Contributor pages

Welcome to the Ushahidi contributor pages. Ushahidi is a global not-for-profit technology company that develops integrated tools and services to enable people to generate solutions and mobilize communities for good. We build our open-source software with the intent of strengthening communities and improving lives, empowering users to rapidly and purposefully gather, analyze, respond and act on data and information.

We love having you here. But before you start, to ensure everyone has a good experience, we ask everyone that interacts with our community and staff to read our Code of Conduct and our Values:

Ways of contributing

There are many ways to get involved with Ushahidi, and some of them are great for first time contributors.

📝 I am interested in writing documentation

If you find an area of the Ushahidi platform that could use better docs, we would love to hear from you in an issue, and would be seriously excited if you send a Pull Request. This is a great way to get involved, and one of the highest impact changes you can make. You can choose to work on user documentation, fix typos, or add new sections for discussion and collaboration with the community. Every little bit helps. Read more about what to have in mind when you write documentation here.

🐛 I found a bug and want to report it

If you found an issue/bug, please report it here. Someone on the team will jump in to check it, try to help, and prioritize it for future development depending on the issue type.

If you think you have found a security issue, please follow this link where we explain our disclosure and reporting policies.

⌨️ I want to fix a bug

💡A note about new features

Feature development is generally driven by our product and engineering team members, but if you have a great idea or found a user need that we haven't covered, you are more than welcome to make a suggestion in the form of a GitHub issue here, or reach out to Ushahidi staff on Discord.

🎨 I want to contribute to Design

If you are a designer and want to contribute to Ushahidi, please contact the Ushahidi design team at

🔍 I want to do QA and testing

If you are interested in helping us QA and test new releases, please send an email to or through the Join the Ushahidi community section of these docs to request access to the test environment.

🌍 I want to contribute to translations

Help us make the platform available in as many languages as possible.

💁 I want to help other users in the community

You are welcome and encouraged to jump in and help other members of the community, either by responding to issues in GitHub or jumping into our community channels to answer questions. Read more here how to join the community channels.

👨‍💻 I want to help out in a project as a volunteer

We encourage community development workers, international development workers, activists and volunteers to join in and contribute with their knowledge and experience. Start by reaching out in our community channels and introduce yourself, read more here how to join our channels.

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