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Zenzeleni: Do-it-yourself telecoms networks in rural South Africa

26 January 2017
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Masibulele Jay Siya told us the story of Mankosi, a village that came tog

Mapping Community Resilience in Indonesia {Video}

By Shadrock Roberts, Resilience Network Initiative Director
Today we’re excited to release this video that highlights Ushahidi’s work in Indonesia and how we’re finding resilience in unexpected places; using the convening power of open data to connect citizens to city government; and how we are part of a movement to nurture local tech ecosystems.

Announcing an Ushahidi v3.0 Testing Release + Co-Testing Week!

We’ve got some exciting news to share with you all. After months and weeks of tireless efforts by our team and community members, today’s release is the FINAL beta.
We’re rolling out an Ushahidi v3.0 Testing release, gearing towards a full launch set for August 19th, 2015! WOOP! WOOP!

Of Ushahidi Training Days: Milan Recap

Ushahidi’s tools are only as effective as the individuals and organizations that put them to work changing the way information flows to achieve their own goals.

Ushahidi v3.0.0-beta.21 is here!!!!

Progress continues on the v3 development front. Today, we’re rolling out an epic release of v3. Ushahidi v3.0.0-beta.21 is out!
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Announcing Ushahidi v3.0.0-beta.17 release!

It’s been a couple of weeks since we last saw an Ushahidi Release. But, there’s been a lot happening in the background leading up to today:

Announcing the Release of SMSsync v2.8.0

After several pre-releases of SMSsync, we’re happy to announce the release of SMSsync v2.8.0 on the Google Playstore.
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Status Update regarding Ushahidi Deployments for Nepal

As online volunteers mobilize and international aid begins to flow in response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal, we have been reviewing known deployments of our software in the country. As an organization, Ushahidi is not currently managing a deployment of our software and we have no plans to do this.

Connecting Digital Networks to strengthen electoral processes: A NEW SIGN OF HOPE

Guest post by Oludotun Babayemi. He is the Co-Founder of Connected Development [CODE]. He spends most time using data to tell stories of marginalized communities while building capacity of CSOs, media & government ministries, department and agencies on the importance of open data and how to effectively use data for maximum impact. He tweets via @dotunbabayemi

What We Learned From V3 Testing, and How We’ve Responded

As Sharon outlined in her great post last week, we have completed our first round of user testing on Ushahidi V3. We tested key interactions on pages from the Pattern Library with users of varying levels of Ushahidi experience.

Global Competitions that Change the World

Two weeks ago our team gathered in Austin, Texas for the annual SXSW conference. A few of us were speaking, a few of us live there, and a few of us came for a Ushahidi design team hit team meeting. Altogether we had nine team members in Austin at different times throughout the week.

Violence Early Warning System for Nigerian Elections, 2015

The Nigerian elections are happening this weekend and over the coming week and Ushahidi has been working with the Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN), and developers Dan Woods and Quinn Lee to create an early warning dashboard for violence in the run up, during and immediately after the elections.

How Ushahidi helped OpenROV build a digital field journal

We blogged about OpenExplorer in November last year, describing how we used it to track our Nile adventure. We thought it would be interesting to go into more detail about what exactly this tool is and how our Solutions Team was engaged to build it.

Harassmap’s Research “Effectiveness of Crowdsourced Data.”

Guest blog post by Amel Fahmy, Co-Founder of Harassmap, Principle Investigator of “Towards a Safer City. Sexual Harassment in Greater Cairo: Effectiveness of Crowdsourced Data.”

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