Workshop in Iringa for Taarifa

Jul 31, 2014

The workshop we did in Iringa district for how Taarifa would change workflow, as well as how the tool worked. The idea is that, if people see how systems can change based upon using the tool, they’ll help the process of tool use also be better.

HOPEX Roundup Part 1

Jul 21, 2014

The GWOBorg descended upon New York City this weekend for H.O.P.E. X, the bi-annual hackers conference organized by the fine folks at 2600 Magazine. H.O.P.E. stands for Hackers On Planet Earth, one of the most creative and diverse hacker events in the world. It’s been happening every other year since 1994. Willow and Diggz gave […]

What Response Can Learn from Co-Ops

Jun 17, 2014

I had an amazing chat with Emily M Lippold Cheney after meeting serendipitously at a Libre Fest in Cambridge. She agreed to do a GWOBcast on the overlap of digital response and the history of cooperatives. It reminded me a bit about the Brainmeats Lisha and I did awhile ago on The Culture of Eviction. CRISIS/VOID […]

Fairshare Community Mobile

Jun 13, 2014

Last weekend in several cities around the globe, over 600 telephony application developers gathered for TADHack, the first global telephony application hackathon.  Before we get into recapping the event, a quick tutorial on how to properly pronounce a word that many, many people struggle with… Telephony  te·LE·pho·ny  tə-ˈle-fə-nē  listen So, now that we all know […]

Technology as a Means to Equality

Technology as a Means to Equality

Jun 10, 2014

I had the honor recently of speaking at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF / Doctors Without Borders) Canada Annual General Assembly (AGA). While an international organization, each location has a very large group of people who work on decision and policy for their specific group for the year – usually in the AGA. These are […]

Taarifa Hackathon Updates

Taarifa Hackathon Updates

May 16, 2014

We camped out for a few lovely days at the inspiring Little Devices out of N51 at MIT. Hugs and hearts to Anna and Jose who brought their brains and their space to our hackdays. And didn’t find our requests for things like buckets, tubing, and CNC strange. We were constantly surrounded by go carts […]

Three Year Anniversary GWOBcast

Oct 22, 2013

As of October 10th, Geeks Without Bounds is no longer in our Terrible Twos! As we move into our third year of humanitarian technology work, we’d like to thank our generous program sponsors who have helped us develop both as a company and as contributors in the humanitarian field. Tropo and Splunk, we would not […]

Colorado Flooding Resources

Sep 13, 2013

Official Response Humanity Road has this phenomenal, and comprehensive, list of official pages and resources for the Colorado Floods. (And they’re just great in general) Maps Google Crisis Map CrowdMap Community Response Ongoing community resources doc from local folk (before they were evacuated) (you can embed this in other places via this code: <iframe src=””></iframe> ) […]

OpenITP San Francisco: FOIA Club

Mar 1, 2013

Geeks Without Bounds helped facillitate the Open ITP Club meeting at the Noisebridge iteration in San Francisco. We’ve compiled the resources gathered at the event, including videos of the talks and our notes on the event. Nate Cardozo from EFF spoke on the process of the Freedom of Information Act, commonly referred to as FOIA […]

Apps to Empower

Feb 19, 2013

Apps to Empower is seeking submissions for its global app-writing competition, and the deadline is April 30th. To be considered, teams from around the world will submit Android 2.2 applications that directly benefit women. Applications will be judged by a panel of judges based on the following criteria: a. Relevance – Value addition to the […]