What I’ve learned about mapping violence

(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 […]

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Crowdmap & Ushahidi as a Museum

We are in the business of big data. Our products transform a deluge of information across the world and make them meaningful to communities around the world. We design systems and tools that curate information that we hope to make impactful to people in terms of crisis.

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Weekly: Typhoon Yolanda Relief, Hackathons and Software releases

Deployment of the week This week, we recognise the efforts of the team at Volontaires internationaux en soutien aux opérations virtuelles (VISOV), who are crowdsourcing images of destruction and aid deployment in the wake of the Typhoon Yolanda in Philippines. This deployment, much like all other efforts being ran out there, will go a long […]

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Here Be Dragons: Looking back on Crowdmap at Mozfest

Angie and I got an opportunity to be a part of this year’s Mozilla Festival, joining hundreds of web makers from across the globe as they came together to teach and learn from each other. How did Crowdmap fit into the unconference’s theme for 2013? There were 10 different festival tracks this year, revolving around […]

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Crowdmap at Mozilla Festival 2013

Just a reminder — Crowdmap is heading to the 2013 Mozilla Festival! Join Evan Sims and Angela Oduor in London this Friday, October 25th through the 27th as we hack APIs, chat about the future of crowdsourcing and mapping, demonstrate some new prototypes, and much more. We can’t wait to see where the innovative spirit […]

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Ushahidi via USSD

The mobile phone has been at the core of Ushahidi’s strategy when building tools for citizen engagement. Its ubiquitous nature makes it the easiest tool to use and ensure that a vast majority of citizens can actively participate. We’ve seen this to be the case in many past Ushahidi deployments, such as Uchaguzi( deployment to […]

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Shipping It: A 2013 Ushahidi Update

2013 has proved to be a big one for us at Ushahidi. Coming from a 2012 where a lot was done, but where we all felt we weren’t shipping enough product, the acceleration has proved to be refreshing. At this year’s meeting we made a commitment to organize better towards this, and the fruits have […]

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Weekly: FoodSync, Tech for emergencies, and Plugins!

Deployment of the week We applaud the efforts of Foodsync.org, utilizing the power of technology to reduce waste and connect surplus food to the hungry by mapping out food donations from participating vendors and delivery of these donations to organizations in the US. Tech Tools for Emergencies The recent terrorist attacks in Nairobi shook all of us […]

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