Advanced Servers for ODK (Local and Cloud Installation)

Conference  2020-01-06 12:00 a.m.    2020-01-10 12:00 a.m.


 

Course Name: Advanced Servers for ODK (Local and Cloud Installation)

Venue: Tech for Development Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya

Event Date: 06th to 10th Jan, 2020

Course Fee: KES 75,000 OR USD 1,100

Online Registration: Register here

Tech For Development -T4D would like to invite you to a high impact Training Course in Advanced Servers for ODK (Local and Cloud Installation) to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 06th to 10th Jan, 2020

Course Description

ODK or Open Data Kit is a set of free and open source tools that are used for field data collection using android mobile phones (Devices) and allows data submission to an online or cloud server. The ODK – Open Data Kit ecosystem includes the following components: ODK Collect, ODK Build, XLSForm, ODK Aggregate and ODK Manage as the major components. Other tools in the ODK ecosystem include ODK Briefcase, ODK Aggregate VM, ODK XLSForm Converter, ODK Validate, GEOODK, ODK Scanner, ODK Printers and the ODK Sensor Framework.

The other tools that were inspired by the ODK ecosystem include but not limited to: Kobo tool box which is also free and open source, Ona.io and Survey CTO which have a free trial period and a premium version with added functionalities and unlimited survey data storage capacity.

Other commonly used mobile data collection tools include CSPro for android (CS Entry), Magpi (Regular data collection and also supports SMS data Collection), fulcrum, mobenzi, visitbasis, dimagi, zapier amongst many others.

This training course will focus on the popularly used free and open source tools for mobile data collection but will also give a mention to the other mobile data collection tools available.

If you have always wanted to learn how to collect, manage, visualize and analyze project field data using mobile phones and devices, this training course is for you.

Introduction

ODK Aggregate can be deployed on Google's App Engine, enabling users to quickly run surveys without facing the complexities of setting up their own web service. ODK Aggregate can also be deployed locally on a Tomcat backed with a MySQL or PostgreSQL database server.

This course is suitable for people working in:

Impact Evaluation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Academic Research, Market Research, Field Research, Agriculture, Health, Education, WASH, Handicapped, Human rights, Emergencies/disasters, Advocacy, Education, Environment, Small business development, Community development, Rural development, Women, Youth, Population, Rehabilitation, Culture, Capacity Building, Appropriate technology, Income, generation, Private sector, Refugees/displaced.

Who should attend?

This course is for advanced ODK users. The course will focus on the various options available for setting up ODK Aggregate based survey data hosting platforms.

Participants are expected to have prior knowledge in ODK Collect and Survey authoring using xlsforms or to have attended our course on Mobile Based Data Collection Using ODK.

Requirements

Participants are expected to have prior knowledge in ODK Collect and Survey authoring using xlsforms or to have attended our course on Mobile Based Data Collection Using ODK.

Duration

5 Days

Course Objectives

The course will focus on the various options available for setting up ODK Aggregate based survey data hosting platforms.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Host survey data using ODK Briefcase as a server.
  • Setup ODK Aggregate locally on Tomcat for Linux.
  • Setup ODK Aggregate locally on Tomcat for Windows.
  • Setup ODK Aggregate on Google’s App Engine.
  • Extract and publish data to external applications.

Course contents

  • ODK refresher.
  • How to use ODK Briefcase as a server without having to install ODK Aggregate.
  • Setup and Installation of ODK Aggregate on App Engine (cloud).
  • ODK Aggregate Local server setup.
    • Installing on Tomcat for Linux.
    • Installing on Tomcat for Windows.
  • Publishing data to maps, Google Spreadsheets, Fusion Tables and external applications.
  • Extracting/Exporting data from ODK Aggregate.
  • Billing for App Engine installation.
  • Configurations for Network Access.
    • Server firewall configuration.
    • Making server visible on the internet (optional).
    • Establishing a DNS name for the server.
  • Server Security

Methodology

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professionals and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a certificate of participation.

Methodology

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professionals and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a certificate of participation.

Action plan

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Tailor-made training

This training course can also be tailored for your organization. This way, your organization will benefit by: 

  • Using own datasets and tools during the training.
  • Being able to choose areas of interest you wish the trainer to put more emphasis on.
  • Taking the course in-house or at a venue of choice.
  • Cutting on the cost of transport and accommodation.

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FAQs

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How to participate

Register as individual.

Contact information

Email: outreach@t4d.co.ke
Tel: +254 706909947
Website: www.t4d.co.ke

Kind regards.

Sylvia Kura,
Customer Relationship Officer,
Tech For Development
Innovation for impact

 

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