Communication Channels and Tools (Discourse & Slack)

The Bahmni community uses publicly-accessible tools to communicate, with certain tools being better for different purposes.

Discussion Forum

The primary place to communicate about Bahmni is the Discussion Forum.

Examples of things you might want to do here:

  • Introduce yourself, and what you or your organization is doing with Bahmni (on this thread)
  • Suggest a product enhancement
  • Get feedback on the design of a new feature
  • Ask troubleshooting questions

Our Bahmni forums are hosted under the "OpenMRS Talk" discussion forums". Learn more at Email Forum for Bahmni Q&A.

Chat

  1. For quick chat-style messages, active Bahmni contributors use Slack.
  2. We do not preserve old messages in Slack, so you should only use it for ephemeral communications, and not to record any important decisions.
  3. Most communications are on the #community channel. There are other channels for project (or topic) specific discussions.
  4. Most team members are online during India timezone and weekdays.

Slack info

URL: https://bahmni.slack.com

Login:

  • If you belong to an organization whose domain name has already been pre-approved, then you may create your own account.
  • Otherwise you may request an account by filling this form and providing us an email address for sending the Slack sign-up link. (Please fill this form)
  • If your organization wants to create multiple slack accounts, please ask us to add your email domain so that individuals from that domain can sign-up without approval.
  • In either case you can make the request on the discussion forums, via https://www.bahmni.org/contact-us/, or on Slack

Product Architecture Team (PAT) calls

  1. This is an intersection of product and technical thinkers, that focuses on how we want to evolve the Bahmni software product. You can find more info here
  2. PAT calls happen 1 pm UTC every Wednesday.  Weekly PAT call: https://tinyurl.com/y6kvsot7
  3. Announcements of upcoming call agendas and call details are on https://talk.openmrs.org/c/software/bahmni. These posts are tagged with `bahmni-pat` and you can see a history of them.
  4. Archive of call notes: Google Drive