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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Security Tips in Emergencies

(Guest post, cross posted from Citizen Lab blog. The Author,Jennie Phillips is a PhD student working with the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the development of crisis resilience with high-risk civil society groups promoting human rights freedoms online in a virtual, networked setting. With an MA in Education Technology, […]

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Weekly: Citizen Action in Philippines, OSCON / Portland Meetup

From Citizen Action in the Philippines to Data experiments to Translation help and Open Source Events, we’ve got an action mapped weekly. Deployment of the Week Citizen Action in the Philippines are the Deployment of the Week. CANA is all about building citizen action: More Deployments of the Week. Also see this work about Mapping […]

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Cameras as Evidence: What does it mean for Ushahidians?

Deep in the mountains of Italy, Centro d’Ompio, we sat in a circle brainstorming Cameras as Evidence. What would it take to collect a good and actionable citizen report using photos or video? Lead by Chris Michael of Witness, we discussed and brainstormed. The Witness team and some of the participants have amazing experience in […]

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Weekly: Build Harassmap, Kicking it with global translations

We live and map in a world of possibilities. With it comes a lot of responsibility, but huge potential to connect. Previously, I’ve written a bit about the “unusual suspects” and potential of global doers. I’m flush back from Info Activism Camp hosted by Tactical Tech Collective. Each time I attend a global event, I […]

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Series: Monitoring Corruption in Macedonia

Metodi Zajkov and his Transparency Watch map project team have been great advocates and leaders of using maps as part of the larger mission of the Advocacy and Legal Advice Center at Transparency International – Macedonia. Learn more about his project: Metodi previously wrote this blog post about verification for their previous Deployment of the […]

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Weekly: Developer Survey, Map Demos and Small Asks

We’re on a community mission to make it easier to get involved with some small asks and developer survey. In this weekly, we also have flood maps and a Crowdmap demo. Deployment of the Week Flood News bears the bad news of global floods. It is daunting to see so many lives affected by rising […]

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Weekly: Iran Voices, Data Ethics & Crowdmap Topics

In the weekly: We’ve got upcoming events for Ushahidi Developers and Crowdmap users. Data is on our mind, so tune into our Data Ethics in Research conversation. And, we’ve got Topic of the Week for new Crowdmap and our Deployment of the Week from Iran. ***** I’ve been riveted by all the events in Turkey. […]

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HarassMap: Help Reach the Tipping Point

There is nothing more empowering than enacting the change that you wish to see; and along the way, battling the stereotypes and the social stigma that sexual harassment brings. This is what HarassMap continues to do, as Egypt’s first independent initiative to directly address sexual harassment; seeking change in the Egyptian society at an ambitious […]

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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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