Weekly: Mapping in Pavia, Umati forums, Software testing and releases!

Deployment of the week
This week, we recognise the efforts of the team at Raccontalo alla Provincia pavese, mobilising citizens to voice out problems within their environment in the Province of Pavia in Italy.

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In the news

  • Our friends at FrontlineSMS just released a new version of their desktop software, with support for SMSSync. An overview of new features and updates to FrontlineSMS v2.3  can be found on this blog post announcement.
  • Christian Fuchs has released a new book called Social Media: A Critical Introduction. Showing the reader how to ask the right kinds of questions about social media, Christian Fuchs takes us on a journey across social media, delving deep into case studies on Google, Facebook, Twitter, WikiLeaks and Wikipedia.
  • Videos of talks from ICCM 2013 can be found on the Crisismappers youtube feed. Here’s one of a panel on Crisis Mapping for conflict management, featuring Helena Puig Larrauri.
  • Huge thanks to Global Giving for this graphic on social mapping and social change with Ushahidi

Social Mapping & Social Change #ushahidi #ict4d #tech4peace Tks @GlobalGiving pic.twitter.com/wDluP5uHaR
— TranConn (@TranConn) January 20, 2014


Into the code
Ushahidi v2.7.x
Our community test day(s)(23rd and 24th of January) are still ongoing. Here’s how you can help:-

v2.7.2 is set to be release on Tuesday, 28th January, 2014.
Remember to join us for the Ushahidi developer call the next day for updates on what to expect this year!!
Happy Week, folks!