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Status Update regarding Ushahidi Deployments for Nepal

As online volunteers mobilize and international aid begins to flow in response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal, we have been reviewing known deployments of our software in the country. As an organization, Ushahidi is not currently managing a deployment of our software and we have no plans to do this.

Supporting Online Volunteer Response to the Nepal Earthquake

By Shadrock Roberts, Director, Resilience Network Initiative

Connecting Digital Networks to strengthen electoral processes: A NEW SIGN OF HOPE

Guest post by Oludotun Babayemi. He is the Co-Founder of Connected Development [CODE]. He spends most time using data to tell stories of marginalized communities while building capacity of CSOs, media & government ministries, department and agencies on the importance of open data and how to effectively use data for maximum impact. He tweets via @dotunbabayemi

Shout Out Series Issue #1: Rockefeller Foundation – You Rock

Shout Out Series Issue #1: Rockefeller Foundation – You Rock
By Nathaniel Manning, Managing Director of Business Strategy.
This is the first in a series we are calling “Shout Outs.” We want to thank all those who have truly supported us over the past years. Your help has meant the world.

V3 Release Update

As Sharon briefly mentioned in her previous post on the V3 user experience, it’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve pushed a new beta release.

What We Learned From V3 Testing, and How We’ve Responded

As Sharon outlined in her great post last week, we have completed our first round of user testing on Ushahidi V3. We tested key interactions on pages from the Pattern Library with users of varying levels of Ushahidi experience.

Ushahidi V3 User Experience Testing

It’s been a couple of weeks since our last v3 beta release, but there’s a whole lot of work that’s been happening in the background.
The V3 team has been working around the clock to ensure that we’re not only building a world class product, but a product that is user centered. The design and functionality need to be able to meet our users’ expectations.

Global Competitions that Change the World

Two weeks ago our team gathered in Austin, Texas for the annual SXSW conference. A few of us were speaking, a few of us live there, and a few of us came for a Ushahidi design team hit team meeting. Altogether we had nine team members in Austin at different times throughout the week.