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

Ushahidi Platform V3.0.0-beta.6 is out!
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.

Five New Jobs at Ushahidi!

This week we put five new positions up on the Ushahidi Jobs page. Exciting stuff happening in the Ushaverse. Let me kick off this post with a caveat. At Ushahidi, we don’t hire for specific skills and often purposefully keep our role definitions grey. At Ushahidi we hire for awesome.

Ushahidi for Services

I had the rare privilege of being tested for Ebola last week (short story: blood poisoning, near death, asked where my office was, said Kenya, drips, intensive care, recovering fine etc), and have been looking today at designs for upcoming V3 features to help improve service provision (monitoring poverty levels, rural water, electricity etc).

Inclusivity in ICT4D Initiatives

Cross-posted from the Making All Voices Count Blog. View the original article here.

Translators Power Ushahidi

Every new translation makes our tools more accessible to people across the globe, helping people get critical information they need. Our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of our volunteer translators for your contributions to translating our software into more than 40 languages in the last 5 years! Each word, string or phrase you have translated to date has gone a

8th Continent Conference Circuit: A post from our Open News Fellow

8th Continent Conference Circuit: A post from our Open News Fellow, Aurelia Moser

Podcast: How open-source tools map crisis data

(Note: This post is cross-posted from SciDev.Net who recorded this interview with Chris Albon, Director of Crisis.NET, an Ushahidi initiative.)