.Net Core Show on Humanitarian Toolbox

Friday, January 18, 2019

Richard Campbell got a chance to sit down and chat with the .Net Core Show about the journey of Humanitarian Toolbox. You can listen to the show here. 

Humanitarian Toolbox on The Cynical Developer

Monday, August 20, 2018

Richard Campbell chats with "The Cynical Developer" on the goals of Humanitarian Toolbox. You can listen to the episode here. 

Humanitarian Toolbox Codeathon at .Net South East by Steve Gordon

Monday, January 22, 2018

Steve Gordon thoroughly documents a Humanitarian Toolbox codeathon at .Net South East. You can learn more about how our codeathons work by checking out his post here. 

allReady highlighted on ASP.NET Community Standup

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

allReady is built upon ASP.NET Core 1.0 and the team behind it highlighted James Chambers and the allReady project during this week's ASP.NET Community Standup as an example of a publicly developed open source solution to get engaged with to get more experience with this new technology for web development.

James Chambers: Consider contributing to allReady

Saturday, March 12, 2016

James Chambers who is project leader on allReady discusses the project and why you should consider contributing to open source and allReady in particular.  Thanks James!

Steve Gordon's Post on Contributing to OSS & allReady

Monday, February 29, 2016

One of the more prolific contributors to allReady, Steve Gordon, discusses how he got started contributing to Open Source for the first time with our project.  Thanks Steve!

Hack for a Good Cause: My Humanitarian Toolbox Hackathon Experience

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Joel Hulen has shared his experience working at Humanitarian Toolbox's allReady Codeathon, which you can check out on his blog! 

Go here to read more!

Creating IT Futures and Humanitarian Toolbox

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Creating IT Futures has announced their support of Humanitarian Toolbox, and have contributed a generous donation to our charity. You can read more on their blog, which can be found here

Utest Interview with Alison Wade

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Utest has interviewed our own Alison Wade on her career! You can check it out here.

Humanitarian Toolbox at That Conference 2015 by Arduino

Friday, July 24, 2015

Arduino attends That Conference and has a mention of HTBox in their review post. You can check it out here

Visual Studio 2015 launch covered by TechCrunch.com

Monday, July 20, 2015

Check out TechCrunch.com's review on the Visual Studio 2015 launch, which includes the announcement of a team up between Humanitarian Toolbox and Microsoft. 

You can read their article here.

Visual Studio's AllReady Project featuring Humanitarian Toolbox

Monday, July 20, 2015

Check out Visual Studio's newest video on their AllReady project, featuring a cameo by Humanitarian Toolbox. You can watch it here

Bill Wagner Interview with .Net Foundation

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Check out .Net Foundation's interview with our own Bill Wagner where he talks about Humanitarian Toolbox. You can read it over on their website. 

TDev.org on Contributing to Humanitarian Toolbox

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TDev.org's Taco Ditiecher shares his experiences volunteering on an HTBox project. You can read about it here.

Bill Wagner and Richard Campbell talk Humanitarian Toolbox on .Net Rocks!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Richard Campbell and Bill Wagner talk about C# 6 and Humanitarian Toolbox on today's .Net Rocks! show. You can listen to it here

Humanitarian Toolbox at Grace Hopper Open Source Day

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Today's entry on Microsoft's Disaster Response Blog featured Grace Hopper Open Source Day and included Humanitarian Toolbox's involvement at the "Code-a-thon for Humanity" workshop. You can read a review of the event here.

Humanitarian Toolbox and GiveCamp 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Steven Hoober writes on working at GiveCamp, the hackathon collaboration between Humanitarian Toolbox and That Conference! You can read his post here

Humanitarian Toolbox will be focus of the GiveCamp at That Conference

Monday, August 4, 2014

On August 9th and 10th, the Humanitarian Toolbox will be the focus of the Midwest GiveCamp at That Conference.  We will be working on multiple projects to help forward our cause of building and maintaining software solutions that will grow the speed and scale at which support can be delivered to those impacted by disasters.

If you are going to be at That Conference we hope to see you over the weekend to help build the future of disaster response!

Presenting "Cross Platform Apps that Don't Fail" at the August Chicago .NET Developers meetup

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tony Surma and Jeff Seagard will present the latest information on building cross platform apps that work when connections and other failures occur at the August 7th Chicago .NET Develoepers meetup at West Monroe Partners.  The talk will discusses lessons from disaster response and Humanitarian Toolbox that can be used to make any application work better in day to day and disaster situations.

Information on the meetup can be found here.

