At 11:59 on March 31 East Africa Time, a brain virus started to spread through the African continent. The media is referring to it as Zombiegeddon or Operation Z. SwiftRiver and Ushahidi have begun tracking reports of incident from around the world. Report zombie sightings to us at:

@zombiemap on twitter
+447624802534 on your Mobile Phone

http://swift.ushahidi.com/zombie/
http://www.zombiereports.com/
follow #zombiereports or #operationz

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Last week we released our realtime news filter and analytic tool, SwiftRiver. Even though it’s an alpha, it’s already seen a healthy number of downloads from people curious about what we’ve been working on. However, one thing you’ll notice if you download it, is that while there’s some instruction for installation, there’s nothing about features and functionality. So to cover what SwiftRiver Rumba can do, we’ve created the short Getting Started video below:

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Sabina Carleson recently joined Ushahidi’s Jaroslav Valuch in Port-au-Prince to support the transition of Ushahidi-Haiti to Haitian hands. Sabina is a senior at Tufts University majoring in Community Health. She has worked in Southern Sudan and three years ago co-founded RESPE, a community-led research and development project in rural northern Haiti under the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL).

I landed on the tarmac in Port au Prince a week ago today. …

In a past life, before developing software, I was a musician. The two have a lot in common actually: recursive pattern, rhythm, syntax, meter. I suppose most developers don’t think of code this way, but I do. It needs to look as good to humans as it does to machines. When I took over development of Swiftriver and I was looking for a theme to weave through all of our releases, it was natural …

A guest post from the team running Ushahidi’s Situation Room at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

Congratulations to everyone involved with Ushahidi-Chile at SIPA for receiving a $10,000 grant from the Mozilla foundation! Our project aligned perfectly with Mozilla Foundation’s mission to promote openness, innovation and participation on the Internet. The work of crisis mapping is more than innovative as it directly affects the