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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Humanitarian Tracker: Crowdsourcing Syria Crisis since 2011

(Guest post by Taha Kass-Hout and Hend Alhinnawi from Humanitarian Tracker, which is a non-profit global forum that connects and empowers citizens using innovation in technology to support humanitairan causes. Taha serves as Founder and CEO, and Hend the Co-Founder and COO of Humanitarian Tracker) Humanitarian Tracker (HT), a volunteer-based non-profit organization, has been crowdsourcing information from Syria over the past […]

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We Choose to do What is Hard

As I reflect back on the Ushahidi’s first 6 years, I realize that they have been an education in many ways, but possibly the most important lesson is that it is important to do what is hard. To work on things that are more big and difficult than what most people are willing to attempt. […]

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Kenya Hosts Global Innovation Competition Finals

Making All Voices Count, a global initiative aimed at stimulating innovation to improve government performance and accountability, will host the inaugural Global Innovation Competition awards gala in Kenya on 4th April 2014 at Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi County.

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What I’ve learned about mapping violence

(Guest post by Dirk Slater, cross-posted from Fabriders blog. ) Grateful thanks to Heather Leson (@HeatherLeson) and Maya Ganesh (@mayameme) from Tactical Tech for their valuable insights and input into this blog post. I’m working with Eurasian Harm Reduction Network on a project addressing police violence against women who use drugs in Eastern Europe. The overall goal of […]

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Help us engage with you better!

Ushahidi is growing. And Ushahidi is making some changes. We’ve been talking a lot lately about how we’re growing and how to better serve our base: you. Since the very beginning we’ve relied on all the great work that you do. How?

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Introducing new additions to the team (Pt. 2)

Last Friday we introduced the first set of new employees, joining us to help with. So many new an awesome folks we had to break it out into two separate announcements. But we’re excited to introduce everyone and get the full list up on our official team page.

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Introducing new additions to the team (Pt. 1)

Many of our posts over the last month have centered around stepping back and refocusing on who we are, where we are, and where we want to be. It’s the continued insight and vision that follows our annual retreat, that time each year — this year in early February — where our global team has […]

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Crowdsourcing & The Internet of Things

Crowdsourcing, the idea of soliciting information from citizens and relying on their participation to achieve certain goals is almost 10 years old. We ourselves, have been building products that allow users to collect, curate and visualize information since 2008, relying solely on the power of the masses. In the last few years, internet enabled sensing […]

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