Hackathon Offers Opportunity to Use Tech Skills for Missions

Indigitous #HACK is your opportunity to convene people from around the world, to build technology that matters, and to have a long-term impact on your community. Last year we saw 1426 missional hackers join us in 28 cities around the world for one exciting weekend of fun! We’d love to have you join us this year, on October 20th-22nd, 2017, in cities & universities around the world.

Who is Indigitous #HACK for?

YOU! #HACK welcomes anyone who shares the vision about how technology can be used to positively impact our world. This event is for everyone. 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! The most important skill sets are the abilities to work with others and find ways to solve problems. Also, while Indigitous #HACK is explicitly Christian, participants from any (or no) faith background are openly welcomed.

How can I get involved?

There are a number of ways you can be a part of #HACK – it’s kind of a choose your own adventure!

  1. Help us spread the word. | You can help tell the story and get people excited for what’s happening. You know people who will care about this vision and want to support it, sponsor it, or build something awesome at it. Help spread the word.
  2. Lead an event in your city. | You can lead an event in your city or on your campus, or join a team to do exactly that. Anyone who is well-organized, good at delegating, and able to pull people together can be a local host! Hosts could be college students, young professionals, campus staff, or anyone with a heart to see the local community jump in on this vision.
  3. Be a mentor. | We are looking for mentors to participate the weekend of the event. The best mentors are people who ask good questions and help people iterate and improve their work. They serve as a resource person for participants to help with ideation, untangle thorny issues, define team roles and workflow, and prepare for final presentations.
  4. You can hack! | We are all in this because we want to create something awesome. Whatever your skills or background, jump in on a team and make a contribution.

What is so special about #HACK?

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12).

We are one body – and the only way for us to address the challenges that are before us is as one body. Many of us have a heart to contribute to constructive solutions, wishing we could do something about Bible poverty, children’s discipleship, addiction, security for field workers and other issues. These big problems are too much for any one of us – but not too big for all of us.

When we each share our gifts and our perspectives, new solutions become possible that can’t be seen on a smaller scale. #HACK calls anyone who is willing to serve to come create, use and leverage technologies to advance the Gospel, becoming “digital missionaries” from right where they are. This is a platform for you to contribute and for the world to receive…

Learn more about Indigitous #HACK, including how to become a local lead or sponsor, here.