Open Dev Community chat and Hackathon

Join us Saturday, August 27th for an Open Development Community call and a Nairobi Ushahidi Hackathon.

Community Development Open Call

We are restarting the Ushahidi development community open calls and invite you to join a skype chat/ustream call. Our team of developers (Mobile, Swift, and Ushahidi) will be available to answer questions, take your feedback and brainstorm with you on the best ways to open up. This chat will be focused on technical development. We will hold future community chats focused on other topics.

The call will take place at 18:00 EAT/11:00 EDT/08:00 PDT. (Your local time)

This call will be part of the hackathon day and is set to be time zone friendly.

Also, we want to let you know that we are working on streamlining the communication points (wiki, blog, forums, dev chat and mailing lists) to make it easier for you to participate in features, bug fixes and more. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more on this topic. We know this is a top community concern.

Nairobi Ushahidi Hackathon: Mobile, Crowdmap, Swift River and Ushahidi

We’re holding a Nairobi Ushahidi hackathon on Saturday, August 27, 2011 for some braining and hacking:


Register today:

Schedule:
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2011
Duration: 12:00 – 20:00 EAT
Pizza for 19:00 EAT.

Some of the hacks or bugs that we will focus on include:

  • River id and some of its components for Openid, OAuth
  • Ushahidi API
  • J2ME app
  • Your plugin ideas
  • Web designers: we could use a hand testing a design theme process.
  • Non-techs are welcome to work on documentation, some communications tasks, photos and video fun

We welcome virtual participants to join the hackathon via skype dev chat.

Talk with you on Saturday,

Heather L.

4 Responses to “Open Dev Community chat and Hackathon”

  1. Are you on the Ushahidi Development Skype team chat? If not, please add “heatherleson” to your skype and provide me with some details about your tech skills. This way I can introduce you to the teams.

    I will be posting more details about the hackathon and community chat on Friday.

    hope you can join us,

    Heather L.