Two days ago (May 7th to be exact) was a historic day for Ushahidi.
It was the first time that the core founding team that is myself, Erik, Juliana and David, had met together in person – can you believe it?!
It is a bit ironic that it happened in Silicon Valley…I hope that portends well for our future.
There was lots of catching up, scheming, planning and reflection. And it felt good.
Yep, we had been building an organization and a platform – virtually via skype, chat, email, twitter across States and continents for over a year without ever having a single sitdown to chart our path.
If I might say so myself, that’s a remarkable piece of Ushahidi trivia :-)
I think it just goes to show what as it the heart of the Ushahidi community – a sense of partnership, trust, commitment, and some uber-selfstarters (hehehe).
We have resolved to do this more often.