(Guest post by Taha Kass-Hout and Hend Alhinnawi from Humanitarian Tracker, which is a non-profit global forum that connects and empowers citizens using innovation in technology to support humanitairan causes. Taha serves as Founder and CEO, and Hend the Co-Founder and COO of Humanitarian Tracker) Humanitarian Tracker (HT), a volunteer-based non-profit organization, has been crowdsourcing information from Syria over the past […]
(Guest post by Dirk Slater, cross-posted from Fabriders blog. ) Grateful thanks to Heather Leson (@HeatherLeson) and Maya Ganesh (@mayameme) from Tactical Tech for their valuable insights and input into this blog post. I’m working with Eurasian Harm Reduction Network on a project addressing police violence against women who use drugs in Eastern Europe. The overall goal of […]
Ushahidi is growing. And Ushahidi is making some changes. We’ve been talking a lot lately about how we’re growing and how to better serve our base: you. Since the very beginning we’ve relied on all the great work that you do. How?
At Ushahidi, we believe that engaging and partnering with our community is essential to establishing an environment of mutual trust and respect. We enjoy working in tandem with you to design, develop and deploy our tools. Like Erik once said in this past blog post, our community is what makes the Ushahidi boat move, sink or […]
Its been a couple of months since our last code update on 2.x. As you all know, we are just maintaining this version of the platform, in preparation for the new version of Ushahidi, dubbed v3, which is currently in Alpha. This means that we aren’t actively building in new features, but only doing bug […]
Deployment of the week This week, we recognise the efforts of the team at Raccontalo alla Provincia pavese, mobilising citizens to voice out problems within their environment in the Province of Pavia in Italy.
Slayer aka Kuo-Yu Chuang is a founder of GeoThings, the chair of the OGC Open Geo SMS Standard Working Group, and is also from Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). He is also an Ushahidi trusted developer and long standing member of the Ushahidi community. Slayer made an ignite talk at the 5th Annual Crisis mapper’s conference(ICCM), held in Nairobi […]
Happy 2014 from the Ushahidi team. We’re back from the holidays, and hope that all of you had a good break.
Christmas is here early :)! Today, we roll out an alpha release of Ushahidi v3. We know that most of you were expecting a Beta release this month, but we haven’t quite gotten there just yet. No need for sadness though, we’ve made substantial progress over the past month, and have lots of cool stuff […]
Deployment(s) of the Week This week, we recognise three outstanding projects as deployments of the week.