OpenMRS 3.0 Development Track: Fundamentals


Who is this track for?

Government leaders, program managers, and developers who manage or support OpenMRS distributions and are actively involved in associated development activities will gain from participating in this virtual bootcamp. Participation at this level does not require a technical background.

Development Track: Fundamentals Goal

This series is designed to increase your technical capacity to collaboratively develop OpenMRS using our new technologies.

Development Track: Fundamentals Objectives

Once you have completed this series, you will be able to

  • Describe the technical components of the OpenMRS 3.0 Framework 

  • Promote collaborative development practices that reduce duplication of development effort

  • Discuss how to use the OpenMRS dictionary management tool to harmonize and maintain country concept dictionaries

  • Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of microfrontend technologies 

  • Promote the re-use of designs and components through the use of the OpenMRS 3.0 design system 

  • Compare and contrast commonly used OpenMRS form tools 

  • Outline the quality assurance tools and processes used to test OpenMRS products (Platform, 3.0 Framework, modules)

How to Participate

You can access the virtual materials at any time - and complete them on your own and at your own pace. The schedule below includes links to the materials for each session in the series.

The OpenMRS 3 Development Track: Fundamentals periodically offers a blend of self-paced learning activities with virtual live sessions.  When live sessions are offered, registered participants will be expected to demonstrate active participation in the form of discussion thread posts, live discussion participation, or short quizzes. These discussions will assume that you have completed the self-paced session materials: we strongly recommend that you complete the self-paced webinars, videos, readings, and/or exercises prior to joining the live discussion and taking the quiz.

You will need:

  • An internet connection in order to access the materials and join the live discussions via Zoom
  • An OpenMRS ID to participate in online discussions on Talk. Don't have an OpenMRS ID? Click here to get one.


The OpenMRS 3.x | OHRI Package Development Track: Fundamentals series covers content in five areas.

General content

OpenMRS 3.0 Technical Overview

Meaningful Engagement 

Collaborative Development Practices


Introduction to OpenMRS 3.0 Design System


Building & Designing Forms

Concept Management

Concept Management Tooling

Quality Assurance

QA Framework & Tools

2022 Schedule

No hybrid sessions are currently planned.

2021 Schedule

September 6-12

September 13-19

September 20-26

September 27-October 3

October 4-10

October 11-17

October 18-26

Live OpenMRS 3.0 | OHRI Fundamentals Bootcamp Launch

September 7 at 2pm UTC

Live  Discussion re previous week’s topic

September 14 at 2pm UTC

Live Discussion re previous week’s topic

September 21 at 2pm UTC

Live Discussion re previous week’s topic 

September 28 at 2pm UTC

Live Discussion re previous week’s topic

October 5 at 2pm UTC

Live Discussion re previous week’s topic

October 12 at 2pm UTC

Live Discussion re previous week’s topic & After Action Review 

October 26 at 1pm UTC

OpenMRS 3.0 | OHRI Technical Overview

Meaningful Engagement 

Introduction to OpenMRS 3.0 Design System

Mid-Bootcamp Reflections

Building & Designing Forms

Collaborative Development Practices

Concept Management Tooling

Final Reflections

QA Framework & Tools

For more information

Want to know more about this bootcamp and how it fits in with other informatics and OpenMRS 3.0 | OHRI capacity building events?

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Have questions about this bootcamp? Please contact Jennifer Antilla or Christine Gichuki