Conferences

Building Bridges Between Citizens and Governments

It is often stated that technology is not a panacea solution to any problem, especially problems in governance and citizen engagement. Here at Ushahidi we often say that technology is only 10% of the solution. The other 90% is about people and the partnerships they form.

Talking ICT4D

Back in 2009 I carried out something of an experiment. Me and Erik Hersman attended ICT4D in Doha. For both of us it was our first time at a ‘professional’ tech-for-development gathering.

Photo Highlights from UN Women and UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week

UNESCO and UN Women recently held their Mobile Learning Week conference in Paris. Located at the UNESCO headquarters, which is quite close to the Eiffel Tower, the event brought together around 1,000 participants from over 70 countries.

Hacking on Crisis Data: Our Open Source Day experience at GHC 2014

“The Mecca for Women in Tech” – That’s what Linda terms the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing to be. It probably is :). Linda, Chris, Brian and I had the honor of being able to attend this year’s celebration in Phoenix, Arizona.

OSCON 2014: Ignites, Expo, Ushahidi Platform V3, CrisisNET, BRCK

A few of us Ushahidians spent this past week at OSCON 2014 (Open Source Conference) in beautiful sunny (well, almost) Portland, OR and here is our report back to you on the festival of all things open source.

Weekly: Mapping in Pavia, Umati forums, Software testing and releases!

Deployment of the week
This week, we recognise the efforts of the team at Raccontalo alla Provincia pavese, mobilising citizens to voice out problems within their environment in the Province of Pavia in Italy.

Weekly: SardSOS, Galas, Mobilkartan, Jobs, and v3 Beta release!

Deployment(s) of the Week
This week, we recognise three outstanding projects as deployments of the week.
SardSOS : Emergenza Meteo Sardegna 2013 is a deployment set up to track effects of the deadly Cyclone Cleopatra and subsequent floods and help with emergency efforts.

Weekly: Eye on Amendments,3.0 Dev release and Crowdmap API Wrangling

Deployment of the Week
This week, we recognise the effort of the team at One De Olho Nas Emendas, who are engaging with citizens in Brasilia to track the effect of amendments of the district’s budget and highlight cases of corruption.

Weekly: Preserving Heritage in Indonesia, Data Ethics Hangouts

Deployment of the Week
This week, we acknowledge the efforts of the Pantau Pusaka Indonesia team towards providing a platform for citizens to share updates on preservation of endangered heritage.

Weekly: Urban Planning, Disaster Preparedness and Ushahidi at OSCON !

From increasing transparency of urban planning projects in Prague, to creating awareness on disaster preparedness in Indonesia and Geeking out at OSCON(among others), here’s your weekly fix of all things Ushahidi and community.

Weekly: Upcoming Events in San Fran, NYC

Happy Week! We have a number of upcoming community events both online and in person: SanFran, NYC and even a livestream from Stockholm!

15IACC: What is Corruption Mapping?

What is corruption mapping? In the past year, we have seen a rise of corruption tracking maps or maps that include tracking corruption as part of their project. A number of our Deployment of the Weeks have been corruption maps.

Weekly: Google Map fix, Community Dev Call

Happy Friday! In the weekly report, we have a google base map bug fix, two Deployments of the week, some community blog posts and a reminder about the upcoming Community Developer call:

Data Hugging, Feedback Loops and Open Data

At Ushahidi, we have interacted with various organizations around the world, and the key thing we remember from reaching out to some NGOs in Kenya is that we faced lots of resistance when we began in 2008, with organizations not willing to share data which was often in pdfs and not in machine readable format.

What’s new – Ushahidi Weekly

Ushahidi Weekly – 2
This weekly report is for the whole community and team to share what you are working on and what you need help with. Highlight your presentations, events, code and more. (The archive for weekly reports is on the wiki.)
Date: March 26 – April 3, 2012

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