The face of a community to come. Ushahidi Chix
For a non-techie at a techie meeting, the acronyms can be confusing, people introduce themselves and the last word is “am a Java or PHP developer”. I have heard the acronyms but I don’t know much beyond the fact that they are programing languages. It is interesting being part of developers because you get to […]
Journalists from the BBC‘s Digital Planet team came by when some Ushahidi volunteers were having a get together in Nairobi.
“Leveraging mobile platforms, computational linguistics, geospatial technologies, and visual analytics to power effective early warning for rapid response to complex humanitarian emergencies.” Patrick Meier, along with Jen Ziemke, has put together the first CrisisMapping Conference, which will run this October 16-18, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. Of course, here at Ushahidi we’re so deep into this […]
I’ve been developing web apps for a few years, as have most of the others on the Ushahidi team. I’ve started a series on my own blog about the three areas that we’re never good enough at: speed, stability and simplicity. All three are a constant pressure that sits on every one of our development […]
I was in Ghana last month for Maker Faire Africa, and for some Ushahidi meetings. While there, I was able to spend time with the devs from Ghana who work on Ushahidi – Brian Herbert being one of them. He’s a top-notch PHP programmer who has spent most of the year working in Accra on […]
Ushahidi is delighted to announce a collaboration with AIDSPortal in the UK, and KANCO – Kenya AIDS NGO Consortium in Kenya to map the availability of HIV, AIDS, and TB services in Kenya. This collaboration is supported by Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google. The Geo-Challenge grant awarded will make this endeavor possible. We are […]