Grassroots Mutual Aid Coordination for Crisis Response

Grassroots Mutual Aid Coordination for Crisis Response

Sep 7, 2017

NB: This is the initial challenge that started the virtual hackathon for disaster response this week. We have since opened the event up for additional challenges, including bug fixes and feature requests on existing open source disaster response projects. ALL WORK for this event is intended to be released with an open license listed at […]

Crisis Response Activation for Software Developers

Crisis Response Activation for Software Developers

Sep 6, 2017

NEEDED IMMEDIATELY: Software architects, UI/UX designers, coders, database developers Join our Virtual Hackathon in progress NOW. Hurricane Harvey has devastated Texas. Hurricane Irma is hitting the Caribbean now and is on its way to Florida. The Western US is dealing with thousands of fires that are threatening homes, businesses, farms, and millions of acres of […]

International Space Apps Challenge

Apr 22, 2016

International Space Apps Weekend has finally arrived! Geeks Without Bounds is happy to be co-organizing this years event with Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina for the second year in a row. If you are in the area, we’d love to see you. (If you are too far away, check http://spaceappschallenge.org to see if the […]

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 […]

Hackathon against Gender Based Violence 2016 : Call for Applications

Oct 14, 2015

With great pleasure, we are announcing the “Hackathon against Gender Based Violence” which will take place in Ranchi during Jan 24-26, 2016 . This hackathon will focus on building sustainable technologies to prevent gender based violence . Phase 1 Applicants :  We invite you to apply for the hackathon by Thursday, November 5th, 2015. The […]

A New Model of Hackathon at #Haxpo

A New Model of Hackathon at #Haxpo

May 29, 2015

A little over two weeks ago, I headed for Tanzania with a bit of stress in my head. Hack In The Box, and our RHoKSec hackathon, were fast approaching and we only had a single sign up on the Eventbrite. It’s a little hard to run a hackathon with just one participant and two organizers. […]

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. […]