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Ebola, Pop-Up Infrastructure and role of Tech in Crisis & Rebuild

The Ebola epidemic shook several countries in 2014, with international coverage being spotty early on, then escalating quickly as the disease spread. As of writing this post, the Ebola epidemic is still a major international issue.

Announcing Ushahidi Platform v3.0.0-beta.6 release!

Ushahidi Platform V3.0.0-beta.6 is out!
3.03-2
Take it out for a spin on our demo site, but keep in mind that this is not ready for production, but we continue to get closer.

Announcing our first Beta release of Ushahidi v3

It’s been a couple of months since we shared what progress we’ve been making on Ushahidi v3. Today, we’re rolling out a beta version of Ushahidi v3, v3.0.0-beta.1.

Our community dives into v3.0

A week into announcing our developer release of Ushahidi v3, the .ke based team set out to introduce the local dev community to the platform, and get them involved in development at an early stage.

Weekly: FoodSync, Tech for emergencies, and Plugins!

Deployment of the week
We applaud the efforts of Foodsync.org, utilizing the power of technology to reduce waste and connect surplus food to the hungry by mapping out food donations from participating vendors and delivery of these donations to organizations in the US.

Weekly: Reevo Maps, Micromappers and Cameroon Election Help!

Deployment of the week
This week, we recognise the efforts of the Reevo team to build a virtual platform that reflects diverse and multiple alternative education initiatives worldwide.

Weekly: YoSoyRed, SXSW Panel Voting

Happy Week! Maps connect us to stories and data. Our Deployments of the Week aim to give voice to the dispossessed.

Preparing for the Cameroon Elections / La préparation des élections au Cameroun

[Guest post by Jean Brice in English and French. He is preparing for the upcoming Cameroon Elections. Jean Brice previously joined the Uchaguzi Kenyan Elections team to learn how to do a full Ushahidi program]

(English to follow)

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.

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.

Transparency in Extractives Industry. A role for Tech?

On a single day in March last year, three countries — Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique announced discoveries of oil and gas (joining Uganda as possible oil and gas producers.) This was momentous, and according to this article in The East African, there are s

Weekly: Developer Survey, Map Demos and Small Asks

We’re on a community mission to make it easier to get involved with some small asks and developer survey. In this weekly, we also have flood maps and a Crowdmap demo.

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.

Forums live on the Wiki

The Ushahidi forums are no longer an orphan website. Hurray! Today we are excited to announce that the forums are now part of the wiki.

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