Ushahidi Meetup 09 A from Ushahidi on Vimeo.

Today is a big day for a number of reasons, one of those reasons is that we’re putting on our first big Ushahidi Usergroup Meeting in Nairobi at Strathmore University (we’re tagging it #UshMeet). It’s a full day of sessions, roundtables and talks by the users of Ushahidi, mixed in with the development community and Ushahidi core team.

Standby for a slew of blog posts, images and video.

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to make this event possible. I’ll be adding their names/links here as the day goes on.

The Programme

10:00 am: Welcome and ground rules, goals and expectations, introductions 10:30 am: Morning plenary – Presentations of Ushahidi Implementations

* Peace Heroes/ KANCO (Kenya Aids NGOs Consortium)
* Urban Mirror – Vincenzo Carvalho
* – Ken Kasina

11:15 am: First set of breakout sessions for testers

* Feedback Sessions – Rebecca and Juliana
* Round-table on implementation, challenges, tips and knowledge sharing

12:30 pm: Break
1:30 pm: – Speed Geeks and Application Demos

* Demo of the Ushahidi core platform – Erik Hersman (preview of ‘Mogadishu’ release
* FrontlineSMS – Emmanuel Kala
* Demo of Java application – Steve Mutinda & Jessica Colaco
* OpenStreetMap and MapKibera – Mikel Maron
* Demo of Android application – Josiah Mugambi
* Demo of Iphone app – Wilfred Mworia

2:45 pm: Break (15 minutes)
3:00 pm: Open discussion on the tools, possible implementations, considerations and recommendations

* Design (Kwame Nyongo)
* Mobile Strategy – Jessica Colaco & Marten Schoonman
* Internet Marketing – Joshua Wanyama
* Linking up with Advocacy organizations & media (Off-line Strategy)

4:30 pm: Wrap-up/closing plenary