Tropo is sponsoring WordCamp Phoenix this weekend and giving away 3 FREE tickets!
Ushahidi is a platform for crowdsourcing information. Members of the public submit reports that are geo-located and then put on a map. The platform is used in disaster relief, election monitoring and just about any other situation where people need to learn things from one another quickly and concisely. Out of the box, Ushahidi allows people to submit reports via the web, mobile applications, Twitter, Facebook with support for a few SMS APIs as well.
Over the weekend, we kicked off a MadisonRuby Conference ticket give-away promotion sponsored by Tropo. We were excited to see 23 participants in our tweet-for-a-ticket contest! So how to you randomly select a winner for a Ruby conference giveaway? You write a quick Ruby script, Duh! With the help of BigTiger, the MadisonRuby conference organizer, we wrote the following script on github, ran it, and here is the winner….
Tropo is giving away 1 FREE pass to this week’s Madison Ruby conference! The conference is in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin and the venue is the elegant Overture Center for the Arts. The conference starts with workshops on Thursday, 8/18/2011, followed by two full days of dual track 40+ speaker sessions and after parties!
We are always excited to see developers using Tropo to extend GoogleVoice functionality and features by adding things like SIP and Call Forwarding and Call-In enhancements. Terry Swanson (@FunnyBoy243) is one of these cool developers who wrote 2 of these extensions and opensourced them for others to share and contribute: (more…)
Join Tropo at as we host the Central Florida Coders, Creatives & Entrepreneurs Pow-Wow on Wednesday, April 27 2011.
Ham radio or amateur radio communications has been around since the early 1900s. Ham radio technology has kept pace with traditional communications and may even be the only technology that allows people to communicate in natural disasters. Ham radio operators can communicate over very far distances using HF (high frequencies) as well as through satellites via AMSAT and even using VoIP over the Internet using EchoLink, IRLP, or D-STAR!
Join Tropo at BarCamp Orlando on Saturday, April 2 2011.
BarCamp Orlando is an annual community building event that brings together makers, creatives and developers from different backgrounds to share and learn from each other. There will be people who know Java, .NET, Ruby, Python, PHP, and other technologies coming together with people who know film, music, photography, graphic design, podcasting, and even other new Media.