Ushahidi developers forum to meet every two weeks

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 […]

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CrisisMapping Conference: Oct 16-18

“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 […]

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On Speed, Stability and Simplicity

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 […]

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Welcoming Brian Herbert to the Ushahidi team

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 […]

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Mapping availability of HIV, AIDs and TB Services in Kenya

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 […]

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