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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.

Ushahidi 3.0 Development Release

If you’ve been following Ushahidi 3.0, you know we’ve been working on it for a while, and might have noticed that we’ve been fairly quiet about it lately. That’s because the V3 team has been heads down these past few months working on getting it built and out to our community. It’s finally time to show off some of what we’ve done.

Here Be Dragons: Looking back on Crowdmap at Mozfest

Angie and I got an opportunity to be a part of this year’s Mozilla Festival, joining hundreds of web makers from across the globe as they came together to teach and learn from each other.

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.

Ushahidi via USSD

The mobile phone has been at the core of Ushahidi’s strategy when building tools for citizen engagement. Its ubiquitous nature makes it the easiest tool to use and ensure that a vast majority of citizens can actively participate.

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.

2 Tech Tools for Emergencies from our Westgate Experience: Ping and Blood Donation

As we mentioned yesterday, it’s been a bit of a crazy few days in Nairobi. The full Ushahidi team met yesterday (many virtually, of course), and we talked about many issues surrounding the Westgate siege and our own tools. This lead us to then think through our skills and tools, and where we could be useful. Two thoughts came immediately to mind:

Ushahidi version 2.7.1 – Bamako (Bug Fix Release)

Over the past few months, a number of you have had several issues with database prefixes after installation, CSV upload issues and a few other bugs. After a few weeks of testing and clean up, we have been shown the green light to release 2.7.1. This is a bug fix release meaning it has seen most of the critical bugs reported on 2.7 fixed and merged in.

New Crowdmap coming May 6th

We’ve got some exciting news for our community: the public beta launch of our new Crowdmap product is now just two weeks away!
 
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