Announcing our first Beta release of Ushahidi v3

It’s been a couple of months since we shared what progress we’ve been making on Ushahidi v3. Today, we’re rolling out a beta version of Ushahidi v3, v3.0.0-beta.1. Always good to point out that, v3 is STILL not quite ready for production, and this is still largely a developer release. Not to worry though, you […]

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Innovating Government at Making All Voices Count

[Cross-posted from an article by Jessica Day, a marketing and technology writer and editor for IdeaScale on the innovation excellence blog. Original article available here.] Innovation is a broadly applied concept that means many different things. Sometimes it means new features for an existing product, sometimes it means a dramatic retooling of a process, and sometimes […]

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Introducing CrisisNET

At Ushahidi, we love helping people turn data into social impact. We’ve helped thousands of users gather and manage crowdsourced data during everything from natural disasters to political revolutions. When Ushahidi was founded in 2008, our tools provided a rare and valuable source of crisis-relevant data to citizens, policy makers, and responders. Since then, we’ve […]

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Building a Tech Industry

When we sit back and think about all the various organizations, projects, and companies we have been a part of over the past six years, at first glance they are seemingly quite different. But the reality is that we have simply aimed to solve our problems from internet connectivity to gathering meaningful information. There are […]

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The Future of Crisis Data

The excitement around big data for social good is palpable, and its capacity for change is enormous. However, in order to realize this capacity the humanitarian community needs to embrace a fundamental shift in the relationship between data and crisis. Insights from massive datasets have revolutionized economics, marketing, transportation, and other for-profit industries, but crisis […]

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Community Survey Results are in!

Our Community is Important to us! The Ushahidi community has always been at the heart of what we do. Developers and Designers: Every single line of code you commit to ushahidi goes a long way in improving our software for mappers across the globe. Our last 3 bug fix releases couldn’t have been done without […]

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We’re moving our Dev Chat to IRC

Our community skype chat has seen some great improvement in activity over the past few weeks, with more folks seeking to collaborate and ask questions. With all the buzz and activity, we realised that we’ve more or less hit the limits on the number of people we can invite into the public chatroom, and there’s […]

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Ushahidi 2.7.3 – Bug Fix Release

Keeping up with our current trend, we have another bug fix release, 2.7.3. A lot of great work from the community has gone into this release. This includes issues with login after a fresh install, broken video embeds when viewed over HTTPS, dual alert sign-ups, and may more. A very cool and interesting feature that […]

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Testing Ushahidi v2.7.3 (Upcoming Release)

We’re almost ready for the next bug fix release of Ushahidi v2.7.3b, and we need your help! What Needs Testing? Some of the key features and bugs we need help testing include:- Category import on CSV import: Broken video embeds in reports when viewed over HTTPS: Install errors: 1321 and 1337 Dual alert sign-up: 1316 […]

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The real point of global hackathons

Cross-posted from OpenCrisis.com TL;DR: it’s global community! I’m sitting in the iHub Nairobi today, waiting for Space Apps Challenge to start.  I’ve been in Kenya for a few days now, spending time with the amazing techs here, and getting more and more impatient for the first BRCKs to go on sale (and not just because I’m […]

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