Mutual Aid Networks To Create Humanitarian Technology

Jan 18, 2018

Mutual Aid Network and Geeks Without Bounds are partnering up to make it easier to build humanitarian technology in a cooperative economic environment. On January 16 we had our first joint Webinar to share information about how to get involved with the Mutual Aid Network. We also talked about some of the software projects that […]

It’s Time For Communities To Own Their Internet Service

It’s Time For Communities To Own Their Internet Service

Dec 14, 2017

Are you ready to make it happen in your community? Take the first step by introducing yourself, and letting us know how you’d like to be involved. Click Here to get started. Don’t have time, but want to support the work? You can donate as little as $5 to fund this work.

Talking about Security in Activist Camps at SoS

Jul 3, 2017

The Students of Sustainability Conference is an environmental justice conference held in Australia every year. Today, I had the privilege to talk to folks at the conference via video conference. Unfortunately, my slides didn’t make it over, so I’ve added notes to my slides and shared them here for anyone to read through. This slide […]

Design A Jungle Network at RHoKSec this Thurs & Fri in Amsterdam

May 26, 2015

An indigenous community in Ecuador would like to build a wireless network that will cover a million acres of land in the Amazon. We’re going to use this to run a Taarifa instance to track pollution and illegal encroachment in their area. There are some challenges, though. Hardwood trees block radio signals. There are no […]

Our best wishes to Willow Bl00!

Feb 23, 2015

One of my favorite parts of being a part of an organization has come again: the off boarding. Many might be anxious about such a time, but I see it as the glorious moment of truth where you trust that what you have helped to nurture and build is bigger than you are. Geeks Without […]

Propose a project for Citizen Science Hackfest 2015!

Jan 21, 2015

Hello all you citizen scientists! We have an awesome opportunity for you. While the SciStarter’s Citizen Science Hackfest in-person registration is closed, Hackfest is accepting remote participants and project proposals for the Citizen Science Hackfest 2015. Woohoo! REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE REMOTELY Make sure to note in the comments section that you are a remote participant. […]

5 Year Anniversary: Haiti Response

Jan 14, 2015

Looking back 5 years ago to the 2010 Haitian earthquake, we as a humanitarian community need to reflect upon the outcomes, both negative and positive, of the response efforts post-quake. The outcomes need to be examined to better assess and improve our own systems of response, and to refine our understandings of what communities need […]

Friday Challenge: Baby’s In The Car Seat!

Friday Challenge: Baby’s In The Car Seat!

Jan 9, 2015

Background Every year, an average of 38 children die in the US when they are left in their car seat in a hot car. You might imagine that the parents of those children were just neglectful or uncaring, but you’d be wrong in nearly all of those cases. It’s horrifying to think, but our attempts […]

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 […]

Keynote at CascadiaJS 2014

Jul 31, 2014

Check out our very own robot, Willow Brugh, keynoting at CascadiaJS in Portland! Technology as A Means to Equality We are very proud to have this bot on our team. Yay Willow!