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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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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Testing 2.7 (New Release)

We need your help testing for v2.7b of the platform. There are two ways to test: Download and Test the install We have tagged a 2.7b branch in github as the “beta release”. You can download this code and test it from the 2.7b github branch. Use our Test Ushahidi site You can use the […]

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Weekly: Uchaguzi Hangout, Code of Conduct & Testing 2.7

Happy Week! We are a mission to share best practices and co-create a Code of Conduct. Plus, we have two Deployments of the Week from Venezuela. The biggest Ushahidi news this week is that we are in TEST MODE for 2.7. After months of bug fixes and many long nights/days, the developer team has crushed […]

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Uchaguzi Merging Local and Digital

Two weeks until the Kenyan election. Some of our team and community are living and breathing Uchaguzi – 24 x 7. Planning and training: We have two types of teams you can join: Community Working Groups and Uchaguzi Digital Teams. Nairobi-based folks are invited to attend in person training this week. We will be hosting […]

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UMATI- Monitoring Dangerous Speech Online

This is a blogpost by Angela Crandall, one of the Research Leads at iHub Research, Nairobi.  While most projects related to hate speech have been looking at mainstream media, we are aware of the influence—positive and negative—that New Media such as the blogosphere and online forums had on the 2007 Post Election Violence in Kenya. […]

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Localization and Translation with Transifex

Catalan is the first new full addition to Transifex – our new localization/translation home. We’ve blogged previously about our efforts to localize Ushahidi. Finally, we are pleased to launch Transifex as the platform to equip translators and developers with their Ushahidi language/localization needs. (Ushahidi previously used Tafsiri (in-house tool) and Github Translations.) We were happily […]

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SMS and Liberia: a love story

Guest post by John Etherton, Ushahidi Liberia’s lead tech consultant. John lived in Liberia for three years starting in 2008; during that time he worked with Georgia Tech, the Clinton Foundation, Crisis Management International and USAID.  John is now based in Denver, USA and is the Managing Partner of Etherton Technologies, a consulting firm focused on […]

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Load Testing on Ushahidi Platform 2.1

We performed load testing on two different setups of the latest version of the Ushahidi Platform to see if there was a relatively easy win for greatly improving the scalability of an Ushahidi deployment. We used loadimpact.com, who donated three months of their premium service to us for testing. In a nutshell, load testing is […]

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