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We are working to improve community collaboration with one community hub for all your needs. Join us on this journey.

Ushahidi is 10% technology and 90% translation, coordination, project management, technical writing, communication, design, verification, media production (video, slideshares), visualization techniques, research, and analysis. This wiki will be home for training, planning and community engagement.

Steps to connect:
  1. Set up a wiki account.
  2. Review the content, add some. Set up your personal page.
  3. Review the Community wiki documentation and Blog to learn about community efforts.
  4. Join the Forums and help tackle non-technical issues.
  5. Join the Skype Community or Research chat (Contact username: "ngelzy" to be added)
  6. Join Meet-up, follow Facebook and @ushahidi, @crowdmap, to connect.
  7. Join our mailing list

Some ways you can contribute:


Have ideas on how the Ushahidi Storyteller Team can help?  Add your items here:

  • Have a blog post idea?
  • Want to feature a particular deployment or lesson learned from your use?
  • Screencast on using new code releases
  • Screencast on how to file reports
  • Screencast on how to create a Design theme
  • Screencast on how to participate in the Ushahidi community


Digital Creators

Ushahidi is about telling a visual story. If you have mad new media skills including video creation, visualization, photography and more, you can help build How To docs, create a user story video or hack together visuals in your own way

Have ideas on how the Ushahidi Video Team can help?  Add your items here:

  • We are starting an Ushahidi video community to collection and share video content. We need a hand getting this started.
  • We are building an Ushahidi video channel with Miro and Universal Subtitles
  • We would love to have videos from deployers. Often they need someone to film and edit this. Can you lend a hand? Even virtually?
  • Love HTML5? Help us use HTML5 with Ushahidi. Build a Ushahidi HTML5 page on this topic and share how we can do this.