Jiliana added, “we came together. Ory, David, and I were in Kenya at various times [during the crisis]. In the early days it was the three of us who were in Kenya…the programming and the setup was done by the guys overseas. What we did was enter content, and blogged on our own blogs and told other people about the [Ushahidi] platform.”

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Managing to successfully thwart an international scheduling conflict, Jon Gossier of AppAfrica synchronized schedules with Leila Chirayath Janar, founder of Samasource to host the first ever Facebook Developer Garage in Kampala. Trekking all the way from Silicon Valley in California, Leila brought along Charlie Cheever (pictured, center), a senior engineer on Facebook’s Platform Team. Charlie spent […]

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In the midst of all the coding hack-fest that was Facebook Developer Garage here in Uganda yesterday, I managed to corral Jon Gossier–founder of AppAfrica, based right here in Kampala–for a quick one-on-one about all things tech and the state of code here in Africa. Jon is one-half the team responsible for putting together #fbUganda in hopes […]

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Will you look at this. I was at dinner this week here in Kampala and ran into Jon of App+Africa fame. Turns out there’s a conference tomorrow. You know, the one we told you about a couple of weeks ago? Facebook Developers Garage Kampala at Makerere University. It’s this Saturday, December 13th. I’ll be attending, right […]

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