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 […]

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 […]

Random Hacks of Kindness Security at HAXPO

May 15, 2015

We’re just two weeks away from the Random Hacks of Kindness Security (RHoKSec) hackathon at Hack In The Box/HAXPO! Join us in building, testing, and improving open source humanitarian projects. Testing Taarifa civic infrastructure reporting tools for vulnerabilities. This software is already being used to manage municipal water systems and other civic infrastructure in Tanzania. […]

International SpaceApps Challenge 2015

Feb 4, 2015

It’s that time of year again! Geeks Without Bounds will be hosting two iterations of NASA’s International SpaceApps Challenge (ISAC) this year. Join 9000+ participants around the globe to hack on data, hardware, software, and educational resources. This year’s ISAC will take place the weekend of April 11th – 12th, 2015. We’re spanning the U.S. […]

Events We Like: Hack Housing

Jan 28, 2015

CAVEAT: While Geeks Without Bounds does not endorse hackathons that give cash prizes, we feel that this is an important cause to contribute to and we encourage our network to engage on this issue for the sake of humanitarian work. Subvert the paradigm of competition and collaborate PROLIFICALLY! ___________________________________________________________________ Hack Housing: Empowering Smarter Decisions – […]

In Events

Upcoming Hackathons We Like

Jan 15, 2015

Hello GWOBites! We at Geeks Without Bounds wanted to let you know about some awesome events outside of our organization that we recommend you attend. SocialGoodHacks January 31, 2015 The Point Community Development Corporation 940 Garrison Ave (Entrance on Manida St)Bronx NY 10474 USA “Presented by The Knowledge House, THE POINT CDC and The Young […]

Fairshare Community Mobile

Jun 13, 2014

Last weekend in several cities around the globe, over 600 telephony application developers gathered for TADHack, the first global telephony application hackathon.  Before we get into recapping the event, a quick tutorial on how to properly pronounce a word that many, many people struggle with… Telephony  te·LE·pho·ny  tə-ˈle-fə-nē  listen So, now that we all know […]

Taarifa Hackathon Updates

Taarifa Hackathon Updates

May 16, 2014

We camped out for a few lovely days at the inspiring Little Devices out of N51 at MIT. Hugs and hearts to Anna and Jose who brought their brains and their space to our hackdays. And didn’t find our requests for things like buckets, tubing, and CNC strange. We were constantly surrounded by go carts […]

Water Infrastructure in Tanzania

May 1, 2014

We’d like to invite you to come hack on data, software (front and back end), hardware, and all the bits between in Cambridge at MIT’s Little Devices on May 7th and 8th (, in London May 24th and 25th (, and in Dar es Salaam ( May 31st and June 1st. The Challenge There’s not […]