I joined the Basic Laboratory Information System initiative between CDC and C4G @ GaTech as a developer In Spring 2011. Being from a Computer Science background I have never been fond of writing and reading my own notes so automating things to avoid piles of paperwork makes perfect sense to me. BLIS provided me with the platform for doing this in a very large context. I have worked on updates and I must say it has been hectic at times, but the positive feedback and compliments we keep getting like “the update was successful and also provide new applications very well. We congratulate you.”(Feedback to BLIS v.1.15 by Eric Nzeko from Douala) keeps me going. I hope that one day updating this system will become so rare that I will yearn for more work.