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Does your organization use open source tools?

  • 1.  Does your organization use open source tools?

    Posted Feb 17, 2020 16:14
    Edited by Amy Sample Ward Feb 18, 2020 22:55
    Hi all,

    In November 2019, several individuals joined together to form the monitoring, evaluation, research & learning (MERL) Center. The MERL Center aims to create go-to resources to help MERL practitioners understand when and how open source software (OSS) and open data might be relevant to their work. You can read the working definition of MERL at the link below. If you consider yourself a MERL practitioner in any capacity - including as a program/project manager, technical advisor, statistician, data scientist, consultant or developer - at a medium (10 - 50 staff) to large (50+ staff) organization, your input is sought on the below survey, which will help define the first iteration of this work. NTEN is happy to be participating in the Open Source for Good work with GitHub, where this MERL Center work is housed.

    Click here to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JQMMH3H
    Note that you will need to provide your name and email in the survey. This is so we can follow up for more direct feedback. We will NOT use or share your personal information for any purpose outside of the MERL Center. Please email malakumar85@gmail.com if you would like your information to be deleted.

    Please submit responses by Sunday, 1 March 2020. If you would like to get involved with the MERL Center, please email malakumar85@github.com with a short introduction to your background.

    Thanks, all!
    a

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