For a non-techie at a techie meeting, the acronyms can be confusing, people introduce themselves and the last word is “am a Java or PHP developer”. I have heard the acronyms but I don’t know much beyond the fact that they are programing languages.

It is interesting being part of developers because you get to learn the language too and tell the difference. For some of us who thought programming is one straight line; you …

“Leveraging mobile platforms, computational linguistics, geospatial technologies, and visual analytics to power effective early warning for rapid response to complex humanitarian emergencies.”

Patrick Meier, along with Jen Ziemke, has put together the first CrisisMapping Conference, which will run this October 16-18, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Of course, here at Ushahidi we’re so deep into this space that we’re planning on having David, Juliana and Brian be there. AndChris Blow, who …

I’ve been developing web apps for a few years, as have most of the others on the Ushahidi team. I’ve started a series on my own blog about the three areas that we’re never good enough at: speed, stability and simplicity. All three are a constant pressure that sits on every one of our development cycles, and for which we dedicate a great deal of energy. All three are about user interaction with the application, …

Ushahidi is delighted to announce a collaboration with AIDSPortal in the UK, and KANCO – Kenya AIDS NGO Consortium in Kenya to map the availability of HIV, AIDS, and TB services in Kenya. This collaboration is supported by Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google. The Geo-Challenge grant awarded will make this endeavor possible. We are looking forward to making this mapping a tool that will be useful to KANCO and NGOs working …