Technologists #HACK for Jesus next weekend
Next weekend the fourth year of Indigitous #HACK will be in full force, with hundreds of technologists, artists, missionaries, and creatives using their talents for God in the digital space. The event will take place in 39 cities around the world, including cities in every continent except Antarctica.
This year, #HACK is taking place over multiple weekends. The city of Auckland, New Zealand kicked off the event September 13-15, with fourteen participants taking the time to work on two projects aimed at increasing the mobilization of digital missionaries worldwide. Most of the #HACK events will take place either October 4-6 or October 11-13, while the locations in Francophone Africa will happen October 18-20 and Austin, Texas will participate on November 9-10. See a list of participating Indigitous #HACK cities here.
Indigitous #HACK is a global missional hackathon to harness the power of a generation of purpose-driven and faith-inspired technologists who are looking for opportunities to serve others through technology. It is a convening of people from all backgrounds who want to collectively make a difference, to live a life of purpose, and to use their skills, gifts, and expertise to impact the world. Participants “hack” on projects by creating quick, creative solutions to real-world problems. The first three years of #HACK saw more than 2,800 attendees in 70+ cities collaborate on nearly 200 projects of missional value.
Past #HACK events have resulted in many working products making an impact for God, including a website to reduce suicides, a program to disrupt human trafficking, a secure messaging platform for missionaries in secure countries, and more. “Seeing so many people passionate about using and sharing their gifts for God’s Kingdom brings tears of joy to my eyes,” said a previous #HACK city lead. If you share the vision about how technology can be used to positively impact our world, Indigitous #HACK is for you. While our work focuses on all kinds of technology, you don’t have to be a coder or developer to get involved. We need designers, photographers, writers, project managers, social media gurus – creative thinkers of all types! Join #HACK to see what God can do through you over just a weekend of your time.