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Geeks Without Bounds is an accelerator for humanitarian projects.

Extension for the Accelerator Deadline!

Jul 22, 2014

We’ve extended our Accelerator application deadline to the 31st of July, 2014 to allow project teams a little extra time to get their documentation to us. If you’ve been contemplating applying to our program, you now have 9 more days to get your application and supporting documents to us. APPLY NOW Good luck!

HOPEX Roundup Part 1

Jul 21, 2014

The GWOBorg descended upon New York City this weekend for H.O.P.E. X, the bi-annual hackers conference organized by the fine folks at 2600 Magazine. H.O.P.E. stands for Hackers On Planet Earth, one of the most creative and diverse hacker events in the world. It’s been happening every other year since 1994. Willow and Diggz gave […]

Responsible Project Lifecycle

Jul 19, 2014

We’re thrilled to announce our first white paper, inspired by the Engine Room’s Responsible Data Forum in Oakland months ago, and with interviews with Heather, Sara, Max, and Lisha! Responsible Humanitarian And Disaster Response Project Cycles : Embed a “kill date” on your PLATFORM. If people are using that platform, this becomes a part of […]

Apply for the July 2014 Accelerator!

Jul 2, 2014

GWOBites, technologists, and humanitarians, We are exceptionally pleased to announce that our 6 month Accelerator for Humanitarian Projects is now accepting applications for the next round! Make sure to have your application in by July 31st 2014 to qualify. APPLY TO THE ACCELERATOR What is the Accelerator for Humanitarian Projects? Geeks Without Bounds takes teams […]

Over 50 Hackathons in 3 1/2 Years

Over 50 Hackathons in 3 1/2 Years

Jun 25, 2014

Right now, we’re going through some internal accounting at Geeks Without Bounds, getting to grips with exactly what all we’ve done in our short lifetime as an organization, what projects we’ve assisted with, and what the cost to outcome ratio is. It’s a very useful exercise to go through. One of the things that surprised […]

What Response Can Learn from Co-Ops

Jun 17, 2014

I had an amazing chat with Emily M Lippold Cheney after meeting serendipitously at a Libre Fest in Cambridge. She agreed to do a GWOBcast on the overlap of digital response and the history of cooperatives. It reminded me a bit about the Brainmeats Lisha and I did awhile ago on The Culture of Eviction. CRISIS/VOID […]

Fairshare Community Mobile

Jun 13, 2014

Last weekend in several cities around the globe, over 600 telephony application developers gathered for TADHack, the first global telephony application hackathon.  Before we get into recapping the event, a quick tutorial on how to properly pronounce a word that many, many people struggle with… Telephony  te·LE·pho·ny  tə-ˈle-fə-nē  listen So, now that we all know […]

Technology as a Means to Equality

Technology as a Means to Equality

Jun 10, 2014

I had the honor recently of speaking at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF / Doctors Without Borders) Canada Annual General Assembly (AGA). While an international organization, each location has a very large group of people who work on decision and policy for their specific group for the year – usually in the AGA. These are […]

Updates from the Field – Taarifa in Iringa

Jun 4, 2014

I am utterly exhausted as I write this, but I wanted to get info out sooner rather than later. I’ll likely come back through in a few days for cleanup. We picked back up with Taarifa in London in, amazingly, the building it was birthed out of. Note I didn’t say conceived in. It’s a […]

Taarifa Hackathon Updates

Taarifa Hackathon Updates

May 16, 2014

We camped out for a few lovely days at the inspiring Little Devices out of N51 at MIT. Hugs and hearts to Anna and Jose who brought their brains and their space to our hackdays. And didn’t find our requests for things like buckets, tubing, and CNC strange. We were constantly surrounded by go carts […]