New Terrastories features released! And a sneak peek of our 2022 roadmap

As we enter the month of May (already!) and as we at the Terrastories stewards team prepare to embark on a major project to rebuild parts of the Terrastories core codebase, it feels like a good time to take inventory of some recent developments and exciting new features that we just released and shipped to our production servers!

A very happy #Hacktoberfest for Terrastories and the Ruby community 🎃

It’s been almost a year and a half since I became acquainted with a wonderful community of open-source Ruby developers. At the time, I was scurrying from one corporate office to another, trying to find the right party to build a geostorytelling application for my organization, the Amazon Conservation Team…

Temporary Teams with Miranda Wang (Storytime with Managers)

Originally posted on Storytime with Managers by WeCohere, here. “Storytime With Managers” are the questions you would ask an expert over a cup of coffee (including the ones you feel scared to ask), packaged up into 20min podcast episodes. Temporary Teams with Miranda Wang – Transcript JENNIFER: Welcome to Storytime with Managers, a podcast by …

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Mapping oral history in the rainforests of Suriname

The classroom was abuzz. Groups of students sat together around mobile phones, exploring a digital map of their traditional homeland, watching videos of their elders telling stories of community history and traditions. Watching them, I could tell that the Terrastories project was onto something.

Giving Back: Homesnap Joins Hack-a-Thon for Good

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a hack-a-thon of a special nature. Homesnap sponsored my participation in Ruby for Good, a conference where developers, product managers, and product designers come together to create websites and software for non-profit organizations. As part of Ruby for Good, I had the incredible honor to work with Rudo Kemper (part of the Amazon Conservation Team, or ACT) to design and build Terrastories.

ACT partakes in Ruby for Good 2018 to develop offline geostorytelling app Terrastories for remote communities

I just came back from an exhilarating weekend at Ruby for Good 2018 to work with a team to develop an open-source, offline-compatible geostorytelling application. I want to share my experiences, but first, some history. Almost twenty years ago, ACT partnered with the Trio (or sometimes Tyrío, Tarëno) indigenous communities in southern Suriname and northern Brazil to …

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