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 […]

Open Call for Round 1 of the 2015 Accelerator Projects!

Feb 5, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the first round of the 2015 Accelerator for Humanitarian Projects is now open for project submissions! The Geeks Without Bounds accelerator program is six months of mentorship to take your humanitarian Open Source project from the prototyping stage to toward deployment. We’ll help you figure out your legal container, […]

Workshop in Iringa for Taarifa

Jul 31, 2014

The workshop we did in Iringa district for how Taarifa would change workflow, as well as how the tool worked. The idea is that, if people see how systems can change based upon using the tool, they’ll help the process of tool use also be better.

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 […]

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 […]

Bachchao’s Indiegogo Campaign

Oct 11, 2013

Note: Trigger warning for victims of assault. _____________________________________________ One of our January 2013 accelerator teams, The Bachchao Project, is hosting their first crowdfunding campaign! CONTRIBUTE NOW The team has released a mobile distress app that aids crime victims in the event of an attack by alerting trusted contacts of the victim’s location and recording a […]

Support Bachchao Through Indiegogo

Aug 31, 2013

GWOB Accelerator alumnae Bachchao are currently running Click Here to Donate

Welcoming the June 2013 Teams!

Jul 1, 2013

6 months of mentorship. There is a disconnect between technologists with the skills to effect humanitarian change and the organizations with the resources, networks, and know-how to put those changes into effect. This is where we come in. Geeks Without Bounds’ six month mentorship program provides agile, project-based teams with the guidance they need to […]

June 2013 Accelerator is now open to applicants!

June 2013 Accelerator is now open to applicants!

Jun 10, 2013

Geeks Without Bounds is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the June 2013 round of the Accelerator for Humanitarian Projects. Submit your project by June 20th, 2013 to be eligible. How It Works Submit a five minute video about your intended project, a business plan, and any other relevant contextual information. […]

May Accelerator Team Updates

May 24, 2013

As our teams near the end of their time with our accelerator, they are focusing on logistical considerations, building business relationships and networks, and data analysis. They most recently met with Kate Chapman of OpenStreetMap and discussed data and user needs for their applications. Agrodomestics Agrodomestics is developing a model of developer-user interaction with both […]