OpenMRS Volunteer of the Month: Shekhar Reddy

OpenMRS is happy to announce that the community has selected @shekhar as the Volunteer of the Month for October! We are really lucky to have Shekhar working with us. Thank you for your commitment to OpenMRS!

Shekhar Reddy, Tell us a little about your background
My name is Shekhar Reddy, I hail from Hyderabad, India. Currently, in my final year of graduation majoring in computer science engineering at Keshav Memorial Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.

When did you start with OpenMRS?
It started in mid-January, While I am doing a course on Java as a part of my university curriculum, I started searching for an OpenSource project written in java which led me to know regarding OpenMRS. 

How did you get interested in OpenMRS?
I started contributing to openmrs-core by solving some issues in JIRA where I got to learn a lot regarding technologies like spring and hibernate. So that was the start… Then I resolved few more issues and written some good proposals for the famous GSoC program and fortunately one of my proposals got selected.

How do you participate in the community (What activities, projects, role, etc)?
As a part of GSoC-2016, I have worked on migrating Atlas  from Laravel to node under the guidance of Pascal and Jan, where I came to know regarding a few more OpenSource technologies like Nodejs, Angular, etc.

I am currently leading the daily scrum meets in the IRC and helping out newbies on talk.

What are your favorite things to do in your free time?
Apart from code, I love playing BasketBall and I am a regional level BasketBall player. 

What’s your favorite OpenMRS moment or tell us what makes OpenMRS special to you?
The community here is very inclusive and encouraging. My favorite OpenMRS moments are the long technical discussions on talk and on PR with @dkayiwa 

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