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#HACK: FaithTech Silicon Valley

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Join us for 3 days of building innovative tech solutions for challenging problems facing the marginalized and the church.

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#HACK is an annual global hackathon convened by Indigitous that brings together the collective skills of Christian technologists, entrepreneurs, and anyone else desiring to put their faith and talents to work for Jesus. Whether you are a skilled technologist, a marketing professional, a non-profit leader, a project manager or just someone who wants to put their faith into action, join us to create technology with a missional focus.

Taking the Whole Gospel to the Urban Core

Urbanization, the shift of population into cities, creates a concentration of cultural and economic influence that attracts high-achieving elites from around the world. This presents opportunities to not only reach souls for Christ within the city, but to shape broader socio cultural narratives and take the gospel to the world as people return to their home countries as evangelists. These opportunities are balanced against the challenges of professional and personal pursuits that leave little room for church, and a post-Christian secular worldview commonly held by the grassroots elites.

The San Francisco Bay Area, as the global cultural-center for technology creatives, is emblematic. Anchored in cities of Oakland, San Jose, and San Francisco, the nine counties that form the Bay Area are home to 7.8 million people who in turn create $500B in economic output annually. Since Schockley Semiconductor opened its doors in 1955, the Bay Area has evolved a unique ecosystem of researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, designers, and venture capitalists that has synonymous with disruptive innovation.

This year, for the Silicon Valley area, we will focus on taking the Gospel to the urban core centering around two key questions:

  1. How might we understand the contours of the gospel within the urban core?
  2. How might we live out the whole gospel to serve those who have been marginalized?

Challenge partners, judges, speakers, and mentors will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Schedule:

Friday, October 16th

Welcome

Challenges Pitches

Team Formation

Project Work Time

Saturday, October 17th

#HACK Global Check-in

Devotional

Project Work Time

Sunday, October 18th

Sunday service

Prepare presentations for submission

Project submission

Team presentations

Judging and Survey

Celebration

Learn more about FaithTech Labs or Indigitous #HACK

FAQs

Q: Do I need to know how to code or be in a tech related field?

A: Absolutely not! We need people with a variety of skills across a number of disciplines. One of the most successful projects to come from a FaithTech Hack utilized the skills of coders, developers, and people in marketing and counseling.

Q: Do I need to be there the entire time?

A: Nope! We'll be grateful for as much time and talent as you can spare. You don't need to be able to stay until 1AM to participate.

Q: How are we meeting online?

A: We'll be meeting online via Zoom and using breakout rooms for the projects.

Q: What is FaithTech?

A: We are a global movement of Christians interested in all things faith and technology. Our vision is to become a global hub for FaithTech conversations, integrations, and innovations.

Visit our website or check out our publication for more!

* Photographs and videos may be taken during this event. Please contact us in advance if you would not like to be a part of videos and photos. Else, by attending, you are agreeing to participate in our media.

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