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iHub By Jessica Colaço / August 23, 2011

Ushahidi Open Dev Community chat and Hackathon

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Join Ushahidi on Saturday, August 27th, 2011 for an Open Development Community call and a Nairobi Ushahidi Hackathon.

Community Development Open Call

The Ushahidi development community open calls are being restarted and invite you to join a skype chat/ustream call. The team of developers (Mobile, Swift, and Ushahidi) will be available to answer questions, take your feedback and brainstorm with you on the best ways to open up. This chat will be focused on technical development. Future community chats will be held to focus on other topics.

The call will take place at 6:00pm and will be part of the hackathon day and is set to be time zone friendly.

The Ushahidi team is working on streamlining the communication points (wiki, blog, forums, dev chat and mailing lists) to make it easier for you to participate in features, bug fixes and more.

Nairobi Ushahidi Hackathon: Mobile, Crowdmap, Swift River and Ushahidi

The iHub will be holding a Nairobi Ushahidi hackathon on Saturday, August 27, 2011 for some braining and hacking:

Register now!

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2011
Duration: 12:00 – 8:00pm
Pizza for 7:00pm

Some of the hacks or bugs that we will focus on include:

  • River id and some of its components for Openid, OAuth
  • Ushahidi API
  • J2ME app
  • Your plugin ideas
  • Web designers: we could use a hand testing a design theme process.
  • Non-techs are welcome to work on documentation, some communications tasks, photos and video fun

Virtual participants are welcome to join the hackathon via skype dev chat.

Original post can be found here by Heather Leson.

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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