Deployment of the Week

This week, we recognise two deployments for their outstanding work and efforts.

Crisis scape embark on a mission to trace and research cases of migrant attacks in Athens.

We could all use more compassion and humility. Jon Ramer and the Compassion Games Team have been learning, planning and mapping to launch their Deployment of the Week:


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Crisismappers of all map forms, organizations and disciplines will be converging on Nairobi in November 2013 for the 5th Annual International Conference of Crisismappers (ICCM) . Join important humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations along with the world’s best technology companies, academics, journalists and hackers. Ushahidi and ihub are proud sponsors. We’re delighted that you will visit our home base.

Crisismappers connect all year round via the community ning

[Guest post by Anibal Vivaceta of Chile Moviliza: I'm a physician, with postgraduate studies in Anthropology and Public Health. Working in Public Health since 1994 (Mato Grosso Brasil, with MSF). Discovered Ushahidi during research for my Public Health Master's Thesis, consisting in the development of a emergencies and disasters management system at a county level ( http://es.scribd.com/doc/129849028/Una-Aproximacion-Etnografica-al-Desarrollo-de-un-Sistema-de-Gestion-de-Emergencias-y-Desastres-para-la-Comuna-de-Quilpue) Currently, Professor at Medicine School, Universidad de Valparaíso, teaching Epidemiology, Emergencies and Disasters and Anthropological Photography. Regarding …

Community is a gift in every way. At Ushahidi, we are truly lucky to have each of you contributing, using our software and supporting each other. Thank you.

For over the past two years, I’ve had the pleasure of building stuff, answering your questions, helping you flourish, giving you thanks, and, most of all, shouting from rooftops about each of you and your projects. It with sadness that I share my news. I’m making some …

[Guest post cross-posted from Ihub Research. About the author: Angela Crandall studies the uptake and increasing utility of ICTs in East Africa from a user’s perspective. Angela is currently a Research Manager at iHub and also co-lead of Waza Experience, an iHub community initiative aimed at prompting under-privileged children to explore innovation and entrepreneurship concepts grounded in real-world experience.]

iHub Research is pleased to publish the results of our research on developing …

Happy Week! Maps connect us to stories and data. Our Deployments of the Week aim to give voice to the dispossessed.

Deployments of the Week

Ushahidi roots are in citizen voices. We recognize Porlosquefaltanenmexico and Desaparicionesas our Deployments of the Week. Together they are part of the #YoSoyRed movement – an Intelligence Collective. We’ve heard much in the news about Mexico. We encourage anyone to plan for security measures for their deployment. …

[Guest post by Jean Brice in English and French. He is preparing for the upcoming Cameroon Elections. Jean Brice previously joined the Uchaguzi Kenyan Elections team to learn how to do a full Ushahidi program]

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Jean Brice est un programmeur et activiste impliqué dans de nombreux rôles et projets de développement. Il a obtenu son diplôme universitaire dans le domaine de la gestion des TIC. Il est le …

[Guest Post by Patricia Dorsher is the Feedback Labs Launch Editor at Ashoka and James E. Jernberg Public Service Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Feedback Labs is a consortium of like-minded organizations, including Ashoka and Ushahidi, who are committed to citizen engagement in the fields of aid, philanthropy, and development. A previous version of this post was originally published on Feedback Labs on July 31, 2013.]

In feedback loops, …

Bugs Fixes, not the mosquito kind, are on our mind. Team Ninja has been hacking away to do a major bug fix for Ushahidi platform. We need your help to test before the next release. Also in the weekly, some upcoming events from ihub Research and the International Conference of Crisismappers plus a Deployment of the Week from Sudan.

Always nice to meetup

Ushahidians are around the world. We love meeting in person. …

Ushine is a tool created by the Data Science for Social Good Fellows. Nathan Leiby, Kayla Jacobs, Kwang-Sun Jim and Elena Evena joined Emmanuel Kala, our community and network to dive into data cleaning and data analysis to assist Ushahidians and others on their data missions. The created tool is possible to use with Ushahidi or, with some code mashing, other software. Emmanuel Kala also created an Ushahidi plugin building on the collective braining.

Today …