Happy September, Let's connect and talk/build Ushahidi in Toronto. Some of our mobile HFOSS friends will join us too!
Ushahidi (http://www.ushahidi.com/) is free and open source software used for information collection, data visualization and interactive mapping. Map stories range from election monitoring to crisis response to civil society actions. In Canada, it has been used for emergencies and city-building. Here's to learning and making:
18:00 - 18:15 - Welcome
Introduction to Ushahidi (http://www.ushahidi.com/) - Heather Leson
Introduction to the Standby Task Force (http://standbytaskforce.com/) - Melissa Elliot
Introduction to Souktel and Medic Mobile
18:30 - 19:15
Quick demos by Toronto-based mapping projects: Water Voices (http://www.watervoices.ca/), Great Lakes Commons (http://www.greatlakescommonsmap.org/main) and Democracity (http://thedemocracityproject.org/)
Outline Ushahidi Popcorn (http://mozillapopcorn.org/) hack
19:15 - 20:30
Break into groups to brainstorm, map or storyboard.
20:30 - 21:00
Report Backs, Next steps.
What to bring: your smile, a laptop or notebook (with paper!)
What we supply: light snacks, wifi
See you soon,