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Internet at Standing Rock
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Internet at Standing Rock

Nov 15, 2016

Since September I’ve been working with the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. A big part of that work has been setting up Internet connectivity for camp. Before we even started on that, though, we sat down with members of the community at Standing Rock, most especially the elders who run […]

How Do We Stop Bad Use of Good Software?

How Do We Stop Bad Use of Good Software?

Sep 19, 2016

When you are building a piece of technology intended to help people in crisis, it’s important to think about all the ways that technology can be used that will go against the intended benefit, but there are limits to what you can plan for or mitigate. This has been a major theme of the discussions […]

Surprise! A Tesla Raffle!

Surprise! A Tesla Raffle!

Jul 28, 2016

Geeks Without Bounds is very excited that we have a kid’s Tesla Model S car that we will be raffling off at BSides Las Vegas on August 2-3, 2016. The Tesla kid’s car can plug into a Tesla home charger or the battery can be removed to recharge on a regular home electric socket. The […]

Providing security audits for small nonprofits

Jun 23, 2016

This August, GWOB staff and volunteers will be getting together in Las Vegas to talk about a new project we have in the works to provide security audits for small nonprofits at RHoKSec events. We want to build on the program we already have that brings cybersecurity students together with professionals for a weekend 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 […]

The BrainMeats! Podcast is back!

Mar 15, 2016

The BrainMeats! Podcast archive has been offline for over a year, and no new episodes came out after April of 2013. But this year, with the help of a grant from the US State Department through the US Consulate to Kolkata, India we’ve been able to bring the podcast back to life. With the support […]

Support GWOB’s Work In Tanzania

Dec 1, 2015

Did you know that most public water infrastructure in Tanzania breaks down within four years of installation? Or that it takes anywhere from 6 months to 2 years to repair those broken water points? Many charities exist to help build new clean water infrastructure in low income countries like Tanzania. They use your money to […]

Poverty and Africa
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Poverty and Africa

Nov 28, 2015

If you want to understand poverty in Africa, it wouldn’t hurt to start out by getting your head around poverty in America. Many people would argue that the two come from vastly different histories and can’t be compared, but the dynamic similarities are striking — and useful if we want to find solutions to them […]

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 […]