Full Speed ahead with Github Issues

Github Issues is the new official home for all technical issues/ticketing at Ushahidi. The previously announced migration to Github from the now retired RedMine is complete. This change was driven by community input requesting us to be more transparent and open in our software development. We’ve also made some changes to help you know the […]

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Swara Meets Ushahidi: Integrated Voice Response Meets Mapping

[Cross-posted from the MojoLab, by Arjun Venkatraman] A couple of months ago, while I was visiting Borneo, I was looking at the Swara blog interface and wondering if there was some way to make it more exciting and informative, so that even people who didn’t necessarily want to wade through audio files could still get […]

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Events: Water Hackathon and Casual meet-ups

We are very excited to announce a few Ushahidi events and casual meet-ups in the coming months. There will more details on events, including webinars and design jams soon. Water Hackathon with Pachube and PubLab Our friends at Pachube and Public Laboratory (Grassroots Mapping) are partnering with us for a Water Hackathon. This event will […]

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Human Trafficking? That doesn’t happen HERE.

  [Guest post by Derri Smith, Executive Director, Underground Justice and Mercy Center, Parent organization for End Slavery Tennessee]   I’ve heard it time and time again. Human trafficking doesn’t happen in…my rural area, my district, my zip code. But I’ve seen the faces of local victims. I’ve heard and read their stories about being […]

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I Spot Fair Trade

[Guest post by the I Spot Fair Trade creators from the SurvivorsConnect.org team.] As anti-trafficking activists, it’s sometimes tough getting dressed in the morning or even making coffee – knowing that nearly all of our products, from the clothes we wear to the food/drinks we consume can be tainted with forced labor and slavery. There […]

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3 for Design, Business and External Projects

Every once in a while I get to write a blog post smiling the whole time. This is one of them, because I’m updating our community on the addition of three incredibly talented individuals to the Ushahidi core team. Since last year we’ve worked on more external projects. In order to keep some sanity within […]

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Do-more Disrupters: The People Behind the Stories

[Cross-posted from MediaShift: Idea Lab] One spark and it happens: An individual or a team of people create a deployment using Ushahidi or Crowdmap. Their motivation and the inspiration are telling tales. These citizens, diaspora and a global community collaborate near and far to make change happen. Motivated often by the simple act of giving […]

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We’re Moving to Git Issues!

We’re moving technical ticketing, bugs and feature requests to Git Issues using github. RedMine was a good Ushahidi Development (http://dev.ushahidi.com/) home, but Git Issues functionality meets our community needs to commit, plan, collect and comment. Really, having technical tickets (issues, bugs, features and pull requests) and commits in the same place will help with the […]

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Badges by Ushahidi

Today we are announcing Ushahidi’s Open Source Badges initiative. This project makes it easy for developers to find badge image resources to include in their projects and Ushahidi deployers to create cool badges to award their users. These are badge images in a variety of categories which can be used in Ushahidi or Crowdmap deployments […]

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Map it, Change it for RIO+20

“Kids don’t know where their food is coming from.” We are a society often disconnected from ourselves and our world. Yet, we are more and more connected online. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), Rio+20 (June 20-22, 2012) plans to renew political commitment to sustainable development and address new and emerging challenges. The […]

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