Upgrading to 2.5, the latest Ushcast, the Humanitarian Hack Box and a Deployment of the Week from Romania are in this report.
We want to make upgrade to the latest and most secure version as smooth as possible. To help you get upgraded to the latest version, we will be holding Upgrade office hours on Wednesday, August 8th UTC. You can reach us via skype or IRC: Contact Us
If you can help others upgrade, please sign up for an office hour time slot. (Please steal our Upgrade Day icon if you’ve upgraded or would like to help promote.)
Ushcast 0.4 – Podcast about all things Ushahidi
The Ushahidi team have a chat about what’s new in Ushahidi Platform 2.5, Cairo. If you’re upgrading your deployment or you’re interested in what we’re up to, have a listen and see what’s new under the hood. To download.
Into the code
Humanitarian Hack Box v.1
Thank you to George Chamales and the RogueGenius team for including Ushahidi in their Humanitarian Hack Box v.1. This is a VirtualBox VM is pre-loaded with Ushahidi, Sahana Eden, and OpenStreetMap. The image is designed to enable testing by security professionals interested in finding and fixing vulnerabilities in these programs.
The VM image and documentation are available here online (pdf).
Updates on the HHB will be posted on RogueGenius.
Any bugs that you do find can be submitted for a chance to win $20,000 from the Access Innovation Prize. Thank you to Access Now for supporting secure software initiatives for the better of communities.
On that note, learn more about our friends of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team. They have released their first annual report. Your testing of the Humanitarian Hackbox could potentially support their work.
From the Community
Please share Count down to 19 August! For World Humanitarian Day 2012, join Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos, international star Beyoncé and aid workers from around the world, and help create a global message that’s so loud it can’t be ignored.
The Deployment of the Week is from Romania for the Romanian Referendum 2012. The team includes many partners and a solid plan for information sharing. Congratulations!
See more Deployments of the Week.
Ushahidians in the news
Congratulations to Sahayog (NGO) for winning the Vodafone Mobile For Good award in the health category. They did an Ushahidi/IVR integration. More about these awards. Special thanks goes to Tethr’s Aaron Huslage for providing some community support to that team.
MHealth Africa included us in their article: “10 best tools to boost mHealth initiatives in Africa”.