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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Digital Humanitarian Network Summit 2013: Summary and Outcomes

Jan 13, 2014

The Digital Humanitarian Network Summit 2013 was held in Nairobi, Kenya. Hundreds of members of the response community had gathered for International Conference of Crisis Mappers 2013, and DHN was an pertinent, actionable followup to a meeting of minds around crisis mapping and humanitarian response. The weekend focused on the following breakout sessions: Why do […]

Open Badges for Crisis Response

Jan 8, 2014

Just before the Dublin Hacks event, I found myself in London for Mozfest, the yearly conference for Mozilla. I was there to wander and schmooze, but then I met Jess Klein (now listed on our Who-Is page!). She was working on HackLabs in disaster areas, based on her experience during Hurricane Sandy. What would be […]

ICCM vizthinks

ICCM vizthinks

Dec 26, 2013

Ignite Talks 5-minute talks on a wide variety of subjects. Keynote from Andrej Verity on the Digital Humanitarian Network You Can’t Get There From Here Panel on data and communications in difficult-to-reach places.

Boston Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon

Oct 29, 2013

As we mentioned previously, Geeks Without Bounds is hosting the Boston Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon at MIT’s Media Lab on Nov 8th and 9th. This is a controversial location to hold the hackathon. We know. We’ve chosen to use this site both as a reclamation and as a conversation on the nature of activism, its […]

The Digital Humanitarian Network Summit 2013

Oct 21, 2013

Geeks Without Bounds will be hosting the Digital Humanitarian Network Summit 2013 at 88mph Garage in Nairobi, Kenya. We’ll be examining current humanitarian challenges in relation to technology, digital response, and crisis management. Participants will brainstorm and plan ways in which we can create solutions to those challenges using adaptable, agile methods and tools. We […]