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Hi all,

Dimagi is hosting another free workshop for CommCare, Dimagi's open source mHealth platform, in Guatemala City, Guatemala on May 20-21, 2013. This workshop provides a great opportunity to learn in greater depth about CommCare and also to engage others interested in the space.

Announcement in English and Spanish below:

Thanks,
Nick Amland

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Dear Colleagues,
If your organization or institution runs or supports a community worker program (community health workers, agricultural extension workers, peer educators, field researchers…etc.), come find out how you can use cutting edge mobile technology to innovate and improve your program!

On May 20th and May 21st 2013, Dimagi (http://www.dimagi.com) will be hosting a workshop on the open source mobile technology platform, CommCare, at Club Aleman (www.clubaleman.com.gt) in Guatemala City, Guatemala. CommCare is an easily customizable platform that tracks and supports community workers’ interactions with their clients. CommCare has been deployed in 25 countries and is used by thousands of community workers to track and support their clients with registration forms, checklists, SMS reminders, and audio and video messages. This leads to better data collection, reporting, management, community education, and community-level service provision.

With CommCare, anyone can go online, create an account for free, and design and deploy their own mobile application modules adapted to their program’s needs. These modules can be loaded onto inexpensive phones and used by community-based workers in the field. The primary purpose of the workshop is to walk through the basics of what is needed to plan and implement CommCare; how to use these freely available online tools; and learn about other use cases of CommCare in the Latin America region.

Date: Monday May 20th and Tuesday May 21st, 2013

Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Location: Club Aleman (www.clubaleman.com.gt), Guatemala City, Guatemala

Language: Primary language for workshop will be Spanish; however, some of the written materials will be available in English. Basic knowledge of English recommended.

Fee: Free *Per diems or travel stipends are not available. Participants should also bring their own Wi-Fi-capable laptop computers. Lunch and coffee will be provided daily.
Who should attend?

Staff with basic computer literacy (but not necessarily IT officers) from
· NGOs and IGOs

· Funding organizations

· Research institutions

· Government agencies

More information about this can be found at http://www.commcarehq.org/workshops/2013guate/ or by emailing with questions.
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Estimados colegas,

Si su organización o institución tiene programas actuales o planificados de facilitadores comunitarios (por ejemplo: programas de facilitadores o promotores comunitarios para la salud, programa de extensión de agricultura, programas de educación, encuestadores en el terreno, etc.), los invitamos a participar y aprender sobre como la tecnología móvil puede ayudar a innovar y mejorar sus programas!

El Lunes 20 y Martes 21 de Mayo del 2013, Dimagi estará programando un taller sobre la plataforma open-source, CommCare, en el Club Alemán (www.clubaleman.com.gt), en la ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala. CommCare es una plataforma personalizable que monitorea y apoya a los trabajadores comunitarios en la interacción con sus clientes. CommCare ha sido implementado en más de 25 países y es utilizado por miles de trabajadores comunitarios en monitorear y apoyar a sus clientes por medio de formularios de registro, “checklists”, recordatorios SMS, y mensajes de video y audio. Estos procesos ayudan a mejorar la colección de data, reportes, administración, educación comunitaria, y la provisión de servicios a nivel comunitario.

Con CommCare, cualquier persona puede acceder online, crear una cuenta gratis, y diseñar o desarrollar una aplicación móvil adaptada a las diferentes necesidades. Estas aplicaciones pueden ser instaladas en celulares de costo bajo y utilizados por trabajadores comunitarios. El objetivo principal del taller es de aprender los pasos básicos necesarios para planear e implementar CommCare; como utilizar estas herramientas online gratis; y aprender de diferentes casos de uso de CommCare en Latinoamérica.

Date: Lunes 20 y Martes 21 de Mayo del 2013

Time: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Location: Club Aleman (www.clubaleman.com.gt), Guatemala City, Guatemala
Lenguaje: El taller se llevara a cabo en Español pero muchos materiales estarán en Ingles. Se recomiendo tener un conocimiento básico del Inglés.

Costo: Gratis.
*Nota Importante: No se estarán dando viáticos ni costos de per-diem. Cada participante deberá traer una computadora laptop con acceso a Wi-Fi. Se proveerá almuerzo y café durante el evento.

 
Joaquin Blaya, PhD
Replied at 8:15 AM, 24 Apr 2013

Can this workshop be seen online?

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