You might be wondering why the Director of Data Projects is writing code for the Ushahidi Platform.  I’d think that strange too, but as a good old-fashioned data scientist, I care very much about data sources, formats and access, and couldn’t pass up the chance to influence the ways that Ushahidi Platform imports and exports datasets and data summaries.

Let’s talk about data science.

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Data science is about understanding and …

If you’ve been following Ushahidi 3.0, you know we’ve been working on it for a while, and might have noticed that we’ve been fairly quiet about it lately. That’s because the V3 team has been heads down these past few months working on getting it built and out to our community. It’s finally time to show off some of what we’ve done. We’re rolling out a developer release of Ushahidi v3(v3.0.0-alpha.1).

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Deployment of the Week

This week, we acknowledge the efforts of the Pantau Pusaka Indonesia team towards providing a platform for citizens to share updates on preservation of endangered heritage.

In the news MAVC Open for business

This last week, the Making All Voices Count team has held events in 3 different african cities to officially open business. They launched in Accra, Johannesburg, and finally in Nairobi. Folks in Jakarta, stay …

Deployment of the Week

This week, we applaud the efforts of Vultures Namibia to conserve rare species of vultures in Namibia by reporting their re-sightings and recovery!

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Events OKFN data expedition in Bangladesh

If you are …