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iHub By Scott Henry / May 14, 2014

Ushahidi Nairobi v3 Meetup


Guest Post By: Angela Oduor

Join us for a few hours of hacking and brainstorming on what we’re building/should be building into the newest version of Ushahidi, v3. The event will be on Tuesday, May 20th 2014 from 5:30PM to 8:00PM at iHub-4th Floor in the Bishop Magua Centre.

v3 demo link



Ushahidi is built on the Kohana Framework. Those unfamiliar with MVC frameworks should have a look at the following documentation prior to the meet up:

Kohana 3 documentation

Kohana 2 documentation and Kohana 101 doc

We’ll take up a chunk of time walking through setting up Ushahidi v3 and explaining its architecture, but it would be great if you could take a stab at trying to install it before the meetup ;)

Installation instructions can be found on our github repositoryREADME

Incase of any queries/ if you have trouble installing, feel free reach out on IRC irc://

More documentation on v3 can be found on our wiki.

Here are a couple of features we’d like to work on with you:

• Migrations: How do we migrate data from ushahidi v2.x into v3?

• Custom forms: We have this built into the API but need to make these a lot more flexible



Two important features we want to build into v3 are workflows and better visualizations. Help us frame out:

• What an ideal workflow for en election monitoring use case would look like

• What kind of visualisations we should add into the platform

• What analytics we should add into the platform

Refreshments will be provided. 

NB: This is a physical event in Nairobi. We will do our best to make it available for people to join via a Google Hangout, but this is pending. We promise to try record it/have our virtual friends join in ;)

Hope you can join us! Bring a friend too! ;)

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Author : Scott Henry

Scott Henry is an enthusiastic and passionate university student currently studying a combined major in business and computer science at the University of British Columbia. He is committed to leadership in his community, which is demonstrated through his involvements in impact investing and social inclusion. With a keen interest in social enterprise Scott aims to educate his peers on the positive gains that can be acquired through socially responsible business practices. When he’s not writing business plans or endless lines of code he enjoys classical singing, photography and social media.

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