary Jo Kochendorfer (Deactivated). Everyone introduced themselves as well.

Jake Watson (Deactivated): Recap for the re-architecture. Just finished the first sprint, mostly architecture issues. There is an orders API as well as a requisition service. Kevin Cussen (Deactivated) and Mary Jo Kochendorfer (Deactivated) have been working to get the backlog in order to support 2 SolDevelo teams as well as the internal VillageReach dev team. We may be reaching out to partners shortly for support with the architecture. Specifically, Brian around supporting the GS1 model. Will create a story to ensure the Mozambique mobile application APIs are supported and deprecated for v3. Any questions on the re-write?

Jake Watson (Deactivated): Regarding the proposal, which contained 4 mini-proposals, these were 3.1 & 3.2 releases as well as the CHAI / TW mobile reference app as well as vaccine functionality (a more re-usable VIMS). David commented yesterday that the BMGF found 2 million to contribute and wanted to support 3.1 and 3.2 as well as vaccines, but not the reference model app. He did not ask for a formal timeline, but said he can be flexible around Lindabeth and USAID's funding. Lindabeth mentioned that she is interested in funding a gap analysis for TZ, Zam, and CI as well as work to bring their feature-set into 3.x and support 3.x through 2018. Will be meeting later today to get more details. Current participants are VR, JSI, and PATH because these are the parties Lindabeth addressed the ask to with PATH as the lead. 

Lakshmi Balachandran: Do we have a good idea what the gap is?

Kevin Cussen (Deactivated): At a 10,000 foot view. For example, we know Cote D'Ivoire does price schedules, Tanzania has an orders/shipment with MACS, and Zambia has the facility edition from the work we did on the feature variability matrix - but not to the detail we would need. JSI will be instrumental in getting more clarity on that. 

Gaurav Bhattacharya (Unlicensed): What will the 2 million from BMGF fund?

Jake Watson (Deactivated): The dot releases as well as community support and vaccines functionality. 

Chris George (Unlicensed): Is this update regarding just the BMGF proposal?

Jake Watson (Deactivated): The USAID request as well. We had asked for an update from David to more effectively answer what funding from USAID would go towards. PATH is the lead on the BAA mechanism, which none of us seem to understand including USAID. 

Chris George (Unlicensed): One of the requests from USAID was regarding the migration path. Is BMGF planning on funding that?

Jake Watson (Deactivated): BMGF will not, but USAID has expressed interest in funding a migration path for Tanzania, Zambia and Cote D'Ivoire.

Chris George (Unlicensed): There are two types of migrations

Jake Watson (Deactivated): We'll be supporting a 2.0 to 3.0 migration as part of our original funding.

Brian Taliesin: Except Tanzania, Zambia and Cote D'Ivoire are on 1.x, not 2.0.

Jake Watson (Deactivated): Right - so there would be additional work to get them to 2.0. Comments from JSI and CHAI?

Ashraf Islam (Unlicensed): I'll be on the call later today, nothing else.

Chris George (Unlicensed): What sort of funding is available for the ongoing code and administration? 

Jake Watson (Deactivated): Both BMGF and USAID have expressed interest in funding support. BMGF through 2018 and USAID for any gaps. The support we put in the proposal was fairly barebones, a community manager, a product owner, an architect, etc. - details in the brief. The releases were very high level and likely to change depending on upcoming implementations and their needs. Malawi will be starting up once PSM is on-board, Guinea is interested in piloting - DRC as well. It will be a challenge to coordinate the backlog for these competing priorities. 

Kevin Cussen (Deactivated): Any additional questions on either the BMGF or USAID grants? <None> Previously, this group had expressed interest in face-to-face meeting if we could be opportunistic around conferences. Does anyone have upcoming conference travel plans?

Chris George (Unlicensed): No plans, but I'm also not aware of the schedule for the space.

Kevin Cussen (Deactivated): I can send you a list of names and dates.

Ashraf Islam (Unlicensed): No plans. 

Gaurav Bhattacharya (Unlicensed): None

Chris George (Unlicensed): When will we be discussing product contributions?

 Kevin Cussen (Deactivated): It ebbs and flows depending implementations and the implementers interest in contributing code back. Prior to you joining the call, we had discussed both Malawi and Mozambique functionality and which should be brought back into core. 

Jake Watson (Deactivated): That said, there is a lot of knowledge in this group that we would like to leverage in working on the backlog. Will pow-wow with Kevin Cussen (Deactivated)Mary Jo Kochendorfer (Deactivated) to discuss the best way to do so. 






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