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Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
Summit keynote Juliana Rotich
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  • 1. The Making of Ushahidi Digital Pioneership from random acts of collaboration. Lessons learned from an African Open Source Platform Juliana Rotich @afromusing
  • 2. red dots on a map
  • 3. A small organization that dislikes hierarchy and being told what we can't do. One that questions everything, embraces innovative thinking, takes risks boldly, and sometimes learns the hard way that we're human after all. 
  • 4. openness | innovation | community Our Guiding Values
  • 5. Ushahidi = Testimony
  • 6. “Google Earth supposedly shows in great detail where the damage is being done on the ground. It occurs to me that it will be useful to keep a record of this, if one is thinking long-term. For the reconciliation process to occur at the local level the truth of what happened will first have to come out. Guys looking to do something - any techies out there willing to do a mashup of where the violence and destruction is occurring using Google Maps?
  • 7. Ad hoc and leaderless
  • 8. Stretched Resources david kobiadaudi wereory okolloherik hersmanjuliana rotich
  • 9. Stretched Resources david kobiadaudi wereory okolloherik hersmanjuliana rotich All of us wore many hats All of us had full-time jobs
  • 10. Has it Doesn’t have it
  • 11. Humanitarian Experience X Open Source Experience X Had a Lot of Time X Blogger  Has it Doesn’t have it
  • 12. Humanitarian Experience X Open Source Experience X Had a Lot of Time X Blogger  Has it Doesn’t have it
  • 13. Humanitarian Experience X Open Source Experience X Had a Lot of Time X Blogger  Has it Doesn’t have it
  • 14. Humanitarian Experience X Open Source Experience X Had a Lot of Time X Blogger  Has it Doesn’t have it
  • 15. 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 27 Ushahidi Calendar
  • 16. 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 27 Ushahidi Calendar Dec. 27 - Kenyan Elections Dec. 27 - Dec. 30 - Period of uncertainty Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 - Media blackout
  • 17. 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 27 Ushahidi Calendar violence Dec. 27 - Kenyan Elections Dec. 27 - Dec. 30 - Period of uncertainty Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 - Media blackout
  • 18. 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 27 Ushahidi Calendar violence idea, production, launch Jan. 3 - The idea of Ushahidi Jan. 5 - Ushahidi discussed Jan. 9 - Ushahidi launched Jan.10 - Added functionality (RSS, SMS, etc...) Jan. 6 - Ushahidi prototype Jan. 22 - Ushahidi blog added Jan. 26 - Ushahidi timeline feature Jan. 10 - Kenyan SMS shortcode partnership Dec. 27 - Kenyan Elections Dec. 27 - Dec. 30 - Period of uncertainty Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 - Media blackout
  • 19. 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 27 Ushahidi Calendar Jan. 10 - 75% of Kenyan bloggers write about Ushahidi Jan. 12 - MSM pickup: BBC, NPR, Guardian, etc... violence idea, production, launch blogging and media Jan. 3 - The idea of Ushahidi Jan. 5 - Ushahidi discussed Jan. 9 - Ushahidi launched Jan.10 - Added functionality (RSS, SMS, etc...) Jan. 6 - Ushahidi prototype Jan. 22 - Ushahidi blog added Jan. 26 - Ushahidi timeline feature Jan. 10 - Kenyan SMS shortcode partnership Dec. 27 - Kenyan Elections Dec. 27 - Dec. 30 - Period of uncertainty Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 - Media blackout
  • 20. Brutal decision making
  • 21. Brutal decision making Release early
  • 22. Brutal decision making Release early Do it yourself
  • 23. Brutal decision making Release early Do it yourself Community = Success
  • 24. Brutal decision making Release early Do it yourself Community = Success Don’t wait for money
  • 25. Technology is only a tool
  • 26. THE  NEW  AND  REBUILT   USHAHIDI  PLATFORM!
  • 27. Make software Be a response organization A B
  • 28. Make software Be a response organization A B
  • 29. uhh,  this  didn’t  work   as  we  expected...
  • 30. Fail spectacularly
  • 31. Own your failures. Listen. Fix your mistakes. Think different, but don’t stray from the spirit of the organization or the community.
  • 32. Hot Stuff!
  • 33. ThankYou

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