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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?

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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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Our community dives into v3.0

A week into announcing our developer release of Ushahidi v3, the .ke based team set out to introduce the local dev community to the platform, and get them involved in development at an early stage. We took an unconference style approach to this meetup, trying to get the audience to decide what they would like […]

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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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Weekly: Reevo Maps, Micromappers and Cameroon Election Help!

Deployment of the week This week, we recognise the efforts of the Reevo team to build a virtual platform that reflects diverse and multiple alternative education initiatives worldwide. Cameroon Elections Help? We recently highlighted the work one of our community members, Jean Brice is doing around the Cameroon Elections, slated for September 30th, 2013. It’s now […]

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Weekly: Compassion Games, Crisis maps in Athens, and Releases!

Deployment of the Week This week, we recognise two deployments for their outstanding work and efforts. Crisis scape embark on a mission to trace and research cases of migrant attacks in Athens. We could all use more compassion and humility. Jon Ramer and the Compassion Games Team have been learning, planning and mapping to launch […]

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Weekly: YoSoyRed, SXSW Panel Voting

Happy Week! Maps connect us to stories and data. Our Deployments of the Week aim to give voice to the dispossessed. Deployments of the Week Ushahidi roots are in citizen voices. We recognize Porlosquefaltanenmexico and Desaparicionesas our Deployments of the Week. Together they are part of the #YoSoyRed movement – an Intelligence Collective. We’ve heard […]

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Ushine from the Data Science Fellows

Ushine is a tool created by the Data Science for Social Good Fellows. Nathan Leiby, Kayla Jacobs, Kwang-Sun Jim and Elena Evena joined Emmanuel Kala, our community and network to dive into data cleaning and data analysis to assist Ushahidians and others on their data missions. The created tool is possible to use with Ushahidi […]

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Weekly: SMSSync Release, Data Fellows

Happy Week! We have feature updates, a community asks for data tool testing and two Hangouts – one virtual and one in Seattle. Into the Code Crowdmap It’s now easier to embed content on Crowdmap on your own website! Services that support oEmbed will now automatically grab embed details for any URL on Crowdmap. We […]

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