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. Screen_Shot_2013-10-16_at_12.06.29_PM

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 tuned to the MAVC website for details on the final Open for Business event to be held in your city! Also, remember, deadline for applications in 8th November, 2013. APPLY NOW!

Public intelligence project

PIP-Logo-Final-No-BG-resize Public Intelligence Project is is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit think tank conducting research, education, and advocacy on the importance of diversity, critical thinking, dialogue, and freedom of expression. It seeks to foster a robust culture of participatory democracy, develop empowered citizens, encourage constructive civic engagement, and promote an environment of dialogue and conflict prevention by helping safeguarding the free expression of ideas, dissent, and opinions. Read more about this project here.

Latest in Research

The Commons Lab will be publicly released a new report by John Crowley on Connecting grassroots and government for disaster response .


Missed out on the Ushahidi Developer Call this last Monday? Fear not, we have a recording available for you to listen to :). We are hosting our next Data Ethics Hangout on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 4p.m EAT. Panelists on this discussion will include Ushahidi's Chris Albon, DataKind's Jake Porway, and iHub Research's Leonida Mutuku. Join us! :) It's less than a week to go to Mozfest!! WOOP!


UNOCHA Visual Team is looking for an Interactive Web Designer. If you're interested, apply here. Are you interested integrating joomla into the latest version Ushahidi? Giuseppe Calamita( giuseppe.calamita AT gmail DOT com) and his team need your help.

Into the code

Ushahidi Core

With the Ushahidi Version 3 developer release slated for 30th October, 2013, the team is hard at work to finish up on the POSTS CRUD functionality, as well as implementing Media end points for the v3 API. The QA team continues to rigorously test and provide feedback to the team.


We recently open sourced our quick hack in response to the westgate attacks, dubbed Ping. We've also put up some extensive documentation on our wiki. Install the app and play around with it. For those of you interested in getting you hands dirty i.e Developers, Designers : Jump into the code! :)


Its been weeks since we launched the new Crowdmap API, and seen awesome apps like Fix it by David Kobia, built off of it. [caption id="attachment_14347" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Fix it app by David Kobia, available on the apple store Fix it app by David Kobia, available on the apple store[/caption] Join Evan Sims for insights on the awesome things you could build with the new Crowdmap API on Tuesday, 22nd October, 2013. Details to be sent out within the week!


Jon Shuler got to hang out with the BRCK in paris this last week at the BSF Urgency of Reading Conference. [caption id="attachment_14344" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Courtesy Jon Shuler Courtesy Jon Shuler[/caption] KS Backers, got your shwag yet? We want you smiling like Christopher Neu :) Happy Week folks!