SwiftRiver v0.1.0 Apala Released

Today it’s with great pleasure that we announce the release of the latest SwiftRiver build, v0.1.0 Apala. The new build marks the end of a 30 day sprint to add a whole host of functionality. The largest of these was rewriting the core data processing engine to be faster, more extensible and leaner (with fewer […]

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Using Ushahidi to Monitor the Sudanese Elections

Guest blog post: Fareed Zein is the Project Leader for the Sudan VoteMonitor project and Research Associate with the US-based Sudanese Institute for Research and Policy (SIRP). Email: contact@sudanvotemonitor.com. Sudan VoteMonitor is the latest successful Ushahidi implementation in Africa. It is a pilot project led by the Sudan Institute for Research and Policy (SIRP) and […]

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First time with the team,first time in the US

This has been a month of “first times” for me. First time in the US, first time traveling on BA and AA and most of all, first time to attend a strategy meeting. Yes, I was at the Ushahidi Annual Strategy meeting in Miami, Florida. Apart from getting to the house(Villa Valentino) a day earlier […]

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2010 Ushahidi Annual Strategy Meeting Recap

Thanks to Jon Shuler for helping us document our meeting in video and photos. Here’s a short that he put together with Juliana about our annual meeting last weekend that was facilitated by Allen Gunn of Aspiration Tech. Annual Strategy Meeting II from Ushahidi on Vimeo. What is Ushahidi? Ushahidi is non-profit tech company that […]

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A Primer on Using Ushahidi for Election Monitoring

The purpose of this post is to lay the groundwork for the development of an Ushahidi toolkit for election monitoring. The text below is thus meant as an invitation to chime in and share lessons learned in deploying Ushahidi for election monitoring. We plan to make this the first in a series of primers. Future […]

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Panel at Twitter’s Developer Conference

On April 15th at this year’s Twitter developer conference, Tim O’Reilly moderated a panel with Katie Stanton (White House Director of Citizen Participation), Anil Dash (Expert Labs), and Patrick Meier (Ushahidi) called “Twitter as a Force for Good”. They discussed how Twitter was an incredible platform for information gathering for emergency response organizations during the […]

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The Ushahidi Blog wins a BOB!

Best of Blogs that is… not the Shilling It is a great honor for the Ushahidi team that our blog was selected as The best of the Weblogs by Deutsche Welle. The announcement was made on the 19th at the Re:Publica social media convention in Berlin. David Sasaki of Global Voices spoke there, you may […]

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A Keynote on Freedom of Speech 2.0

I recently had the distinct pleasure of giving a Keynote on “Freedom of Speech 2.0″ at a conference on Human Rights and New Media in The Hague. I was very impressed with how the organizers of this superb conference managed to pull through in spite of the havoc caused by the volcano in Iceland. They […]

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Reflections from Chile

Sawako Sonoyama is a graduate student at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). She and fellow student Diana Rodriguez have just returned from Chile as part of an Ushahidi-Chile field mission. An 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit southern Chile on Feb. 27, just over a month before we traveled to the capital city, Santiago. […]

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The Ushahidi Annual Strategy Meeting

The full Ushahidi core team has descended upon Miami for our once-a-year chance to be together. We’re a completely virtual organization, with (until this month) no two people in the same town. Annual Strategy Meeting from Ushahidi on Vimeo. Part of this is to see each other and enjoy being together as a group of […]

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