☀️ First #CoPMonthly of 2024 - Fresh Start for the Community Spirit to Continue Inspiring

The moving force behind the copmonthly is the community activity so it is great news to post the first copmonthly of 2024 as the community spirit gives us hope that 2024 will continue to have positive engagement, learning, and support. The first month started with great activity from the community as well as announcements shared from the core team. We would like to appreciate everyone who has been contributing to the community and thank you for being here from the beginning of the year. Let’s continue to work together and contribute to DHIS2. To gain a glimpse of the continuous community contributions, you can check out the tag copmonthly, and if you’d like a larger perspective of 30 years of contributions, check out this post: Celebrating 30 Years of HISP! . Thanks!

Top Topics in the Community for January 2024

Congratulations to the #Le coin des francophones community :tada:, the top topic of the month was the DHIS2 Immunization webinar in French (Webinaire sur les principes et fonctionnalités de la qualité des données):

This English version of this webinar was in December: DHIS2 for Immunization: Webinar on Data Quality Principles and Functionalities

The other top topics of the month were posted by the DHIS2 Core Team and can be found in the CoP’s top topics page: DHIS2 Community

Additionally, the DHIS2 Core Team has been actively working with the community on functional-design and usability-testing, so please don’t miss out on this opportunity. You can check out the survey post about Organisation Units in DHIS2 (Survey: Organization units in DHIS2), and read the latest topic posts about functional-design initiatives here.

There were quite a number of support topics during the month and two of which received both attention and community collaboration. These two topic posts are also good examples of how support topics have been helping in contributing to the project through sharing of implementation stories and reporting bugs. First, from the topic post (Tracker Data for a particular year by @moses_mwale) we hope to learn more about the ITN distribution campaign. Second, from the topic post (Exception in Android Capture app: Key was already used by @Quoda) we were able to report a bug issue.

Finally, are you considering using a DHIS2 implementation to support climate projects in your country? Why not take initiative like this first topic post in the climate category (Climate Change Implementation) and share your thoughts?

Are you ready to work on DHIS2 projects? An opportunity was announced in January by an external organization so if anyone is interested in applying: Helen Keller Intl is hiring - DHIS2 System Administrator. You can also post your CV into the #marketplace if you’re interested in helping people, offering services, or looking for a job. You can also check out the job openings if you’d like to work directly with the DHIS2 team: Careers - DHIS2

Can’t find a specific job but still believe you can greatly contribute to the project, check out the title: “General expression of interest” in the DHIS2 Careers page linked above.


In last month’s challenge, the first person to vote for the correct answer (for the THIRD time in a row) was: @nnkogift :tada: Congratulations! All who participated receive the CoP Activity Winner badge today. To see last month’s challenge and view the answers click here.

The challenge for this month (January 2023):

It appears that last month’s question about the “where” data dimension was a tricky one but gladly many updated their answer later on. This time the question is straight from one of the quizzes in the Introduction to DHIS2 course, so no one should get this one wrong :joy:.

What is the term used that describes the type of data that classifies and organizes other data?
  • Alter-Data
  • Customized data
  • Metadata
  • Categories
0 voters

[First person to answer correctly will be mentioned in the next copmonthly]

HINT: If you are not familiar with these concepts, you can learn more by taking DHIS2’s free online course, Introduction to DHIS2 | DHIS2 Online Academy

Top 10 Active Users in January 2024

Username Name Country
@1c699b409a68f19fba95 Sakhile Dlamini ESWATINI
@hernandezmachava Hernandez Machava MOZAMBIQUE
@sami.oracle10g Sami Yassin YEMEN
@dmbantu davuya MOZAMBIQUE
@WumiOjo Ifeoluwa Ojo NIGERIA
@matthew_deas matthew deas SOUTH AFRICA
@Ulanbek Ulanbek KYRGYZSTAN
@Geoffrey_Nyamongo Geoffrey Nyamongo KENYA
@johnthuso John LESOTHO
@blen blen ETHIOPIA

# And thanks to all helpful members (January 2024),

Good Samaritans

Without Good Samaritans, there’s no community! We are very thankful to all users for contributing to the CoP especially when helping other users. Samaritans, thank you for making others feel at home!
@Ulanbek | @Adisu_Adugna | @lnunez | @kstankevitz | @sami.oracle10g | @Abdulrahman | @riwaj.amakomaya | @BMugwe | @moses_mwale | @LutfullahShifaa | @Natalie_Tibbels | @Calle_Hedberg | @arnold | @sami12111 | @dmaritim | @Edward_Robinson | @Stephan_Mestach | @gutorm | @Gerald_Thomas | @Master | @SamuelJohnson | @omielp | @Norah_Stoops | @Kose | @ifoche | @jamal_aljadan |

Bug Hunters

Many users who faced issues and discussed them with the community were very helpful in finding bugs. These bug hunters create Jira issues (with link to the CoP post) and support the development of DHIS2.
@bjay | @jakeharkness | @Ahme7d | @Quoda | @gutorm |

Feature Finders

We do tag feature finders in every copmonthly so if you have features that you’d like to share and discuss with the community feel free to make a post in the Development - Développement category as well as share the link to the dhis2.atlassian.net feature request issue so other members can watch and vote. :+1:
– There were mentions of possible feature requests and ongoing discussions so maybe next month.

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Thank you for your participation! (@jamal_aljadan @Matthieu @Adisu_Adugna @dmaritim @ericchingalo @lillian1n2 @Matthew @Rene @Kris_Reinhardt @Mayamiko @nnkogift @WumiOjo @WaluQ @matthew_deas)

The correct answer is Metadata. Metadata describes the type of data as a class; for example, data element, indicator…etc :slight_smile:

Congratulations on receiving the CoP Activity Winner badge. Remember to check out this month’s challenge: February Leaves Us with more DHIS2 Opportunities - #CoPMonthly (Already 9 people voted… :+1:)