Code for the Kingdom
Code for the Kingdom is a weekend hackathon for techies, designers, and entrepreneurial starters. Using prayer and technology, we tackle from a Christian perspective the challenges confronting our society, our churches, and our spiritual lives. Technology alone is insufficient. Yet God can use it as a tool for good. The weekend of June 28-30, more than 100 technologists will converge in San Francisco to use technology to help Kingdom-minded initiatives flourish.
Innovative Hackathons Mobilize Techies for God’s Kingdom
“Twelve years ago, I was an atheist who adamantly denied God, and I would have never seen myself use computer programming to help facilitate the study and understanding of God’s Word,” said one of the participating programmers at the first Leadership Network Code for the Kingdom hackathon. “I feel so blessed that God has redeemed this skill.”
The term hackathon, created from “hacking marathon” and sometimes known as a hackfest or codefest, refers to an event in which computer programmers—and others involved in software development, graphic design, interface design and project management—collaborate intensively on software projects. Around 150 technologists, church, nonprofit leaders, and businesspeople put their valuable skills together to tackle Kingdom challenges at the event in San Francisco, which was a collaboration between Leadership Network, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and Carpenters, a community of Christ-following engineers, designers, funders, and entrepreneurs…