This is a guest post by Willow Brugh, director of Geeks Without Bounds
Hi, I’m Willow Brugh (aka willowbl00), and I have the honor of telling you about Geeks Without Bounds and response, specifically to Hurricane Sandy. What’s Geeks Without Bounds, you ask? GWOB links together hacker, maker, and developer communities to humanitarian organizations to make good ideas field ready. We participate heavily in other people’s hackathons (like Random Hacks of Kindness and SpaceApps), and provide 6 months of mentorship to teams and projects (some of which come out of those hackathons). We are accepting applications through December 12th. /shamelessPlug
What an amazing weekend the Tropo team had across the country this weekend, with Tropo representing at simultaneous events in Seattle, Philadelphia, New York City & Raleigh. In Seattle, Tropo teamed up with Geeks Without Bounds to be the U.S. Main Stage event for Random Hacks of Kindness. We gathered folks from NASA, Microsoft, Crisis Commons, Code for America and brought together geeks like Chris Pirillo (founder of Gnomedex), Chris Metcalf (Socrata), Mike Laine (Liftport Space Elevator) and Ed Jezierski (CTO of Instedd).
This weekend will be a busy one for hacking events and codeathons in general, and a busy one for the hackers at Tropo as well.
Tropo is joining Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, The World Bank and NASA at the Random Hacks of Kindness Hackathon (RHoK #3) on June 3-5 in Seattle and Philadelphia! Seattle is going to be the ONLY main stage RHoK event in the United States, and we’re proud to be sponsoring the event and reception with our friends at Geeks without Bounds.
Tropo is joining Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, The World Bank and NASA at the Random Hacks of Kindness Hackathon (RHoK #2) on December 4-5 in San Francisco and Seattle!