As I reflect back on the Ushahidi’s first 6 years, I realize that they have been an education in many ways, but possibly the most important lesson is that it is important to do what is hard. To work on things that are more big and difficult than what most people are willing to attempt. […]
Last Friday we introduced the first set of new employees, joining us to help with. So many new an awesome folks we had to break it out into two separate announcements. But we’re excited to introduce everyone and get the full list up on our official team page.
Many of our posts over the last month have centered around stepping back and refocusing on who we are, where we are, and where we want to be. It’s the continued insight and vision that follows our annual retreat, that time each year — this year in early February — where our global team has […]
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 […]
As I reflect on the amazing team retreat the Ushahidi team had last week, I’m inspired and thankful that we have come this far.
We believe our place is at the bleeding edge of the fight for social good. Everyone at Ushahidi comes to work here because we know that every day people around the world use the tools we build to improve the lives of millions. In other words, in the fight for a better world, we aren’t […]
We’re very excited to announce that BRCK is spinning out as a company of its own, as was the plan from the beginning of the year. It’s interesting how Ushahidi has incubated or catalyze a number of things over the last 5 years, from the iHub and BRCK, to helping start CrisisMappers. A pattern that […]
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 […]
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 […]
As we mentioned yesterday, it’s been a bit of a crazy few days in Nairobi. The full Ushahidi team met yesterday (many virtually, of course), and we talked about many issues surrounding the Westgate siege and our own tools. This lead us to then think through our skills and tools, and where we could be […]