Work - May 14, 2015

KLL Humanitarian Quake Map now available as basemap in Ona

 Source: Remembering the Lost – Map of Stolen Sculptures from Nepal The Nepal earthquake has shown how important open map data from Open Street Maps (OSM) can be in a humanitarian crisis of this magnitude. Our friends at Kathmandu Living Labs and MapBox worked together to develop a print friendly map that highlights key infrastructure, critical after an earthquake, like

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Perspective - May 08, 2015

Small Data helps Big Data solve Big Problems

A recent article in the New York Times describes how organizations are using small survey based datasets to enrich the big data sets that usually get all the hype. Alex Peysakhovich and Seth Stephens-Davidowitz argue that survey data goes hand in hand with big data: Big data in the form of behaviors and small data in the

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Work - April 24, 2015

Assessing the quality of adolescent health services in Brazil

Workshop participants visited a local health facility on the last day In 1960, the national capital of Brazil re-located from Rio de Janiero, on the Atlantic coast, to Brasilia, which is in the central-west highlands of Brazil. Even though Oscar Niemeyer’s masterpiece in modern urban architecture doesn’t boast the beaches or invoke the same image

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Work - April 24, 2015

Assessing the quality of adolescent health services in Brazil

Workshop participants visited a local health facility on the last day In 1960, the national capital of Brazil re-located from Rio de Janiero, on the Atlantic coast, to Brasilia, which is in the central-west highlands of Brazil. Even though Oscar Niemeyer’s masterpiece in modern urban architecture doesn’t boast the beaches or invoke the same image

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Tech - April 21, 2015

Ona at the Nairobi Functional Programming Meetup

 Okal Otieno and Roy Rutto from Ona were the featured presenters at the inaugural Nairobi Functional Programming meetup. The meetup was conceived by Okal and Roy to “discuss the core concepts of functional programming, why use it, and experiences using it.” The iHub UX Lab graciously hosted.  Okal started off by explaining how functional thinking can

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Press - October 03, 2014

Writing Python Code to Decide an Election

Yesterday Peter from Ona spoke at PyConZA 2014 about Ona’s work building the vote tallying system for the Libyan Constitutional Assembly Election last February. The abstract and slides from Peter’s talk are below: Earlier this year Ona was given three weeks to write the software that will tally votes in the Libyan elections and decide who wins and who

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Tech - August 15, 2014

Pallet Multiuser Configuration

The last time we talked about Pallet we described using a pallet.clj file in concert with Leiningen to bring up remote servers, configure web applications, and deploy new version of web applications. We glossed over the details required for sharing deploys amongst a group of developers, i.e. allowing multiple developers to deploy to the same web server. These details were obviously

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Perspective - July 13, 2014

Our Stories From Libya

View of the Mediterranean Sea from Tripoli On February 20th 2014, Libya elected an assembly to draft a constitution intended to advance the country’s transition to democracy and break a political stalemate more than two years after an uprising toppled Muammar Gaddafi. Ona worked with the Libyan High National Election Commission and the United Nations

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Work - July 07, 2014

Upcoming: The Next Ona

The primary focus of our product team over the past few months has been working to overhaul the Ona platform. While the existing data collection tool is useful, we’re improving it on three fronts:   Revamping the user interface with a new design language Adding new functionality to support user management, organization accounts, and improved

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Work - June 12, 2014

Tally-Ho: Robust Open-Source Election Software

Forms from the field were received at the In Take Section Early in 2014, the Libyan government held a national election to select 60 representatives tasked with drafting a foundational constitution for the country. This was an enormous effort for a shaky new democracy in a country twice the size of Texas, 90% of which

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