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Geeks Without Bounds

Accelerating humanitarian projects

By School Factory

Project URL: gwob.org
Project Twitter: @GWOBorg

Organisation URL: schoolfactory.org

  • Community Engagement
  • Physical Computing
  • Social Software

Geeks Without Bounds is an accelerator for humanitarian projects. It take teams through a six month mentorship cycle to bring good intentions to a state of deployment. 

Humanitarian response is a long-standing community with a diverse ecosystem of organisations and methods. Recent focus on crowd sourcing and crisis mapping has brought an influx of technology volunteers and digital humanitarians to this already complex system. Contributing to response efforts without unnecessarily complicating this ecosystem is a difficult task.

One way of guiding this surge of attention has been through hackathons, where developers come together with experts to address stated problems. However, this model lacks a key component: a way for people to continue development after the event. Geeks Without Bounds accelerates these humanitarian initiatives.

Last updated: 27th of May, 2014

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