Research

Going Mobile: Information Sharing and the Changing Face of Digital Data Collection

(Cross posted from the The Journal of ERW and Mine Action. The writer, Edward Lajoie is the assistant project manager and research specialist at the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR) at James Madison University (JMU).

Weekly: Citizen Action in Philippines, OSCON / Portland Meetup

From Citizen Action in the Philippines to Data experiments to Translation help and Open Source Events, we’ve got an action mapped weekly.
Deployment of the Week
Citizen Action in the Philippines are the Deployment of the Week. CANA is all about building citizen action:

Mapping Syria

Humbled and challenged. Lauren Wolfe of Women Under Siege and Souraya (pseudonym) of Syria Tracker joined Chris and I to share stories and lessons learned about Mapping Syria.

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.

Uchaguzi Monitoring And Evaluation Final Report Released

[Guest post by Rhoda Omenya, iHub Research. Rhoda lead the Uchaguzi Monitoring and Evaluation project. Cross-posted from the ihub blog.]

Information wants to be complex

Questions lead to answers that lead to more questions. Tactical Tech Info Activism Camp has a number of tracks: Documentation, Investigation, Curation, and Beautiful Troublemakers. I joined the “microscopes are us” evidence team aka Documentation.

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.

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