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Geeks Without Bounds

Northwest Academy 1208 SW 13th Ave, 2nd floor Portland, OR

Access parking from From 13th St. We're in the 2-story Plaza Building (not the 5-story bldg). Park anywhere except in the auction winner’s spot. If lot is full, use the lot behind the 5-story bldg. Doors will be monitored for access until 6:20 PM.



Please note that this meeting starts at 7:00 PM! Doors will be monitored for access until 7:20 PM

Join us for a combined meeting with TA3M Seattle!

Geeks Without Bounds (GWOB) is a humanitarian organization of technologists, first responders, policymakers, and volunteers that works towards improving access to communication and technology. With a focus on working with communities that have limited infrastructure due to violence, negligence, or catastrophe, GWOB organizes hack-a-thons for humanitarian technology, and helps prototype projects intended to turn into long-term initiatives through their Accelerator for Humanitarian Projects.

Lisha Sterling, executive director of GWOB, recently returned to Washington state from the US-Mexico border. She'll be talking to our groups about her month in Tijuana supporting Al Otro Lado and Frontline Wellness United, and ongoing technology projects supporting the health and legal rights of asylum seekers. We'll join her talk via teleconference.

Join us for a great presentation! We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking afterwards. We hope to see you there!

Speaker bio:

Lisha Sterling is executive director of Geeks Without Bounds, which was formed in October 2010.

By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

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Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.