3 for Design, Business and External Projects

Every once in a while I get to write a blog post smiling the whole time. This is one of them, because I’m updating our community on the addition of three incredibly talented individuals to the Ushahidi core team. Since last year we’ve worked on more external projects. In order to keep some sanity within […]

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Say Hello to Evan Sims

Today we are introducing you to the latest person to join the Ushahidi team. Evan Sims (@evansims) comes to us as a Senior Developer, helping to improve scalability, performance and reliability of our Crowdmap service. We are super excited to see what he can do with the platform! Evan brings a unique element to the […]

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Ushahidi Strategy Meeting 2011

Yesterday Ushahidi won the Kenya ICT Award for “Social Equity and Poverty Reduction“, which we’re extremely grateful for. None of us were able to attend the conference in Kenya due to the whole team being at our big annual meeting. The Ushahidi core team works from 7 different timezones ranging from Kampala to Louisville, soon […]

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What They Use – Brian Herbert

What do we use at work? This series of posts interviews the Ushahidi staff about their methods of working and the tools they use. A profile of a different employee will be posted twice a week until we make our way through most or all of the staff! “Our community really gives us strength and […]

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Highlighting 2010′s Extraordinary Volunteers

Ushahidi creates open source platforms, which means that we rely heavily upon the community of practitioners, coders and fans in order to make things work. There have been a couple times this year where volunteers not only stepped up, but they took over and excelled in the management and success of the Ushahidi platform deployment. […]

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Emmanuel Kala: A True Byte Bandit Joins Ushahidi

Emmanuel Kala (@ByteBandit) joins the Ushahidi team today! He’s been an important part of the Ushahidi volunteer dev community for a long time, and he’s a well respected coder in his own right here in Nairobi. He’s worked on some of the offline mapping work we’ve been working on, especially with our friends over at […]

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Welcoming Limo and Linda

One of the great joys of being a part of Ushahidi is the calibre of the people that you work with. We run a small and tight ship, so we have to be very particular about who joins us full time. Thus far we’ve been overly fortunate in the quality of individuals who are here. […]

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