Deployments of the Week

Deployments and deployers are the backbone of all things Ushahidi. So, a few months ago we started to recognize Deployments of the Week We are delighted to see the wide-range of projects on any given week. : October 15 – United for Global Change, SMS in Action: SMS Solutions for Social Good and one to […]

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Your City, Your Map

We are flocking to the city. Great storytellers are using many mediums to surface the evolution of cities from Urbanized (documentary film) to living in Arrival City (book). The Institute of the Future created a Future of Cities, Information, and Inclusion Map (book) / 10-year forecast map (PDF) to demonstrate the evolution of cities and […]

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New Theme Released: Polaroid

During the month of September, we’re releasing one theme a week for the Ushahidi platform. This is third theme to be released. Check out the previous two! Meet “Polaroid” For this theme, we wanted to really break from the traditional map + categories layout found in many Ushahidi deployments. Our goal was to highlight the […]

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The Ushahidi Community results are in!

The Ushahidi community survey results are in! We’ve been fortunate to have people share their input and feedback to help us improve. The key themes were: Ushahidi needs stronger, unified documentation (a master wiki) Provide an accountable customer service work-flow Create an open development process, and Increase community programming to support mentorship and training. Who […]

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Coffee, chatting, demos and pints!

We’ve been connecting with old and new friends during the past week or so. Meetups were held in Montreal (CA) (Sept.12th), Lusaka (ZA) (Sept. 13th), Ottawa (CA) (Sept. 15th), London (UK ) (Sept. 16th), and Mombasa (KE) (Sept 17th). Connecting with the Ushahidi community helps us focus on the mission to support their efforts. The […]

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Evaluation plus Action: Toolkits for Deployers

The Ushahidi .ke Evaluation Launch was held on August 25th, 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative research team led by Jennifer Chan and Melissa Tully, supported by the Knight Foundation, conducted evaluation research. Over the year, they interviewed Kenyan Ushahidi deployers, specifically those participating in Uchaguzi, Unsung Heros and Building Bridges, and had […]

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New Theme Released: Unicorn

During the month of September, we’re releasing one theme a week for the Ushahidi platform. This is second theme to be released. Meet “Unicorn” <- because we can The default Ushahidi theme has the classic two column layout with the map on the left and the categories on the right. With Unicorn, we decided to […]

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The TechChange Framework for Ushahidi Simulations

[Guest blog post by Nick Martin, co-founder and president of Tech4Change] From Local Training to Global Capacity Building At TechChange we believe the best way to learn crisis mapping tools like Ushahidi is to immerse participants in dynamic simulations in which they are forced to make challenging decisions with limited time and resources. TechChange designs and […]

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Mighty Lessons from Mighty Mo

The MightyMoRiver team, lead by Chris Augeri and Bill Sousan, worked throughout the summer of 2011 to tell the story of water levels and flooding around the Missouri River. Collaborating closely with Brian Hebert, Director of Crowdmap, they also provided valuable feedback (including bug reports, feature requests and use case detail) to improve the core […]

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SMS and Liberia: a love story

Guest post by John Etherton, Ushahidi Liberia’s lead tech consultant. John lived in Liberia for three years starting in 2008; during that time he worked with Georgia Tech, the Clinton Foundation, Crisis Management International and USAID.  John is now based in Denver, USA and is the Managing Partner of Etherton Technologies, a consulting firm focused on […]

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