Weekly: Android Jelly Bean Update, DC Events

We’ve got new code and plans to meet some of you in DC. Here’s the weekly wrap from code to community to lost in translation. New Android Update (Jelly Bean) Android users: time to Play! Simply download the latest version from the Google Play Store. I’m in the Nexus way these days after happily firing […]

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Announcing Ushahidi Trusted Developers

We aim to grow and support our community, both developers and users. This is a bit of a juggle with the many moving parts of three software products combined with a global network of people using our software for election monitoring, crisis/emergency response and civil society actions. For recognition, we have a few existing programs […]

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The latest on Ushahidi Liberia + iLab

It’s been a few months since our Ushahidi Liberia team shared an update. Here’s what we’ve been up to in the world of conflict mapping and information sharing, as well as the latest on our sister project, iLab Liberia: Early Warning and Early Response (EWER) Working Group: Ushahidi Liberia continues to support and manage the […]

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Weekly: ICCM & Community Developer Call

Happy week! We are awash with news from the community about participation, awards and upcoming events. Does anyone else feel like September just turned into a roller coaster of action? Here’s some news to keep your head spinning: From the Community International Conference of Crisis Mappers 2012 A reminder that the International Conference of Crisis […]

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Uchaguzi Simulation 2012

Ushahidi was born out of a flawed election. The post election violence in 2008 following the fractious Kenyan election season of 2007 highlighted the need for a tool that allowed ordinary citizens to report on incidences that would otherwise have been under reported or completed unreported. Since then we have watched Ushahidi grow and evolve […]

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Weekly: Events, Velobstacles, Translate Swahili, Bosnian

In the weekly, translation successes and requeests, upcoming events, help wanted on the Ushahidi Forums and a new badge for Deployment of the Week: Upcoming Events: Three continents, three events in the coming week. Click on the links to register. Toronto, Canada (Wednesday, September 19, 2012) – Maps and Mobile. Join us to talk local […]

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Yo! Philly Votes Will Turn Data into Action

[Guest post by Faye Anderson of the Yo! Philly Votes team] I am a voting rights activist who has monitored elections in Ethiopia and Angola, and led democracy workshops in Kazakhstan. Since 2006, I have live-blogged from Election Day command centers organized by the Election Protection Coalition and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. […]

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Two Reports: Knight Foundation and Crowdglobe

Ushahidi and our community is known for broaching new ground. To accompany this, we are also keen to encourage more research. Today we’re excited to share two important reports from the Knight Foundation and Crowdglobe Funded by Internews. For the past few months, I have been summarizing Ushahidi community successes and best practices into sound […]

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Welcoming Rob Baker and Sharon Rutto

It’s always fun to welcome people to the team who have such long history with Ushahidi. Rob Baker There are a lot of people who put a great deal of time and effort into helping others deploy Ushahidi. Rob Baker is one of them, and has been a part of Ushahidi’s community of developers for […]

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Weekly: Mini-grants, Community news

The Fall season is upon us. Programs, events and software projects are growing. If my inbox is any indication, you are all a busy lot. In this week’s report we have our Deployment of the Week from Nepal, a few ways to support your project and some upcoming events. Deployment of the Week: Nepal Monitor […]

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