Weekly: Swift Code, PowerCuts and Mobile

Happy week! We have a few gems to share with you. First off, two of our favourite words: Public. Open. Into the Code: SwiftRiver code is now on github. SwiftRiver code is PUBLIC and on github. We remixed the code and are ready to take it to the next level with you. SwiftRiver remains in […]

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Weekly: Pivoting @OSCON & Community Dev Call

In this week’s report, we have David’s OSCON presentation “Pivoting an African Open Source Project” and a reminder about this month’s Ushahidi Community Developer chat. Into the code SwiftRiver Beta testing is continuing. To get a beta account, click to signup. If you have a Swift Beta account, we’re tracking input here. From the Community […]

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Weekly: OSCON, Code testing and more

Welcome back to the Weekly! In this digest: OSCON, testing 2.5, next Community Developer meeting and more about the amazing work of the deployment community: “Social Capital is your Capital”. Dave Eaves keynoted at OSCON this morning about the power of community. We’re delighted to be here to get a fresh injection of OS goodness. […]

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Women Under Siege – Mapping sexualized violence in Syria

[Guest post by Lauren Wolfe, director, Women Media Center’s Women Under Siege project, is an award-winning journalist who has written for publications from The International Herald Tribune to CNN.com. She was previously the senior editor of the Committee to Protect Journalists, where she focused on journalists and sexualized violence.] Rape is being used as a […]

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Disrupting Ushahidi (Part 2/2)

(The other day I talked about how we think of ourselves as Ushahidi and how we think of success in our world. It’s part one two posts that sets up the context for this post, which is about where we’re going next as an organization and with our platform.) We realize that it’s hard to […]

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Design: Views, Reports, Themes and a Pony

(Nairobi photo by Jepchumba Thomas) Flush from the Design Jams in Nairobi and Seattle, we continue to build our plans for the next phases of Ushahidi. The Jams allowed us to test out some new ideas and be infused with some deployer wisdom while brainstorming with two communities: one in Seattle and the other in […]

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Ushahidi Android app 3.0.0

For the past couple of months, we have been tirelessly working on version 3.0.0 of the Ushahidi Android app. We have completely rewrote the app from scratch for better organization of the code base and we have added all of the new features that were missing from the iOS version. We have also iterated over […]

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Community update: Plans, Events and Code

Google hosted their first Google Big Tent Event on July 2nd in Sendai, Japan. Ushahidi was invited to participate in the panel: “Managing the crowd: benefits and challenges of social media in a disaster”. We were honoured to talk about verification using Ushahidi. Plus, it gave us a chance to highlight the amazing efforts of […]

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Data for Good: Ushahidi at The Guardian and Techsoup

Nathaniel Manning, Director of Business Development and Strategy at Ushahidi, spoke at The Guardian with TechSoup on the topic of Data for Good. The video can be seen here. The Guardian and Techsoup hosted a great audience of non-profits and changemakers looking to learn about data. Data is all the rage these days, but the question […]

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