Code for the Kingdom HACKATHON
Ideate. Build. Impact.
Create technology that matters.
A hackathon movement to ignite the Christian passion and purpose of technologists and entrepreneurs
to innovate culture shaping technologies that would reclaim our times for the Gospel.
Engage, envision, challenge, and release the culture makers for sustained Kingdom impact.
--- WHAT IS IT?
Code for the Kingdom is pioneering the first gloval first faith-inspired hackathon this October.
Code for the Kingdom is an initiative of Leadership Network, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization fostering innovation by bringing talented people together to take ideas to implementation to impact.
On the weekend of October 2-4, 2015, we are bringing together hundreds of technologists, entrepreneurs, creative’s, businesspeople, ministry leaders, visionaries, and anyone passionate about faith and technology, to use their gifts to advance the Gospel.
The Global Hackathon will run in 13 world cities simultaneously, including Addis Ababa, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Bangalore, Dallas/Fort Worth, Guatemala City, Jakarta, London, Los Angeles, Nairobi, Raleigh, Seattle and Waterloo.
You will be able to work with a local team in DFW, or even join with teams in one or more of the participation cities.
Together our vision is to provide more opportunities for communities all over the world to participate and showcase innovation and entrepreneurship. We expect over 2,000 people to participate across the planet, and address a number of challenges aimed at helping release the oppressed, teaching God’s Word, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and supporting the church and the body of Christ.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
- We want to catalyze friendship, passion, purpose, and collaboration in technical and entrepreneurial communities.
- To challenge and release you to create and use 21st century technologies to serve God’s Kingdom.
- To create a scalable community across the world to accelerate and encourage Christian innovators.
A DFW judging panel will choose the award prizes to the best projects.
WE ARE LOOKING AT
Developing solutions that utilize wearable technology to help us live Gospel-centered lives
Creating tools to protect marriage and cultivate pure hearts
Inventing tecnologies for global evangelism in a Dangerous World
Developing games with a Kingdom purpose
Using Google Cardboard to affect the world
Developing technologies that encourage and inspire others to participate in joyful, Christ-centered generosity
and much more...
CHALLENGES FROM PREVIOUS CODE FOR THE KINGDOM HACKATHONS
HOW CAN TECHNOLOGY...
• be leveraged to create, cultivate, and strengthen society's foundational relationships of marriage, family, friendships?
• bring the word of God to the first generation of children who are growing up with mobile devices?
• help cut and/or combat the effects of fatherlessness in a child’s life, in turn strengthening families, reducing poverty and crime?
• foster a culture of generosity towards each other?
• identify, promote, test, collaborate, augment, and fill the gaps of ministry programs around the city?
• disrupt human trafficking?
Join us on the first weekend of October - make new friends, get inspired and build something that matters.
Everyone is welcome regardless of faith or worldviews - come as you are and join-up with a team on the Friday night, or bring a team with you.
The Friday will start with food and then individuals / teams will pitch their idea, and invite people to join with them to hack for the weekend.
What can you do?
- Sign up now - get an early-bird discount.
- Get some friends together - bring a team - or just come as you are.
- Think of a product you would like to build.
We can't wait to meet you.
Your DFW Organizing Team
For more information visit our full Event website.
Friday, October 2
7:00 PM Doors Open
7:00 - 8:00 PM Dinner & Networking
8:00 - 8:25 PM Welcome & Review Format
8:25 - 8:35 PM API Presentations
8:35 - 8:50 PM Review - Official Challenges
8:50 - 9:20 PM Open Floor - pitch your own project
9:20 - 11:59 PM Team Formation/Create Away
Saturday, October 3
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Creating
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Schedule and logistics announcements, team rebalancing
12:00 PM Lunch
4:30 p.m. Optional progress briefing, more developing
6:00 PM Dinner
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Meet with Mentors and Subject Matter Experts
Sunday, October 4
12:00 - 2:15 PM Creating
8:30 AM Breakfast
10:30 - 12:00 AM Option to join with Sunday Service
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Presentation Walk-thru & Judges Make Rounds
2:30 PM Submission deadline; Team Presentations Begin
4:30 PM Judges adjourn
4:50 PM Call-back
5:00 PM Awards Ceremony
5:30 PM Closing
When & Where
Leadership Network was created in 1984 from the close collaboration between Bob Buford and Peter Drucker to foster innovative movements among churches that active the broader church for greater impact.
Believing that meaningful conversations and connections can change the world, Leadership Network seeks to help leaders of innovation navigate the future by exploring new ideas together to find application to their own unique contexts. Through collaborative meetings and processes these leaders map future possibilities and challenge one another to action that leads to results.
Through our gatherings, publications, books and online experiences we share the learnings and inspiration to others and surface new conversations worthy of exploration.
Leadership Network is a Dallas, Texas, based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its global ministry includes programs around the world.