From Citizen Action in the Philippines to Data experiments to Translation help and Open Source Events, we’ve got an action mapped weekly.
Deployment of the Week
More Deployments of the Week.
Also see this work about Mapping Gender Violence in Cambodia.
OSCON and Portland
Angela and I will be Portland next week for the Community Leadership Summit, a casual Portland Hangout and OSCON. I’m in a session all about Becoming a Digital Humanitarian. If you are at OSCON, please be sure to tweet @ushahidi and connect. Rumour has it we will be sharing stickers.
It’s all Chiac to me
Into the Code
We’ve curated a list of github issues on Ushahidi v2.x, according to priority, that we would like to work on as we move towards version 2.8 of the platform. We’ve put this list up on the wiki for all to review, and welcome any help to make this list shorter by sending in pull requests. If there’s any issue that you may feel has been left out of this list, feel free to edit and add it in here.
There’s an ongoing discussion on the mailing list on how to handle categorization on Ushahidi v3. Some of the key discussion points include:
- Do categories need a multilevel hierarchy?
- Do categories need multiple select?
- How do we handle migration from version 2.x to version 3.0?
Henry is working on the new version of SMSSync, expected to be released soon. Some of the features to expect include: -
- Ability to whitelist and blacklist phone numbers
- A few UI improvements
We’ve received numerous reports of an intermittent bug that throws a 500 error on crowdmap. We apologize for any inconveniences caused by this, and are looking into fixing it as soon as we can. If any of you could provide any information on how to reproduce this error, send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org. Greatly appreciated!
In closing, we may need to call this “Best Practices” week. It is invaluable to think about your plan before starting an Ushahidi map project. We discussed the findings of the Uchaguzi Monitoring and Evaluation report in this video. It is our hope that you can learn from us. Also see the slides with the high level findings.
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