Tactical Technology Collective

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A Tactical Tech mapping workshop held in India in 2009

The Tactical Technology Collective (est. 2003) is an international nongovernmental organization that trains rights advocates to deploy "information and communications technologies - social media tools, mobile phones, digital security and information design." It works with groups in "developing and transition countries" in particular.[1]


The Glass Room, a pop-up exhibition curated by Tactical Tech and presented by Mozilla in Manhattan in 2016
  • Summer Source Camp, open source workshop, held in Croatia (2003)[2]
  • Africa Source, open source workshop, held in Namibia (2004),[3] Uganda (2006)[4]
  • Asia Source, a series of three open source camps held in Bangalore, India (2005), in Sukabumi, Indonesia (2007) and in Silang in the Philippines (2009).
  • "10 Tactics for Turning Information into Action," a 50-minute film (2009) that shows "how social justice organizations in the Global South use everything from Google Earth to Facebook in their campaigns."[5][6][7]
  • NGO-in-a-Box[8]
    • NGO-in-a-Box, security edition[9][10]
    • NGO In A Box South Asia
  • The Glass Room[11]

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  1. ^ Tactical Technology Collective. What We Do. Retrieved 2011-10-13
  2. ^ Paul-Brian McInerney. "Technology Movements and the Politics of Free/Open Source Software." Science Technology Human Values March 2009 vol. 34 no. 2
  3. ^ "African Free and Open Source Software Developers Meeting March 15th - 19th, 2004." Africa News, January 20, 2004
  4. ^ "Africa Source II - Free and Open Source Software for Local Communities." Africa News, October 17, 2005
  5. ^ Derek Blackadder. "Twitter & Toodledo." Our Times, Feb/March 2010.
  6. ^ 10 Tactics. Retrieved 2011-10-13
  7. ^ Mary C. Joyce, ed. Digital activism decoded: the new mechanics of change. NY: International Debate Education Assoc., 2010
  8. ^ Tactical Tech. ngoinabox.org. Retrieved 2011-10-13
  9. ^ Information communication technologies and human development: opportunities and challenges. Idea Group, 2007
  10. ^ Ronald Deibert. Access denied: the practice and policy of global Internet filtering. MIT Press, 2008
  11. ^ Rosenbaum, Steven (5 December 2016). Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenrosenbaum/2016/12/05/the-glass-room-a-real-world-black-mirror-episode/#470e422b5a79. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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