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Geeks Without Bounds is an accelerator for humanitarian projects.

Mozilla Open Badges

Mar 28, 2014

Mozilla has created an Open Badges platform intended to make experience, knowledge, and proficiency of volunteers/organizations more legible and navigable. Through Badgekit, organizations are able to create, assess and issue badges. This platform easily connects with websites and services so integration of Open Badges is easily brought to communities. In their own words: What is […]

Value-Based Design Workshop

Mar 21, 2014

Bex and I put together a Value-Based Design workshop for the Codesign Studio at MIT Media Lab. Originally posted on the Codesign site (and then to the Civic blog and Bex’s blog). Here’s how we did it: link to the hackpad version of this post When you are designing a project for social justice, where do you start? In this workshop, […]

PHA Innovation Challenge: Update on Teams!

Mar 9, 2014

The teams are hacking away on their projects – take a look at what they’re working on below, and check out The Feast’s breakdown of Day 1! On of the onsite subject matter experts in food sciences, Dr. Deirdre Rogers, said of the projects that “there are at least 3 commercially viable and solidly-planned projects […]

In Events

PHA Innovation Challenge: Call for Coders!

Mar 8, 2014

Geeks Without Bounds is currently at the PHA Innovation Challenge in the center of Washington, DC, and we’re low on coders! The teams at this hackathon are currently working on applications that help solve childhood obesity. You can read about the challenges and the solutions that teams are working on at https://pha.hackpad.com/collection/vuHnGUYaUu5 If you’re in […]

Get Your Tech On For The PHA Innovation Challenge

Mar 7, 2014

Tomorrow morning, we’ll be getting together with representatives from the Partnership for a Healthier America and a group of coders, designers, writers, teachers and other subject matter experts to prototype solutions to two challenges that the PHA has set for this year’s pre-conference hackathon. If you are coming to event, it’s time to make sure […]

PHA Innovation Challenge: Health Resources for Families

Mar 7, 2014

The Challenge: Childhood Obesity The second area we’re focusing on in the challenge of childhood obesity is local health resources for families. Most of the knowledge about food and exercise is passed down and taught in the home. Often, this information is scarce as there are few options for exercise, play, and healthy food options, […]

PHA Innovation Challenge: Healthy Food Curriculum

Mar 3, 2014

The Partnership for A Healthier America Innovation Challenge is fast approaching, and we’d like to give you some insight into the challenges we’ll be tackling over the course of the weekend on the issue of Childhood Obesity. The Challenge: Childhood Obesity The first area we’re focusing on in the challenge of childhood obesity has to […]

Join us for TADHack in Madrid

Join us for TADHack in Madrid

Feb 26, 2014

This June in Madrid, Geeks Without Bounds will be curating a special humanitarian theme at TADHack, the Telephony Application Developer Hackathon.  TADHack is a global event, created and driven by the grassroots of the telecommunications industry to “help developers discover the latest ways to add communications to their application, services and business processes.” Many of the […]

February Digital Humanitarian Network Call-in

Feb 12, 2014

Audio can be downloaded from here. Topics We Covered The DHN Website The current DHN website is based on the Ning platform, and has a bunch of bottlenecks based on admin roles and how communication happens on it. It is also on a proprietary platform, antithetical to the values of some Network members. They have […]

Partnership for a Healthier America Innovation Challenge

Jan 28, 2014

Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), First Lady Michell Obama’s brainchild, is gearing up for their annual Building a Healthier Future Summit. Industry leaders, technologists, and subject matters experts will gather to explore the challenges and solutions associated with health in the US. With the help of Geeks Without Bounds and The Feast, PHA has […]