The annual Ushahidi team retreat took in place in Miami over Easter weekend in April 2011. It was a powerful event with all the members of the Ushahidi core teams present (with the exception of the iHub) staying in one house, meeting with facilitators, recapping the events over the last year and planning events that could take place over the next 12 months.

The outcome was about …

[Guest blog post by the principal co-investigators of the Ushahidi Haiti Project evaluation]

With the release of the final evaluation report, the evaluation team would like to share a few additional thoughts on the importance of the Ushahidi Haiti Project (UHP) Activity. Information systems used by the humanitarian response community have rarely been evaluated.  The ten year evaluation in 2006 of Relief Web is a notable exception and prompted some of the Relief Web …

What do we use at work? This series of posts interviews the Ushahidi staff about their methods of working and the tools they use. The profile of a different employee will be posted twice a week until we make our way through most or all of the staff!

“Must. Finish. Dissertation.” – Heather Ford

What’s your day to day at Ushahidi like?

Argggh. Haven’t started yet. Must. Finish. Dissertation.

How did you get …

Yesterday Ushahidi won the Kenya ICT Award for “Social Equity and Poverty Reduction“, which we’re extremely grateful for. None of us were able to attend the conference in Kenya due to the whole team being at our big annual meeting.

The Ushahidi core team works from 7 different timezones ranging from Kampala to Louisville, soon expanding to places like Brazil and Korea. One weekend a year we’re able to get together, in-person, to …

[Cross-posted from CrisisMappers Blog and authored by Chrissy Martin, Product Manager at Digicel Haiti]

The independent evaluators have completed the evaluation of the Ushahidi Haiti Project (UHP), after many months of interviews, sorting through Skype chats, and trying to connect the dots.  The final report found here and on the eval website, aims to contribute two things to the CrisisMapping community: first, an understanding of UHP itself, and second, an understanding …

Ushahidi is often deployed for crisis and disaster response, where information needs to be timely. The teams and individuals using Ushahidi in places such as New Zealand, Haiti, Japan, Australia (and many more) can tell you just how important it is to get information quickly so decisions can be made.

The value of crowdsourced information isn’t always found in its accuracy and it certainly isn’t always easy to make sense …

What do we use at work? This series of posts interviews the Ushahidi staff about their methods of working and the tools they use. The profile of a different employee will be posted twice a week until we make our way through most or all of the staff!

“I’m a real family guy.” – Matt Griffiths

What’s your day to day at Ushahidi like?

So, I’m pretty sure that I remember my first day …

What do we use at work? This series of posts interviews the Ushahidi staff about their methods of working and the tools they use. The profile of a different employee will be posted twice a week until we make our way through most or all of the staff!

“I’m inspired daily by the tremendously talented folks I work with.” – Caleb Bell

What’s your day to day at Ushahidi like?

The overall format is …

Here we go again, but it’s not what you think:

Some colleagues and I worked on the Crowdmap that the Tweet above refers to. As mentioned in this previous post on the Ushahidi blog (from more than 3 months ago), the January 30th Sudan Crowdmap deployment was directly requested by local activists. The highly misleading Tweet above points to this article “How Sudan used the Internet to crush protest movement” which …