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A Small Victory, But More To Do

Dec 4, 2016

Tonight social media is all a flutter with news about the Army Corps of Engineers statement that they will not give any permit to ETP to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe. Many people think that this is a great victory and that the Water Protectors have won. But this is simply not […]

Protecting Human Life At Standing Rock
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Protecting Human Life At Standing Rock

Dec 3, 2016

On November 28, 2016 North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple ordered that the Water Protectors leave the Oceti Sakowin Camp located north of the Cannon Ball River. In his executive order he stated: I direct state agencies, emergency service officials, and nongovernmental organizations to reduce threats to public safety by not guaranteeing the provision of emergency […]

Internet at Standing Rock
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Internet at Standing Rock

Nov 15, 2016

Since September I’ve been working with the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. A big part of that work has been setting up Internet connectivity for camp. Before we even started on that, though, we sat down with members of the community at Standing Rock, most especially the elders who run […]

How Do We Stop Bad Use of Good Software?

How Do We Stop Bad Use of Good Software?

Sep 19, 2016

When you are building a piece of technology intended to help people in crisis, it’s important to think about all the ways that technology can be used that will go against the intended benefit, but there are limits to what you can plan for or mitigate. This has been a major theme of the discussions […]

Surprise! A Tesla Raffle!

Surprise! A Tesla Raffle!

Jul 28, 2016

Geeks Without Bounds is very excited that we have a kid’s Tesla Model S car that we will be raffling off at BSides Las Vegas on August 2-3, 2016. The Tesla kid’s car can plug into a Tesla home charger or the battery can be removed to recharge on a regular home electric socket. The […]

Providing security audits for small nonprofits

Jun 23, 2016

This August, GWOB staff and volunteers will be getting together in Las Vegas to talk about a new project we have in the works to provide security audits for small nonprofits at RHoKSec events. We want to build on the program we already have that brings cybersecurity students together with professionals for a weekend of […]

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Introducing Rose Nesbitt

Jun 14, 2016

Hello to the followers of the official Geeks Without Bounds blog! You may have noticed that there are no new posts here. The reason for that is GWOB has been so busy with projects that it’s been hard for anyone to sit down and tell everyone what’s been going on. Enter me! My name is […]

International Space Apps Challenge

Apr 22, 2016

International Space Apps Weekend has finally arrived! Geeks Without Bounds is happy to be co-organizing this years event with Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina for the second year in a row. If you are in the area, we’d love to see you. (If you are too far away, check http://spaceappschallenge.org to see if the […]

The BrainMeats! Podcast is back!

Mar 15, 2016

The BrainMeats! Podcast archive has been offline for over a year, and no new episodes came out after April of 2013. But this year, with the help of a grant from the US State Department through the US Consulate to Kolkata, India we’ve been able to bring the podcast back to life. With the support […]

Support GWOB’s Work In Tanzania

Dec 1, 2015

Did you know that most public water infrastructure in Tanzania breaks down within four years of installation? Or that it takes anywhere from 6 months to 2 years to repair those broken water points? Many charities exist to help build new clean water infrastructure in low income countries like Tanzania. They use your money to […]