Work - September 27, 2016

Who are the Experts?

 Slum Dwellers International (SDI) Uganda using Ona’s map view to visualize data. This article was authored by Nshemerirwe Fiona of ACTogether Uganda and originally published on the ACTogether blog. Often, it is assumed that experts are those who have taken time in school and learned from theories and renowned authors. As much as this might be

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Press - September 26, 2016

Ona at the 4th International Humanitarian Conference

Ona participated in the 4th International Humanitarian Conference at The Boma Hotel in Nairobi from 21st – 22nd September. The two-day conference was organized by the Inter-Agency Working Group on Disaster Preparedness for East and Central Africa in collaboration with Christian Blind Mission, Handicap International, HelpAge International, Christian Aid International, Save the Children and World

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Work - September 19, 2016

Highlights Of The e-Sir Design Workshop

 Ona at the e-SIR design workshop. Last week Ona took a trip to Naivasha for a two-day design workshop with representatives from UNICEF Kenya, the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, and sub-county level officials. We all worked together to define requirements for the Electronic Social Intelligence Reporting (e-SIR) project.  Defining user personas for e-Sir Social Intelligence Reporting (SIR) is

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Press - September 15, 2016

Don't Settle. Get The Right Data Collection Tool For Your Survey

Whether you are an organization carrying out humanitarian/development initiatives around the world, or a student carrying out research for a project, when it comes to selecting a data collection tool for your next survey, choosing the first result on Google’s first page may not be the wisest choice to make. You have to be thorough

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Press - August 30, 2016

Karibu Megan and Henry!

We are happy to introduce Megan Schroeder and Henry Ng’enda, the new members of the Ona team. Megan is taking over from Sylvia Musula as our new support and M&E manager, handling client projects, and overseeing the support team. She has a degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Master of

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Work - August 26, 2016

Leveraging Distributed Data Collection Methods For A More Democratic Agricultural Policy

Harvesting organic parsley near Watsonville, CA. We are delighted to share with you this blog post written by Ona Impact Grantee, Adam Calo. Adam is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley who is doing great work using Ona in his Farmland Monitoring Project. In his guest post, Adam tells us about his project

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Perspective - August 23, 2016

My Summer Experience at Ona

Mekdim Ashebo is a junior at Harvard University who joined Ona as a software engineering intern. In this interview, Mek tells us about his experience at Ona, his projects and what he enjoyed about Nairobi. Mek sits at the center of attention on his last day. What projects were you involved in at Ona? The core

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Work - August 16, 2016

3 ways to get the most out of the new RapidPro + Ona integration

We are thrilled to announce that we added a RapidPro integration to Ona Apps. RapidPro is an open source messaging platform that provides a way to visually build interactive messaging flows (SMS, IVR, Telegram, Facebook Messenger) using its intuitive drag and drop interface. This integration means you can connect a form in your Ona account to a flow

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Tech - August 11, 2016

Thanks for Attending the Python Expose at the Python Nairobi Meetup

A special thanks to everyone who attended the Python Expose at the Python Nairobi Meetup. The 4 hour session that took place at Ona’s Nairobi office had presentations from Dickson Ukang’a, Co-founder and Director of Engineering at Ona, Vitalis Shisoka, Software Developer at Echo-Mobile and Edoardo Biraghi, Director of Software Development at BRCK. The speakers kept the crowd

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Resources - August 02, 2016

Why you need to start using Google Sheets with Ona

Have you been exporting data from Ona and then uploading to Google Sheets? As part of the recent release of Ona Apps, we are excited to announce your life just got easier with our new Google Sheets integration. Ona users can now export data to, and access data directly in, Google Sheets. Six reasons to love the

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