Geeks Without Bounds is a Washington State nonprofit organization fiscally sponsored by School Factory, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. We support humanitarian open source projects through a combination of hackathons and an accelerator program.
Hackathons provide an opportunity for volunteers to work on civic and humanitarian challenges, building prototype solutions or adding new features and documentation to existing projects. The Accelerator Program helps promising projects develop from the prototype stage into a sustainable project with significant impact.
GWOB also works with other organizations to provide educational opportunities where a hackathon may serve as a starting point, an intermediate assessment tool, or a capstone project.