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 […]

The Open Humanitarian Initiative Code Sprint

Sep 4, 2013

Next week, from the 9th to the 13th of September, technologists and subject matter experts are going to get together each day at locations in Birmingham, England and Arlington, VA (near Washington, DC) to work on Open Humanitarian software. The Open Humanitarian Initiative is a technology incubator and accelerator that will enable the sharing of […]

EveryoneHacks Chicago

Jun 18, 2013

As we near the event, here’s our detailed breakdown of schedule and speakers so you can make the most of your hacking weekend. Don’t forget to sign up via our handy dandy ticketing tool (also known as Eventbrite): Lightning Talks* Crisis Communications Anne Peterson, Director of Digital Strategy at Lipman Hearne UI/UX: Design and Impact […]

RHoK New Orleans and National Day of Civic Hacking

May 22, 2013

Random Hacks of Kindness is upon us! While we’ll be participating in several cities around the globe, New Orleans is our main event. Our very own Willow will be running the show (watch for the blue-haired one). This year’s challenges are curated with the needs of the New Orleans community in mind, as well as […]

First Hackathon to Be Held in Haiti

Feb 1, 2013

Digital Democracy is hosting “From Local Solutions to National Systems,” a gender-based violence Hackathon in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. See the following press release and the event page here for more details. Digital Democracy Hosts the First Hackathon to Take Place in Haiti Event convenes Haitian & International developers to address gender-based violence Feb 1, 2013, Port-au-Prince, […]

Everyone Hacks: Post-Event Breakdown

Jan 25, 2013

Everyone Hacks was a resounding success! Our teams were dedicated, our sponsors generous, and our judges thoughtful. This isn’t our first rodeo, but we were impressed with the level of creativity in forming solutions to educational challenges from everyone involved. To get the full social media experience, check out the hashtag #EveryoneHacks on twitter and […]