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Uchaguzi 2017: October 26th Elections Report

After the Supreme Court of Kenya ruled to nullify the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta and a repeat election was called for, we had to immediately begin preparing to launch a second phase of Uchaguzi. The first round of Uchaguzi had enabled us to learn and understand better how the platform should work, which meant that the Ushahidi development team was able to make improvement to the platform such as implementing a data management view that made it easier for digital response teams to process incoming information.

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Ushahidi and team wins Paypal, Ebay, and Cisco’s #OpportunityHack!

Ushahidi took part in Paypal, Ebay, and Cisco’s #OpportunityHack event this past week, and our team won first place. We were part of 10 non-profits who put forth problem statements to a gathering of over 100 software developers and designers. Ushahidi stood up and put forth the problem statement of the manual process required to structure SMS and social media messages that don’t come in as organized reports via an embeddable web form or mobile app.

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