Extension for the Accelerator Deadline!

Jul 22, 2014

We’ve extended our Accelerator application deadline to the 31st of July, 2014 to allow project teams a little extra time to get their documentation to us. If you’ve been contemplating applying to our program, you now have 9 more days to get your application and supporting documents to us. APPLY NOW Good luck!

Responsible Project Lifecycle

Jul 19, 2014

We’re thrilled to announce our first white paper, inspired by the Engine Room’s Responsible Data Forum in Oakland months ago, and with interviews with Heather, Sara, Max, and Lisha! Responsible Humanitarian And Disaster Response Project Cycles : Embed a “kill date” on your PLATFORM. If people are using that platform, this becomes a part of […]

Mozilla Open Badges

Mar 28, 2014

Mozilla has created an Open Badges platform intended to make experience, knowledge, and proficiency of volunteers/organizations more legible and navigable. Through Badgekit, organizations are able to create, assess and issue badges. This platform easily connects with websites and services so integration of Open Badges is easily brought to communities. In their own words: What is […]

PHA Innovation Challenge: Update on Teams!

Mar 9, 2014

The teams are hacking away on their projects – take a look at what they’re working on below, and check out The Feast’s breakdown of Day 1! On of the onsite subject matter experts in food sciences, Dr. Deirdre Rogers, said of the projects that “there are at least 3 commercially viable and solidly-planned projects […]

Partnership for a Healthier America Innovation Challenge

Jan 28, 2014

Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), First Lady Michell Obama’s brainchild, is gearing up for their annual Building a Healthier Future Summit. Industry leaders, technologists, and subject matters experts will gather to explore the challenges and solutions associated with health in the US. With the help of Geeks Without Bounds and The Feast, PHA has […]

Geeks Without Bounds Indiegogo Campaign!

Jul 2, 2013

PEOPLE. We have an Indiegogo campaign! If you can’t tell, we are ridiculously excited. We’re hoping to crowd-source a grant writer so GWOB can do more in the digital humanitarian realm. See the video below for more info. Thank you for your support!

International Space Apps Challenge in Glasgow

Apr 9, 2013

This field report is posted by Lisha Sterling. In just two weeks people will be gathering in person at 75 locations around the world and on the International Space Station for the Second International Space Apps Challenge. Geeks Without Bounds organized the San Francisco event last year, and we are proud to be organizing two […]

Random Hacks of Kindness in SF

Random Hacks of Kindness in SF

Nov 21, 2012

Once again, Geeks Without Bounds are proud to be an organizer of Random Hacks of Kindness in San Francisco on the weekend of November 31 – December 2, 2012. This popular humanitarian hackathon takes place simultaneously in locations around the world, giving you the opportunity to work with local and international teams and make a […]

A suggestion for increased SME involvement at hackathons

Oct 17, 2012

During the weekend of September 21-23, a group of hackers and disaster management specialists met at Aston University in Birmingham, England to work on software to support the needs of civil defense managers before, during and after a disaster (see http://h4d2.eu). The weekend was successful in moving several existing projects forward in development as well […]

6 Months of Mentorship

May 23, 2012

The prototype of Geeks Without Bounds’ Accelerator for Humanitarian Projects will begin at June’s Random Hacks of Kindness. What it is It’s vital to know where your project fits in the world of humanitarian response. Is someone already building something like this? Who would use this tool, and could they do so safely? For July […]