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Where in the World

Ushahidians often say that there are map projects in 156 countries/places. Where in the world by country or place has there been a map? We thought we share some quick stats for you:

Weekly: Urban Planning, Disaster Preparedness and Ushahidi at OSCON !

From increasing transparency of urban planning projects in Prague, to creating awareness on disaster preparedness in Indonesia and Geeking out at OSCON(among others), here’s your weekly fix of all things Ushahidi and community.

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).

Big Data, Small Data, and You

In a new post at TechPresident, Jeffrey Warren of Public Lab makes a full-throated argument for the need to look at the current data revolution in a new way. I encourage you to read his piece in full, but here is (as far as I see it) the gist.

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.

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.

Weekly: Iran Voices, Data Ethics & Crowdmap Topics

In the weekly: We’ve got upcoming events for Ushahidi Developers and Crowdmap users. Data is on our mind, so tune into our Data Ethics in Research conversation. And, we’ve got Topic of the Week for new Crowdmap and our Deployment of the Week from Iran.

Fail Smart: 8 Points for Pilot Planning

[Ed. Note: This guest post by Alix Dunn, engine room, is very much in line with suggestions in the Ushahidi Toolkits. About Alix: Alix Dunn has a background in research about and training in the use of technology and media for social change.

Series: How to fight corruption with online tools (Morocco)

[This blog series will focus on anti-corruption and transparency mapping. We’ll post about best practices and feature some of the strategies to connect policy and action with online savvy. Resources and Research will live on the: Wiki pages dedicated to Anti-Corruption and Transparency. Today's post is from Tarik Nesh-Nesh, Transparency International Morocco.

Subscribe: Kenyan Dangerous Speech Monitoring Public Report

The Umati project, run by iHub Research & Ushahidi – seeks to identify and understand the use of dangerous speech in the Kenyan online space, in order to find and use non-government ways to reduce its effects of violence on the ground. To this end, we have created NipeUkweli – an outreach effort to debunk inciteful myths and reduce the possible effects of dangerous speech.

When your community changes you….

Uchaguzi is You! is our mantra. We are always on and always in edit mode. We are managed in a team driven engine that is decidedly non-linear. Everyone works with integrity and takes our Code of Collaboration to heart.

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