These are chat archives for ushahidi/Community

16th
Apr 2015
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 00:32
[rjmackay] ping
Robbie Mackay
@rjmackay
Apr 16 2015 00:36
Test sameroom
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 00:36
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] Awesome.
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] So I found sameroom.io
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] It should now copy messages from here, to IRC, and to Gitter :)
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] @seth is Ushbot still active? I created another user for this.. but if you can give me details for ushbot then I can kill the extra user.
[Jess Shorland (Ushahidi)] The map in that is cartoon.com
[Jess Shorland (Ushahidi)] Nope
[Jess Shorland (Ushahidi)] Cartodb.com
[Jess Shorland (Ushahidi)] Anyone come across this before?
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 05:15
[eyedol (guest)] First time seeing this
[eyedol (guest)] IRC + Hipchat bridge works! win win!
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 05:35
[Sebastian Mitchell (Ushahidi)] @Jess we're using CartoDB for VitalSigns, one of our Solutions projecs
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 06:19
[Angela Oduor Lungati (Ushahidi)] OMG!!! Did y'all just say Evan is joining us as a contractor? (peelbanana)
[Angela Oduor Lungati (Ushahidi)] Also, good morning everyone!! :)
Angela Oduor Lungati
@aoduor
Apr 16 2015 06:22
YESS!!!!! It works!!! :)
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 06:24
[Angela Oduor Lungati (Ushahidi)] Kicks of a dying horse but, feasibility of getting a bridge over from skype as well?
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 06:46
[Sebastian Mitchell (Ushahidi)] v3 Team, how soon will the public release be available?
[Sebastian Mitchell (Ushahidi)] the v3 strategy doc says April 2015, was wondering which date is planned
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 07:45
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] @AngelaOduor you need to hound Microsoft contacts about getting a new API. They shut the old one down so no love there.
[Angela Oduor Lungati (Ushahidi)] Oh well
[Angela Oduor Lungati (Ushahidi)] had to try :D
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] @seb Public release target is June .. and now I realise I forgot to change the date in the strategy doc
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 07:55
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] @all I'm going to be offline tomorrow. Travelling to my parents place.. I'll check in on hiring, and answering any queries on diff but thats about it.
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 08:27
[Neil Horning] I'm trying it out.
[Angela Oduor Lungati (Ushahidi)] (wave) Neil!
[Angela Oduor Lungati (Ushahidi)] welcome!
[Neil Horning] I suppose it works.
[Angela Oduor Lungati (Ushahidi)] proof here https://gitter.im/ushahidi/Community
[Neil Horning] Is that gitter, as in gitter done?
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 08:34
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] Hey Neil!
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] Don't know if its a 'gitter done' reference.. or just an extension of git as in github, etc. Gitter is basically chat built on top of github
[Neil Horning] Yeah, Saw that.
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 08:43
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] alright. I'm out for the night. Catch ya tomorrow/Monday
[Vladimir Cvetić (Ushahidi)] see you
[Angela Oduor Lungati (Ushahidi)] later dude!
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 10:09
[Angela Oduor Lungati (Ushahidi)] out for lunch - back in abit
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 11:43
[Seth Hall (Ushahidi)] @robbie - @ushbot should be the same as I have not changed anything, but as I now see @ushbot is offline. Let me know exactly what details you need.
[Seth Hall (Ushahidi)] I've restarted and redeployed, but @ushbot still has offline status.
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 19:05
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] Morning team..
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] Not really here but wandering around the house packing
Hapee
@hapee
Apr 16 2015 19:06
Good evening Robbie I am also not here but wanted to check what was build, look great this environment
Robbie Mackay
@rjmackay
Apr 16 2015 19:15
Hey @hapee
Do you mean specifically whats been built for Ushahidi v3?
Hapee
@hapee
Apr 16 2015 19:18
no the gitter.im environment, still struggling with V3 never came beyond http://hapee.org/views/map but did not really try lately, are you almost done?
