We Salute: Stephen Hawking and Intel

Dec 11, 2014

Last week, Intel announced their upgrade to Stephen Hawking’s communications platform – a brand new, customizable model that allows him to communicate two times faster than he’s been able to to with his decades-old system… AND IT’S OPEN SOURCE. Our first reactions: One of the smartest people in the world can now communicate with us […]

February Digital Humanitarian Network Call-in

Feb 12, 2014

Audio can be downloaded from here. Topics We Covered The DHN Website The current DHN website is based on the Ning platform, and has a bunch of bottlenecks based on admin roles and how communication happens on it. It is also on a proprietary platform, antithetical to the values of some Network members. They have […]

Interview: Splunk4Good Program Director Corey Marshall

Jan 21, 2014

Splunk is one of Geeks Without Bounds’ fiscal sponsors (the other being Tropo.

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 […]

Bachchao’s Indiegogo Campaign

Oct 11, 2013

Note: Trigger warning for victims of assault. _____________________________________________ One of our January 2013 accelerator teams, The Bachchao Project, is hosting their first crowdfunding campaign! CONTRIBUTE NOW The team has released a mobile distress app that aids crime victims in the event of an attack by alerting trusted contacts of the victim’s location and recording a […]

Open Humanitarian Code Sprint Overview

Oct 2, 2013

OHI purpose The Open Humanitarian Initiative strives to revolutionize how information is shared in humanitarian response by engaging nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions, private sector technology companies, donors and governments in a shared vision that advocates for open data. Code sprint To enact this purpose, OHI hosted a code sprint to bring together individuals from a […]

Partnership with Splunk!

Apr 2, 2013

We’re entering into a partnership with Splunk as one of our program sponsors. We feel extremely fortunate to be working with a company that not only makes data easy to understand and analyze, but also actively engages in social good via their Splunk 4 Good program. What does this partnership mean for Geeks Without Bounds? […]

Digital Humanitarian Scaling Call

Mar 25, 2013

There’s an affiliations group called Digital Humanitarian Network which GWOB (and some other great groups) are a part of. The group is growing steadily, and defining itself as it goes. We played through a scenario together at ICCM 2012, and are looking forward to further interaction with people in the future. Below follow the notes […]

Uchaguzi: Monitoring the 2013 Kenyan Election

Uchaguzi: Monitoring the 2013 Kenyan Election

Mar 4, 2013

Today is the Kenyan general election, and their first election since the new constitution was implemented. After the 2008 Kenyan election, violence erupted amid alleged charges of results manipulation. Ushahidi, a crowdsourced reporting platform, provided visualizations of violence and citizen reports during both the 2008 and 2010 elections. For the 2013 elections, Ushahidi has launched […]

Splunk Sorts Sandy Social Data

Feb 25, 2013

In disaster situations, an overwhelming amount of data contributes to the chaos that responders must face. Splunk (one of GWOB’s partner organizations) is a real time engine for mission data, a powerful tool for turning the noise into usable information. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Splunk team put together a series of reports […]