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Introducing Community Leaders

Community leaders are folks who promote and use Ushahidi's software. Here are some of the attributes we recognize:

  • Deployment experience
  • Community mentorship
  • Documentation
  • Feedback/Championing Software Development improvements
  • Translation/Localization
  • Speaking, training, blogging

March 2013

We are honoured to recognize the following Community Leaders for their ongoing efforts within the global Ushahidi community and for their contribution to the Uchaguzi deployment. These folks colead large teams for Uchaguzi - Kenyan Elections 2013. See Uchaguzi Who Does What for more.

Leesa Astredo: Media Monitoring, SBTF community member, second recognition

Mark Kamau: SMS Team, local Nairobi Community member

Om: SMS team, SBTF community member

Anne Salim: Reports team, local Nairobi Community member

Jus Mackinnon: Reports team, SBTF community member, second recognition

Leonida Mutuku: Analysis & Research Team, local Nairobi Community member

Catherine Dempsey: Analysis & Research Team, UK community builder and guest editor for blog.ushahidi.com

Accadius "Ben" Sabwa, GEO team, local Nairobi Community Developer member

Brendan O'Hanrahan, Geo team, SBTF community member

Debrah Ojuka, Translation team, local Nairobi Community member

Paul Wambura, Translation team, Translators without Borders, local Nairobi Community member

Mel Mbugua, Verification team, local Nairobi Community member

Nekesa Were, Coordination team, local Nairobi Community member

October 2012

Our first group of Community Leaders. We'll announce more in the coming months. Please give them some thanks!

Luis Hernando Aguilar (Colombia). Luis has lead and supported a number of Ushahidi deployments around the world and in Colombia.

Leesa Astredo (USA). Leesa is in the Standby Task Force and Info4Disaster community. She has provided extensive feedback for Ushahidi Platform v3.x.

Engy Ghozian (Egypt). Engy co-leads HarassMap, one of the most important civil society Ushahidi instances.

Rebecca Chiao (Egypt) Rebecca co-leads HarassMap, one of the most important civil society Ushahidi instances.

Carter Draper (Liberia). Carter leads training and use of Ushahidi in Liberia.

Melissa Elliott (Canada). Melissa is a core team lead for the Standby Task Force. She has lead and supported a number of Ushahidi deployments around the world

Anahi Ayala Iaccuci (Global) Anahi has provided extensive feedback for software development and our Ushahidi Platform v3.x.  Anahi wrote Ushahidi's first user manual and provides extensive user training and mentorship within the community. She has lead and supported a number of Ushahidi deployments around the world.

Luther Jeke (Liberia). Luther leads training and use of Ushahidi in Liberia.

Dave Leng (Samoa): Dave lead a Samoa simulation with Ushahidi. In addition, his feedback on how to evolve Ushahidi with Dynamic forms has helped planning for Ushahidi Platform v3.x

Justine MacKinnon (UK) Justine has lead and supported a number of Ushahidi deployments around the world and in UK.

Kirk Morris (USA) Kirk has provided extensive feedback for software development and our Ushahidi Platform v3.x. He has lead and supported a number of Ushahidi deployments around the world. Kirk is a master distiller and doer.

Shemeer P. (India). Shemeer created and inspired many with this Maps4aid.org deployment. He provide sextensive community feedback.

Jaroslav Valuch (Czech) Jaro provides extensive user training and mentorship within the community. He has lead and supported a number of Ushahidi deployments around the world.

Olga Werby, Timothy Werby and Nicholas Werby (USA). As leaders, they created the first Crowdmap to be used by children. Each leads in training, design feedback and community support.

Hao Xin (China). He has lead and supported deployments in China. In addition, he has become a leader sharing and training.