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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 […]

Poverty and Africa
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Poverty and Africa

Nov 28, 2015

If you want to understand poverty in Africa, it wouldn’t hurt to start out by getting your head around poverty in America. Many people would argue that the two come from vastly different histories and can’t be compared, but the dynamic similarities are striking — and useful if we want to find solutions to them […]

Gender based violence in Eastern India

Oct 27, 2015

Written by: Chinmayi SK India’s rugged north-east ( which consists of the seven states of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram,Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and the Himalayan state of Sikkim) and the eastern parts (Jharkand , Orissa , West Bengal) of India has seen a rise in crimes against women over the past decade. In 2014, the […]

Hackathon against Gender Based Violence 2016 : Call for Applications

Oct 14, 2015

With great pleasure, we are announcing the “Hackathon against Gender Based Violence” which will take place in Ranchi during Jan 24-26, 2016 . This hackathon will focus on building sustainable technologies to prevent gender based violence . Phase 1 Applicants :  We invite you to apply for the hackathon by Thursday, November 5th, 2015. The […]

A New Model of Hackathon at #Haxpo

A New Model of Hackathon at #Haxpo

May 29, 2015

A little over two weeks ago, I headed for Tanzania with a bit of stress in my head. Hack In The Box, and our RHoKSec hackathon, were fast approaching and we only had a single sign up on the Eventbrite. It’s a little hard to run a hackathon with just one participant and two organizers. […]

Design A Jungle Network at RHoKSec this Thurs & Fri in Amsterdam

May 26, 2015

An indigenous community in Ecuador would like to build a wireless network that will cover a million acres of land in the Amazon. We’re going to use this to run a Taarifa instance to track pollution and illegal encroachment in their area. There are some challenges, though. Hardwood trees block radio signals. There are no […]

Hacking on Pidgin at RHoKSec at Haxpo on 28-29 May!

Hacking on Pidgin at RHoKSec at Haxpo on 28-29 May!

May 24, 2015

Pidgin, a wonder and versatile Instant Messaging client that anyone can use allows for connecting to a wide-variety of popular chat networks, such as AIM, ICQ, IRC, Jabber, XMPP, Facebook, Google Hangouts, iMessages, etc. A very interesting feature that IM clients, such as MSN Messenger, back in the day, lacked was end-to-end encryption, something that […]

Build Secure Firefox OS Apps at RHoKSec in Amsterdam

Build Secure Firefox OS Apps at RHoKSec in Amsterdam

May 18, 2015

FirefoxOS is the mobile device operating system from Mozilla. The system is fully open source and free as in Liberty unlike Android which is open in theory, but actually fairly locked down in practice. Mozilla markets their phone most heavily to people in low resource countries and to the poor, including migrants, in high resource […]