Category Archives: Inside OH

Inside OurHood: meet the team!

Here’s why your community needs OurHood

We have Facebook to stay in touch with friends, Uber to catch a ride and Twitter to share our thoughts. But there is one aspect of our physical lives that is yet to be specifically catered for online – connecting to our neighbours.…

TECH TALK: Q&A on Classifieds and Recommendations

By now you must have seen the new Classifieds and Recommendation sections on OurHood. Maybe you’ve even managed to sell a few items to your neighbours. OurHood front-end developer, Micheal Botes gives us an overview of what work went into creating these new features that…

Tech Talk – Our Front End

In the last year, the OurHood engineers have had the strenuous task of rebuilding and rewriting the structure of the platform. This rewrite was necessary to not only transition from old technology but to also improve functionality, usability and design. Micheal Botes, OurHood…

Important maintenance checks ahead of the storm

Heavy rain, gale force winds and low temperatures are expected this week as South Africa is set to experience a significant winter storm. And while this storm may mark the unofficial start of winter, during which storms and heavy rainfall occur regularly, it…

Content Marketing & Social Media Intern

OurHood is searching for a content marketing and social media intern starting from end of August/beginning of September 2016 for a period of 3 or 5 months. TASKS: Managing social media accounts: constant attention to share stories, create original content and promote OurHood through…

OurHood – connecting neighbours

The way we communicate with each other has evolved so rapidly that “being connected” has topped our well-being priority list. And who can blame us? Humans are essentially social creatures. Modern technology and communication platforms have made it easier to fulfil this crucial…

OurHood loves our dads this Father’s Day

With more than 60% of OurHood neighbours being male, we understand how special fathers are in protecting their families and building better communities. Father’s Day is just one of many moments when we take the time to show our appreciation. The OurHood team…

Farewell to community driven intern

Creative marketing ideas, crazy communications skills and a strong community spirit are just a few things that have made Kim van de Geest a valuable member of the OurHood team. Today we say goodbye to the face behind our rocking Twitter account and…

OurHood – Connecting people, connecting resources!

With new apps like airbnb, Uber, and yours truly surfacing every day, the global digital sphere is becoming saturated with different products and services, all of which create extra Noise! Because of this saturation, economic terms such as “sharing economy”, “peer economy”, and “collaborative consumption” are getting…