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PHA Innovation Challenge: Call for Coders!

Mar 8, 2014

Geeks Without Bounds is currently at the PHA Innovation Challenge in the center of Washington, DC, and we’re low on coders! The teams at this hackathon are currently working on applications that help solve childhood obesity. You can read about the challenges and the solutions that teams are working on at If you’re in […]

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 […]

Join us for TADHack in Madrid

Join us for TADHack in Madrid

Feb 26, 2014

This June in Madrid, Geeks Without Bounds will be curating a special humanitarian theme at TADHack, the Telephony Application Developer Hackathon.  TADHack is a global event, created and driven by the grassroots of the telecommunications industry to “help developers discover the latest ways to add communications to their application, services and business processes.” Many of the […]

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 […]

Encrypting Communications

Encrypting Communications

Jan 7, 2014

Being in Berlin reminded me that I haven’t been around the hackers I know and love since my last round of gadget aquirement. A lot of conversations have been happening recently around the usability of crypto-aware tools (including an event in DC on Jan 11th that GWOB is doing with OpenITP – you should go!). What we […]

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Organizing a Digital Humanitarian Network Meetup

Dec 27, 2013

There are lots of good resources on how to put together a good meetup, but here’s one specific to GWOB + DHN Meetups. Know what your Goals are Meeting like-minded people sure is great. If you want to meet up just to meet, that’s awesome! But it’s important to know what the goals are, and […]

Dublin Hacks Presentations!

Nov 27, 2013

We had a bunch of great projects presented at Dublin Hacks. Here are the details on their specs and focus. Search and Rescue S&R has the aspect of integrating smartphones with a central system, with volunteers on an open source map. They are creating an Android app to server communications. Users can search for and […]

Stop Hacking without specing: a Top 10 needed (Crossposted via

Nov 15, 2013

NOTE: This is cross posted (with permission from Heather Leson).  The original post can be found here Stop Hacking without specing: a Top 10 needed Posted in community, crisis, CrisisCommons, CrisisMappers, Geeks without Bounds, Humanitarian,Mappers, open data By Heather On November 15, 2013   Here we are again. It is the day before a mass of hackathons occur around the world. It is exciting and […]