Crowdmap & Ushahidi as a Museum

We are in the business of big data. Our products transform a deluge of information across the world and make them meaningful to communities around the world. We design systems and tools that curate information that we hope to make impactful to people in terms of crisis.

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Loving the Community’s Creativity

We have seen some incredible use cases of Ushahidi over the past five years, the majority of which we could never have dreamed of. Erik posted a blog post about how we choose to go wide instead of just deep by creating a tool that was purposefully a platform. We have been blown away by the […]

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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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The Global Innovation Competition!

So it begins! Today we launched the Global Innovation Competition! £65,000 to the winner. £35,000 each to the two runner-ups and seven £5,000 prizes. Hosted annually, this competition will tackle a different problem each year in the citizen to government feedback loop in order to improve government performance. It is unique through a crowdsourcing and peer […]

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SMSSync v2.5 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of SMSSync v2.5. This release includes several fixes to issues with previous versions. Here’s a breakdown of what’s new:

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We are Q

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 […]

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Data Is For Telling Stories

This image is the most important of my professional life. It depicts Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812, with the width of the line representing the size of his army and the two line colors marking the attack and retreat. It was created by Charles Joseph Minard using casualty data recorded during the campaign.

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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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