Today I’ve arrived in the city of Ramallah to connect with technologists, civic activists, and students at TechCamp Ramallah. The TechCamp kicks off tomorrow and will bring together organizations from across the West Bank, Gaza, and Jerusalem to discuss implementing technology in the challenges they face. I’ll be leading sessions on TileMill, MapBox, and OpenStreetMap.

Open-source technologies are leading the way in providing organizations access to tools and data for powering their work or advocating their message. With the latest work on geojson.io and MapBox Satellite, I’m excited to talk about the art of the possible.