Technology and Friends Interview with Bill Wagner and Tony Surma

Monday, June 23, 2014

Technology and Friends has interviewed our own Bill Wagner and Tony Surma on Humanitarian Toolbox. You can read the interview here

Tony Surma to present "Build Cross-Platform Apps that Work When All Else Fails" at Self Conference 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tony Surma and Jeff Seagard will present on building cross platform apps that work when connections and other failures occur at SelfConference in Detroit on May 30th, 2014.  The talk will discusses lessons from disaster response and Humanitarian Toolbox that can be used to make any application work better in day to day situations.

The conference schedule can be found here.

Microsoft Disaster Response Blog Post on Humanitarian Toolbox Crowdsourcing

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Microsoft Disaster Response team discusses Humanitarian Toolbox and our approach to crowdsourcing with Visual Studio Online on their blog.

You can read the post here.

Humanitarian Toolbox Begins Testing Crisis Checkin Application

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Volunteer developers build an application to help disaster relief professionals save lives

March 13, 2014Seattle, WA -- Humanitarian Toolbox today announced that one of its applications, the Crisis Checkin Application, is ready for beta test with disaster relief professionals.

The Crisis CheckIn Application is a system for automatically keeping track of who is responding to a particular emergency and automatically creating a "contact list"/"phone book" of those that are there. The service provides the location of the responder as well as their particular skillset. The Crisis CheckIn Application was inspired by Andrej Verity, seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypA9Iza5OFg.

Development of the Crisis CheckIn Application took place at hackathons across the US and Canada, occasionally in conjunction with other conferences, including DevIntersection, ThatConference and StarWest. While the requirements were provided by disaster relief professionals like Andrej Verity, the service itself is built entirely by volunteers.

“The energy of hackathons is palpable,” said Bill Wagner, president of Humanitarian Toolbox and leader of the Crisis CheckIn Service project. “Developers and testers are really excited to be part of a project that can save lives. Even when the hackathon is over, the volunteers participate on their own time, continuing to add and test code from home. That’s the power of an open source project – the contributions continue all year round.”

The Humanitarian Toolbox, an ongoing collaboration of volunteers with technology expertise, has leveraged the best of commercial software development methodologies to combine open source and crowd source development with a single goal: to deliver technology solutions for use in disaster response. The HTBox connects generosity and skills to the needs of response organizations to build and maintain rapidly deployable open source solutions and tools for disaster response – at no cost. 

Case Study: Humanitarian Toolbox leveraging Visual Studio Online

Monday, February 24, 2014

Humanitarian Toolbox dicusses the tools we use to build disaster relief software. You can read the case study here.

Humanitarian Toolbox with MVPs Bill Wagner and Richard Campbell

Monday, February 24, 2014

Microsoft MVPs Bill Wagner and Richard Camppbell discuss the Humanitarian Toolbox, and the invovlement from MVPs around the world to help us build apps for disaster relief.

Watch the video here.

Session Recording of Tony Surma's Talk on Lessons from Disaster Response for Apps Available

Saturday, February 8, 2014

At MonkeySpace 2013, Tony Surma & Jeff Seagard presented on how to build better, more responsible apps with lessons learned from disaster response.

The session recording is now available here.

Microsoft MVP's, Disaster Relief Tony Surma

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tony Surma discusses Humanitarian Tooblox and the Microsoft MVP communitiy's involvement. in this video.


Tablet Show: Mobile and Tablet Apps for Disaster Relief with Tony Surma

Monday, January 20, 2014

Tony discusses design constraints for disaster applications on this episode of The Tablet Show.

Humanitarian Toolbox Team Up featured on Emergency 2.0 Wiki Blog

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Humanitarian Toolbox's hackathon collaboration with Emergency 2.0 wiki and Humanity Road was announced on their blog post today. You can check it out here.

Bill Wagner Discusses Humanitarian Toolbox on Channel 9

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

In this video, Bill Wagner discusses the community involvement in the development of Humanitarian Toolbox applications.  Watch the video here.

Bill Wagner discusses Humanitarian Toolbox formation

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

In this Xconomy interview, Bill Wagner discusses the formation of Humanitarian Toolbox, and its upcoming activities. Read the full interview here.

Telerik Blog Post on Humanitarian Toolbox at DevTeach

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Humanitarian Toolbox's session at DevTeach 2013 is the subject of Telerik's blog post today. You can check it out here

Tony Surma discusses Humanitarian Toolbox on .NET Rocks!

Friday, October 12, 2012

In this interview, Tony Surma discusses the Humanitarian Toolbox and design issues around disaster relief software.

Listen to the show here.