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Ushahidi - Toronto Connect Event

Happy September, Let's connect and talk/build Ushahidi in Toronto. Some of our mobile HFOSS friends will join us too!

Ushahidi 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:

Agenda draft:

18:00 - 18:15 - Welcome

18:15 -18:30

Introduction to Ushahidi - Heather Leson

Introduction to the Standby Task Force - Melissa Elliot

Introduction to Souktel and Medic Mobile

18:30 - 19:15

Quick demos by Toronto-based mapping projects: Water Voices, Great Lakes Commons and Democracity

Outline Ushahidi Popcorn 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,


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  • Mekki M.

    It was great meeting many of you yesterday.

    As I mentioned to a few of you in person (or over beers), I'm currently doing research into free/libre/open source communities, much like the Ushahidi community (and related things like RHOK, Standby Task Force, etc).

    I'm looking for people to interview for my research. Would any of you be so kind as to volunteer to share your stories with me? I would be delighted to learn about your perspective of participating in this community. And, before you ask, yes, you are definitely a member of the community, even if all you have done is showed up to the meeting. You are interesting! And I want to learn about you. ^_^

    If you'd like to participate (thanks!) or learn more about my research, drop me an email at [masked].


    September 20, 2012

  • Marc A.

    It was great meeting you all last night and hearing about other great projects and people based out of Toronto. Looking forward to the next meetup!

    1 · September 20, 2012

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