SwiftRiver 101

Thank you for your interest in SwiftRiver 101, a workshop designed to introduce the SwiftRiver platform to potential users, developers and others interested in learning more. Join us if you want to learn the basics, the theory and science behind the project, and to meet others interested in SwiftRiver. We will have several presentations on the platform and we’ll have small break-out sessions on plugin development, customizations and examples of use.

SwiftRiver is a realtime information gathering platform can be used for aiding emergency response, election monitoring, online research, social media brand monitoring, twitter aggregation and mining, news gathering, data mining, aggregate feeds, curating trusted sources and more. We’ll go in depth as to how and why we feel it’s effective.

SwiftRiver’s public Beta will be release in late August 2010. For more on Swift, visit us at http://swift.ushahidi.com

Location and Time

5th July 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Keyworth Centre London vist their website at http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/


London South Bank University is on the map whether you’re travelling by mainline train, London Underground, taxi or bus. Plus, they’re just a 10-minute stroll from the River Thames. Map

Tentative Schedule


  • 4:45-5:15: Arrival
  • 5:15: Welcome and Introductions
  • 5:30: Overview of SwiftRiver
  • 6:00: SwiftRiver Web Services Presentation: SiLCC, Reverberations, RiverID, SiCDS, SULSa (SiLCC – Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, Reverberations – Social Media Influence, RiverID – Distributed Trust, SiCDs – Content Analysis and Duplication Filtering, SULSa – Location Service API)
  • 6:30: Q&A and Close


Please note that space is limited and registering gives us a quick headcount. Click the link to confirm your attendance. If you have any queries, please contact us at jon [at] ushahidi [dot] com

Registration has now ended.