A BRCK Update – Jan 2014

It’s been a busy few months for the BRCK team, as now the company has spun outside of Ushahidi and is it’s own commercial entity. I’ve spent a lot of time since November talking to angel and seed investors, as we work to get the company going and try to ramp up more engineers on the team to accelerate the development […]

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Join the ICCM Pre-conference Training Day

The International Crisis Mappers Conference(ICCM) is almost here. The event, set to pull in Crisis Mappers from across the globe is slated to happen between November 18th and November 22nd in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more about the full ICCM conference here. You’re invited to a skill share pre-conference day at the iHub on 19th November, 2013. […]

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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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Redesigning Data with Ushahidi v3.0

(Post written by Jepchumba, Designer at Ushahidi and Founder of the African Digital Art Network) As a team, Ushahidi made the conscious decision to redirect its approach to building its core services and products. We collectively declared that design must be involved from the beginning to the end of every lifecycle of everything we launched. […]

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Uchaguzi Monitoring And Evaluation Final Report Released

[Guest post by Rhoda Omenya, iHub Research. Rhoda lead the Uchaguzi Monitoring and Evaluation project. Cross-posted from the ihub blog.] iHub Research conducted a 6-month assessment of the Kenya 2013 Uchaguzi deployment. Today, we release the final report detailing the process of deploying the ICT election-monitoring platform during the March 4th Kenya elections. An earlier […]

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The Everyday Peacemakers on our Streets

[This post originally appeared on the Respublica blog, a UK-based thinktank. Guest blog post by Catherine Dempsey, PhD candidate at King's College London, researching innovative uses of technology in community-led conflict prevention - @catherinedem] Our collective breath was taken away by the bravery of the women who guarded Lee Rigby’s body, the soldier murdered in […]

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Weekly: Crowdmap Embeds, Upgrade 2.7 Help

From press freedom in Kenya to wind turbines in Wales, we have your weekly Ushahidi fix on all the products and upcoming events. First off, we want to extend a huge thanks to our community of supporters for helping BRCK achieve the funding goal. We know this is just the first step in a long […]

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In your own words

Your map, your language. It is our mission to localize and translate Ushahidi with our community into your language of choice. We know that having a map in the local language increases accessibility and usage. Maps are story telling devices but better when in your own words. Translators without Borders facilitates the transfer of knowledge […]

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Weekly: Umati & BRCK Videos, Crowdmap in Action

What a Week! The whole team wants to fall over with all the product delivery. In this week’s report, more about BRCK and Crowdmap Public Beta. Plus, we’ve got a Deployment of the Week from Pakistan and a google hangout all about monitoring Dangerous Speech with the Umati Research. We’ve started to host more Google […]

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