For the first week of the Software Development Capstone we mostly focused on setting up teams that we will be working with for the rest of the semester. This was done by having one person voted in as a Team Recruiter and them being able to pick who was going to be with them. After everyone had a team of six, joined our class on Slack and then created a channel for our own team. Luckily, I have had experience with slack before and know how to use it so I didn’t have to do much reading about it.
We then moved onto learning about OpenMRS and AMPATH which is the specific project we will be working with. OpenMRS is a client-server application that allows people, with no previous programming knowledge, to build a medical records system. This is so that these systems can be easily built in developing countries. AMPATH is one of these medical record systems that is based out of Kenya and helps with numerous medical needs from disease to abuse.