Weekly: Urban Planning, Disaster Preparedness and Ushahidi at OSCON !

From increasing transparency of urban planning projects in Prague, to creating awareness on disaster preparedness in Indonesia and Geeking out at OSCON(among others), here’s your weekly fix of all things Ushahidi and community. Deployment of the week This week, we recognise two amazing projects as deployments of the week. MediaCenter creates awareness about distasters in […]

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Nairobi: Announcing The MacArthur Award to Ushahidi

On behalf of Ushahidi’s board of directors, team and community; I am delighted to announce that Ushahidi is a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Award for¬† Creative and Effective Institutions. This award comes at an apropos time as we celebrate our 5 year anniversary. It is a nod to the work of the organization and […]

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Weekly: II Simulacro Nacional, Dev Call & Bushfire Connect

Mark your calendars, on Monday, October 22nd we’ll hold our next Community Developer call to dig deeper into details about the Ushahidi version 3 release. The weekly is full of Usahhidi news from ICCM, RHOK, Colombia Simulation mappers, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and more. Community news: EQNZ up for award Congratulations to the EQNZ team […]

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Weekly: Upgrade Day, Humanitarian Hack Box

Upgrading to 2.5, the latest Ushcast, the Humanitarian Hack Box and a Deployment of the Week from Romania are in this report. Upgrade Day 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 […]

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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: Election Mapping and Roadmap Feedback

Elections, Software Roadmap Feedback and more in the Ushahidi weekly: This is a big election year around the world. Our community is gearing up in their mapping adventures. And, the Ushahidi team is participating in the Personal Democracy Forum (NYC) and a Free Election Hackathon (UK). Our weekly report also includes requests for more feedback […]

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Ushahidi Wins Global Adaptation Index Prize

Ushahidi was honored to receive the 2012 Global Adaptation Index¬† (GAIN) Prize for our work developing and democratizing digital tools for crowdsourcing and visualization information. Our community has created fantastic maps such as energyshortage.org, thaifloods.com, and costofchicken.crowdmap.com, to map energy flows, flooding, and food price fluctuation. The problems created by climate change can surface in […]

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Weekly: Launches, map layers, RHOK & coding

We have a few community launches to share this week, plus code changes and preparing for RHOK. Anyone can update the Ushahidi weekly. All you need is a wiki account. Let us know what you are working on or need help with. Here’s our update: Community updates: The next Community Developer call is May 28 […]

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