SMS to Map – Using FrontlineSMS and Ushahidi to Tell Your Story

Patrick Munyi | iHub | February 11, 2012

Want to know more about using mobiles for social change, crowd sourced mapping, and how the two can combine? Keen to learn more about FrontlineSMS and Ushahidi, and how these software tools can be used together to enable positive social change? If you have questions about these tools which you’ve never had the chance to ask then Monday 7th November is your chance, at the upcoming event: SMS to Map: Using FrontlineSMS and Ushahidi to tell your story.

This exciting event will take place in two cities on one evening; at the iHub in Nairobi from 6-8pm EAT and then later on at Goldsmiths University of London at 7-9pm GMT. Both events will host presentations on FrontlineSMS and Ushahidi, and will also hear from some community experts who have used these tools together in action for social change projects in various different countries and contexts across the world.

There is a wealth of experienced speakers contributing to the event. and specifically, in London the event will see on stage: Laura Walker Hudson (FrontlineSMS), Heather Leson (Ushahidi), Linda Raftree (Plan International) and Claire Wardle (BBC). In Nairobi speakers will be: Sharon Langevin (FrontlineSMS: Credit), Limo Taboi (Ushahidi), Anahi Ayala Iacucci (Internews Network), and Linda Kamau (Ushahidi), who will do a live demo on how to sync the two software. With this agenda the event will have something for novices and experienced techies alike!...