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3Vs Crowdsourcing Framework for Elections launched

[Guest post cross-posted from Ihub Research. About the author: Angela Crandall studies the uptake and increasing utility of ICTs in East Africa from a user’s perspective.

Weekly: Ushahidi 2.7.1 Testing, Khartoum Floods

Bugs Fixes, not the mosquito kind, are on our mind. Team Ninja has been hacking away to do a major bug fix for Ushahidi platform. We need your help to test before the next release. Also in the weekly, some upcoming events from ihub Research and the International Conference of Crisismappers plus a Deployment of the Week from Sudan.

Ushine from the Data Science Fellows

Ushine is a tool created by the Data Science for Social Good Fellows. Nathan Leiby, Kayla Jacobs, Kwang-Sun Jim and Elena Evena joined Emmanuel Kala, our community and network to dive into data cleaning and data analysis to assist Ushahidians and others on their data missions. The created tool is possible to use with Ushahidi or, with some code mashing, other software.

Weekly: SMSSync Release, Data Fellows

Happy Week! We have feature updates, a community asks for data tool testing and two Hangouts – one virtual and one in Seattle.

Weekly: Monitoring Budgets, Researchers Wanted

Happy week! There are updates for both SMSSync and ios – get your mobile fix! We also are happy to share Crowdmap API updates and another sneak peak at the UI for Ushahidi 3.0. And, we want to recognize some map projects from Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Sudan.

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.

m4d: The fun is over. Time to get tough?

I’m all for discussion and debate, and I’ve taken part in my fair share over the past eleven years. But I’m now beginning to wonder if, after all this time, everything we could have said has been said. The fact we’re still talking about the same handful of challenges and issues implies that very little, if anything, has changed where it matters – on the ground.

Launching with Social Coding 4 Good @OSCON

We are proud to announce that Ushahidi has begun a partnership with Social Coding 4 Good to build our developer community. Ushahidi is getting many unusual suspects interested in using open source software. We have the opposite issue of most open source organizations.

Time to think message and motivation

Few companies succeed if they don’t take the time to understand their users. Fewer non-profit ventures succeed if they don’t either.

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?

Weekly: Mapping Syria, Data Help wanted, and 3.0 peak

Happy Week! We’ve got three great community meetups coming including Mapping Syria Discussion. Our Deployment of the Week seeks to eliminate waste and increasing sharing. Also, we’ve got a sneak peak at 3.0.

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.

2014 Knight-Mozilla Fellowship Opportunity

Developers, Technologists, Data Crunchers, this is a great opportunity for you to join a cadre of doers. In partnership with The Knight Foundation and Mozilla, Ushahidi is excited to be one of the news partners for the 2014 Fellowship.

Weekly: Umati & BRCK Videos, Crowdmap in Action

What a Week! The whole team wants to fall over with all the product delivery. In this week’s report, more about BRCK and Crowdmap Public Beta. Plus, we’ve got a Deployment of the Week from Pakistan and a google hangout all about monitoring Dangerous Speech with the Umati Research.

Crowdmap Public Beta: Get a Demo and learn more

Post seamlessly with no friction. We’ve got a demo and some more ‘Under the hood’ and ‘next steps’ for Crowdmap. Here’s a recording of our Crowdmap Public Beta Demo and Chat.
Brian Herbert and Evan Sims join us to give a demo, talk about Crowdmap and answer your questions.

Ushahidi version 2.7 – Bamako

It’s that time again when the Ushahidi ninjas package what they have been working on – 2.7 version of the platform. This release is dubbed Bamako!! It is quite a huge one with many changes including some security fixes. (We name all our software releases after cities in Africa.)

Weekly: Crowdmap Teaser, Omidyar Report on Entrepreneurship in Africa

In the weekly, we’ve got Crowdmap teasers, a water stewardship Deployment of the Week and are featuring the Omidyar Report on Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Africa.

Weekly: Philippines map, 2.7 release & Mobile Updates

We’ve got Code Release updates, code to test, digital security tips from Mexico and a request to vote for Webbies in this Week’s Ushahidi Community Report.
Deployment of the Week
Congratulations to our deployment of the week from the Philippines. The upcoming mid-term elections are on May 13, 2013.

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