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Thanks for Sending Ushahidi to NetSquared!

I need to write a big thank you post today. It was through you, the greater African community, that David and myself are heading to San Francisco today to present Ushahidi at the NetSquared Mashup Challenge that gives us a chance to win up to $20,000 for further development work. Your support helped us get the most votes going in, so now it’s up to us to win over the conference attendees (who are the final voters).

As I mentioned in my last blog post, we were sidetracked from our preparations a little bit this last week by an even more important event/crisis – the xenophobic attacks happening in South Africa. The Ushahidi engine is being used there now at UnitedforAfrica.co.za.

We’re also unveiling our new logo today, designed by David. Watch the flash presentation to see why we chose it.

New Ushahidi Logo

Ushahidi is now a registered non-profit in Florida, jumping all the hoops to become a 501c3, with Ory, myself, Juliana and David as part of the team. Get in touch if you’d like to be part of the growing Ushahidi community.


  1. Congratulations!

  2. Godspeed…here’s to zones where there’s an exponential drop in crime because of the fear of being “marked” on the Ushahidi database that is accessible to everyone regardless of socioeconomic background.

  3. Thanks guys! We’re really jazzed about the chance to be there, and quite honestly, looking forward to seeing some of the other projects and people behind them.

  4. Logo looks fab too. Is that a preview of the new engine visualization?

  5. Congrats Ushaidi! when will the widget be available for all those who admire your work?

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