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Press - May 23, 2016

Ona at the World Humanitarian Summit This Week

Ona will be at the 2016 World Humnitarian Summit in Istanbul on May 23 and 24. We’ll be at the Innovation Market Place in booth 039 to talk about our work in Somalia with DFID. We’ll also be available to talk about the Ona platform. Stop by the booth to say hello!

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Press - May 12, 2016

Ona at the 2016 ICT4D Conference next week

Ona will be at the 2016 ICT4D Conference in Nairobi next week. We’ll be giving a talk, speaking on a panel, and meeting with partners. Ukang’a Dickson is speaking about Advanced Mapping, Workflows, Real-Time Data Analysis and Sharing with Ona on Wednesday, May 18 @ 10:45 am. Matt Berg is participating on an OpenSRP panel on Monday, May 16

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Press - May 05, 2016

What's New in Ona: Release Notes

We’re constantly working to improve Ona, but we’ve overlooked letting the world know what’s been updated. To fix this, we’ve added Release Notes to keep track of updates in each release. We’ll also be sending monthly email summaries to those of you on the mailing list. Here’s the latest summary: Chart Improvements We’ve added a few things

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Press - April 08, 2016

OpenSRP Nairobi technology sprint, take two!

In mid-March, Ona hosted the second OpenSRP engineering sprint, bringing engineers from around the world to Ona’s Nairobi office. Engineering partners from SID (Indonesia), mPower (Bangladesh), IHS (Pakistan), OpenMRS, ThoughtWorks and Jembi (South Africa) joined the sprint to enhance the user experience and performance of OpenSRP, an mHealth platform that empowers frontline health workers in developing countries to deliver more effective healthcare. Ona is the technology lead

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Press - April 04, 2016

Five additions to the Ona team

Two weeks ago, the entire Ona team was together in Nairobi. It was a great opportunity to take a pic outside our office. If you look at the photo carefully, you’ll notice we’ve added a few vital roles. A warm welcome to Faith, James, Njagi, Rosalia and Sandra. Faith is joining our support team to

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Press - March 31, 2016

Ona endorses the Principles for Digital Development

Ona is proud to endorse the Principles for Digital Development. While both improving our technology platform and consulting with partners, our team is guided the Principles on a daily basis. Technology affords new opportunities for governments, development and humanitarian organizations and communities to be increasingly data driven, collaborative and accountable. We believe the principles provide important

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Press - February 12, 2016

Writing Python Code to Decide an Election

The long awaited video from Ona’s keynote presentation at PyConZA 2014. A while back Ona was given three weeks to write the software that will tally votes in the Libyan elections and decide who wins and who loses. This is not something we could get wrong. We combined agile development with best practices in testing

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Press - December 10, 2015

Map Your World and Ona at Geo for Good 2015

This past October I spoke on behalf of Map Your World at the 2015 Geo for Good User Summit. Map Your World empowers youth to explore issues and ideas that matter – like clean drinking water, or food justice – then write surveys, collect data, and create maps to make change in their communities. This amazing project is powered

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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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Press - January 15, 2014

Mobile Technologies presentation to the Mount Sinai Global Health Program

Benedetta Simeonidis and Ona team members Roger Wong and Peter Lubell-Doughtie gave a lecture today discussing mobile technologies and their intersection with global health. We demoed Formhub and talked about Drishti. We also talked about the importance of user centric design in mobile technology. The slides from our lecture are below:

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