August 2013 Contributor Of The Month: Lee Breisacher

Michael Downey | OpenMRS | August 16, 2013

One of the ways the OpenMRS community highlights the work of its many volunteers is with a monthly profile of a contributor. It’s our hope that these interviews help you to learn more about others who help build our software and our community. A couple weeks ago, Michael Downey, OpenMRS community manager had a chat with Lee Breisacher, to learn more about how he got involved recently working on OpenMRS. If you’d like to nominate someone for an upcoming month, check out more information about the program on the OpenMRS wiki. We look forward to your suggestions!

MD: Hi there Lee. Congratulations on being our August contributor of the month! You haven’t been involved long working on OpenMRS, but you’ve been very busy around here in a very short time. Could you tell us a little about yourself?

LB: Certainly! I was born and raised in Indianapolis, the location of OpenMRS co-founders at Regenstrief Institute. I was there through the time I attended North Central High School, then I went to Purdue University (go Boilers!) where I received a bachelor’s degree in Math in 1977. (They were just barely starting to hand out Computer Science degrees back then!) During college, I worked at University Hospital on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis for a couple semesters doing a work/study co-op program, where I analyzed electrocardiagrams on a minicomputer.