In this week’s report, we have David’s OSCON presentation “Pivoting an African Open Source Project” and a reminder about this month’s Ushahidi Community Developer chat.

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From the Community

Reminder: The next Community Developer call will be Monday, July 30/ Tuesday …

Welcome back to the Weekly! In this digest: OSCON, testing 2.5, next Community Developer meeting and more about the amazing work of the deployment community:

“Social Capital is your Capital”. Dave Eaves keynoted at OSCON this morning about the power of community. We’re delighted to be here to get a fresh injection of OS goodness. This is especially critical as we work to redesign Ushahidi.

At OSCON, we are co-hosting a Birds

[Guest post by Lauren Wolfe, director, Women Media Center’s Women Under Siege project, is an award-winning journalist who has written for publications from The International Herald Tribune to CNN.com. She was previously the senior editor of the Committee to Protect Journalists, where she focused on journalists and sexualized violence.]

Rape is being used as a tool of war in Syria, and, in most cases, it is allegedly being carried …

Ushahidi Android App 3.0.0

For the past couple of months, we have been tirelessly working on version 3.0.0 of the Ushahidi Android app. We have completely rewrote the app from scratch for better organization of the code base and we have added all of the new features that were missing from the iOS version. We have also iterated over the user interface (UI) and made some great improvements. …

(This is part one of two posts on Ushahidi as an organization, it sets up the historical context of how we think about who we are and how we think of success in our space, so that the next post makes more sense on what we’re doing next.)

While Ushahidi maintains a startup mentality internally, we’re 4 1/2 years old now, which is a long time in tech years. In an industry like ours, where …

Google hosted their first Google Big Tent Event on July 2nd in Sendai, Japan. Ushahidi was invited to participate in the panel: “Managing the crowd: benefits and challenges of social media in a disaster”. We were honoured to talk about verification using Ushahidi. Plus, it gave us a chance to highlight the amazing efforts of the Sinsai.info volunteers whose “brainsourced” effort identified and geo-located over 10, 000 reports for the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. …