On Tuesday 20th June 2017 Gather launched the first demo of the Gather platform.
Over 50 people gathered at the Urban Innovation Centre in London, UK from the spheres of sanitation, data, mapping, technology and philanthropy. Gather's team demonstrated the platform's capability to layer together slum layouts, the location of toilet facilities and the population density all onto one easy to use, interactive map. The demo focused on Mathare, a slum home to 180,000 people in Nairobi, Kenya. The demo also premiered the Gather Index, the platform's unique metric that helps the users to gain actionable insight into improving sanitation based on the Sustainable Development Goal targets.
The demo was later showcased for beta testing at Stockholm Water Week in August 2017 and is under further development.