Happy Week! We have a number of upcoming community events both online and in person: SanFran, NYC and even a livestream from Stockholm!

Deployment of the Week – The Love Map from Taiwan

While the Love Map has Heart and Cat Icons on the map, they are broaching serious social topics. The Love Map dives into communities taking care of each other and earthly creatures.


Environmental Mapping

Anna Hrybyk joined us to share the story of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade. The small non-profit has been active since 2000. They have built some environmental programming around using Ushahidi for citing water stewardship and pollution issues. Some of the biggest needs they have include funding to support their Rapid Response Teams for water testing and hyper local outreach. Their map, I Witness Pollution, is one of the longest running Ushahidi projects. More from Anna, including a BUCKET demo:

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 23, 2013 – Stockholm Internet Forum (live steam/ virtual)

Juliana is participating on a panel about Transforming international development through ICTs at the Stockholm Internet Forum on May 23rd (Tomorrow). It will be streamed at 11am CEST. You can also follow along using the #SIF13 hashtag.

Also, check out the event readings on Internet Privacy and Security..

THIS FRIDAY, May 24, 2013 – San Francisco Casual meetup

A few of the Ushahidi team will be in SF. Join us on Friday, May 24, 2013 for a casual meetup and chat. We’ll share details about the latest projects.

To join the SanFran Meetup

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 – BRCK Google Hangout: Dive into the Technology and Product Design (virtual)

Our Product Lead and Software/hardware Engineers for a chat about the BRCK. Learn about the next steps.

To participate, we’ll host this Hangout on Air
(Youtube and G+)

Upgrade Days – May 30 – 31, 2013

We posted about Upgrade Days earlier this week. Consider it an Upgrade matchmaking service - if you need help or can help!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 – NYC Casual Meetup

It has been a year since we last hosted an NYC meetup. I’ll be in town for Personal Democracy Forum.

To join the casual NYC Meetup


The Monthly Community Update was sent to our various mailing lists yesterday. Take a read about BRCK, Crowdmap and upcoming wiki changes.