Robbie Mackay
@rjmackay
Apr 16 2015 19:18
We’re a few months off. Aiming for a public release in June.
But thats dependant on how our current hiring goes.
and how quickly we can get new devs up to speed
Hapee
@hapee
Apr 16 2015 19:19
ok, the new build is in interesting combination of new technologies not easy to find appropriate developers I gues
Robbie Mackay
@rjmackay
Apr 16 2015 19:26
yea. AngularJS + PHP isn’t too rare. but we’re careful about finding a good fit for culture and remote too
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 20:27
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] apparently sameroom is going to rate limit at 30 messages/hr be interested to see if we hit that
[Nathaniel Manning (Ushahidi)] @Robbie where are RSS and Twitter feeds as inputs into v3 on the timeline?
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] Probably around June / July. They're not a priority for specific projects at the moment but they need to be there for users migrating from v2
[Nathaniel Manning (Ushahidi)] was talking with SDN today, and they had a similar usecase/desire as the Pierce County folks who used Swift. They know the 100 odd sources they want to pull from, but they want a tool that can aggregate that and sort it by keyword and location, and also take directly crowdsourced content as well.
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] SDN?
[Nathaniel Manning (Ushahidi)] curious whether this is something v3 can do in the future. From what I understand it could. It can't read the whole firehose, but if you know the sources you want, you can plug those in and then set up sets
[Nathaniel Manning (Ushahidi)] Stakeholder Democracy Network - they do this: http://stakeholderdemocracy.org/nigerdeltawatch/page/index/4
[Nathaniel Manning (Ushahidi)] old school v2 election monitoring users, and we just did a CrisisNet thing with them for Nigeria election
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] right. what kind of sources?
[Nathaniel Manning (Ushahidi)] Twitter and RSS mostly
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 20:32
[Nathaniel Manning (Ushahidi)] they have others, but i think those account for 80%
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] The short answer is: yes thats kinda what we're aiming for. But I can't promise a perfect experience till after we hit 3.0
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] Simple twitter use cases are easy enough... but I haven't delved into their API limits recently.
[Nathaniel Manning (Ushahidi)] yea totally, i said it was a few months away, but i just wanted to make sure i wasn't promising anything out of the realm
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] I anticipate we might hit some limits.. also have to get Chambua integrated for easier tagging + locating
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] Whats their timeline?
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 20:37
[Nathaniel Manning (Ushahidi)] not sure, summer is fine i think. was more just exploratory. Mostly just a good UX data point from a key Ushahidi user. He very clearly said, "my pain point is that I need to create a list of sources, and just have those sources populate and auto-categorize, and then be able to also crowdsource direct reports, and be able to look at all of that in one place."
[Nathaniel Manning (Ushahidi)] I told him "well i have the tool for you!" but also wanted to make sure that we are in fact... building that :)
[Nathaniel Manning (Ushahidi)] he then wanted online/offline and different login/permissions too, but hey, so it goes
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] Nice. I'm going to go drop that on a phab ticket..
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 20:42
[Nathaniel Manning (Ushahidi)] nice
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] we haven't really worked on how to tie sources to sets or anything yet.
[Nathaniel Manning (Ushahidi)] that would be great actually. Similar thought process to Swift's filtering system actually. "If comes from Source A, than put in set B." "If comes from geolocation C, than put in set D." "If has keyword Q, than put in set B" etc.
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 20:50
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] Yup. Well now that sets is split into saved search, and collections.. it already does some of that
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] a saved search is just a bunch of filters: so you could filter by geolcation, or keyword, or source.. or all of the above.
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] The bit we're missing is tying specific channels to messages, and exposing that filter. ie. we could filter by 'twitter' but not by 'twitter messages with #ushahidi'
Ushbot
@ushbot
Apr 16 2015 21:09
[Robbie Mackay (Ushahidi)] alright I'm offline for the next few hours. Will probably only be online again to work on hiring stuff.