Hack 2020

#HACK for the Unreached

Indigitous #HACK2020, returning October represents a generation of Christians passionate about bringing the gospel to where it’s not.

Indigitous #HACK2020, returning October represents a generation of Christians passionate about bringing the gospel to where it’s not. Each city will gather locally over a weekend in October, while simultaneously connecting to a global network of Christians from around the world who are also applying their talents to their faith!

October Oct. 9-11 & 16-18, 2020

October Oct. 9-11 & 16-18, 2020

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Come celebrate and wrap #HACK2020

Come celebrate and wrap #HACK2020 together with brothers and sisters from over 60 cities around the world. Meet and interact with our global judges. Watch project presentations from the top team per region. Hear fun stories from participants Celebrate what God has done through #HACK2020 around the world.

Technology for a higher purpose

Joanna Ng

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Christeen Rico

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Global Judges

#HACK FOR THE UNREACHED

John C. Dyer

USA

Channeling Eric Liddell, John likes to say, “When I code, I can feel God’s pleasure.” This desire to glorify God by showing how our creativity is an important aspect of our role as image bearers, drives John’s work and teaching. John currently serves as the dean of Enrollment Services and Educational Technology and is an adjunct professor in Media Arts and Worship at Dallas Theological Seminary. A former youth pastor, he enjoys working with students to see how the biblical story brings insight and clarity to the ideas found in science, sociology, and culture. He is the author of “From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology.” John loves his wife, Amber, and their two beautiful kids. He also enjoys coffee, technology, Star Wars, and JavaScript.

So-Young Kang

USA/ SINGAPORE

@Gnowbe, a mobile transformational learning platform that shifts mindsets and behaviors in a bite-sized, experiential way.

I’m a Transformation Designer, mobile tech entrepreneur, education expert, global speaker, CEO coach and advisor, innovator, TEDster, pioneer, culture connector, design thinker, StrengthsFinder expert and global citizen. Davos 2018 Speaker. Recipient of the Young Global Leader 2014 by the World Economic Forum.

I am a global citizen who has traveled to nearly 50 countries including North Korea and Saudi Arabia to observe, listen, experience, and be transformed so that I, in turn, can catalyze sustainable change.

Joanna Ng

CANADA

During her IBM career, as an IBM Master Inventor, Joanna has been granted 44 patents from world wide patent offices & 12 more filed, pending for grant. Joanna served on two patent review boards & has published 3 books, 20+ peer-reviewed publications. Joanna held a 7 yr tenure as the Head of Research, Director of Center for Advanced Studies, IBM Canada Lab.

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Books co-authored:

The Personal Web (2013) , The Smart Internet (2010) , Collaborations & Innovations (2016) 

Joanna’s tagline for her professional aspiration & passion: #InnovateToBless

Rufus Rajaratnam

INDIA

Rufus is passionate about engaging, equipping, empowering and envisioning NextGen Leaders. Rufus Rajaratnam serves as a Leadership Consultant with NextGen Global Leaders. Rufus has worked in the corporate and Non-Profit world across India, Middle East (Dubai and Bahrain) and US (Plano) working in organizations including ICICI Bank, Stylus and Cognizant . He has led in roles across retail banking operations, financial services, product management, project management and IT Consulting. Rufus and his wife Cherub are blessed with two daughters Sakshi, Stuthi and a son Ashish. They are based in Chennai, India.

Alex Shih

USA

Alex Shih is a Product Lead at Slack, working on initiatives that improve how we collaborate in our new normal. He’s passionate about serving the developing world through increasing access to information and opportunity, and thereby the Gospel.

Previously, Alex was the Director of Product at a space startup called Planet, led emerging market products and initiatives at Twitter, built developer products at Airbnb, and co-founded a social enterprise called Global Cycle Solutions (acq. by Greenlight Planet) that deliver affordable, quality technology to rural villages. He’s also working on Karibu, a side project to bring different cultures together. Alex studied at MIT and Cornell, and he and his wife Naomi live in San Francisco with their two young children.

Porcho Marguerite Sogoba

Mali

I love programming, writing, speaking, traveling and taking on challenges. I am an entrepreneur and founder of Musodev.com, a non-profit organization working for the empowerment of women and young people through new technologies.

Porcho is also co-organizer and Lead of the Google Developer Bamako, Women Techmakers Bamako communities, all of Google’s programs for the digital inclusion of young people and women.

She was a speaker at the first edition of Abidjan Women In Tech where she animated the theme; “Breaking down the barriers of the code and becoming the code”. Locally, she hosts conferences and activities related to computer coding and the empowerment of women in technology. She also led the establishment of a Kids Lab on computer programming and robotics in Bamako.

 

Christeen Rico

USA

Christeen is a daughter of the Most High King, a committed follower of Jesus intent on pursuing a vision found in Proverbs 11:10 (NIV). Belief in the unique role business can play to help set right things that are broken and bring flourishing in our communities fuels her life’s mission. Christeen has 8+ years in the tech industry with expertise launching online and offline customer experiences in new markets. Christeen serves on the Advisory Board of Faith and Work Movement Global, the Office of Innovation at Biola University, the Lausanne Movement Global Workplace Ministry, and is the founder of the Dream Bigger Manila entrepreneurship program for Filipino youth.

Charles Kondi

Togo

Holder of a Master’s degree in Software Engineering, Komi-Kpandja N. KONDI has since 2010, first worked as a volunteer at Africa Missions with Nations as IT and communication Manager. He had consultations in the field of web application development for several companies and organizations. His vision is to improve the quality of life of people in Africa through digital. This is what led him to create since 2016 the startup e-Media to create digital applications with high social impact and solutions to support Startups especially in digital communication.

In order to contribute to the development of the ecosystem for the growth of Startups in Togo, he became Director of the Lomé Chapter of Startup Grind, a Global Community of Entrepreneurs. 

He has participated in programs and several awards like CITIZEN CONNECTIONS,  G20 Young Global Changer 2017 and Talking Across Generation on Education (TAGe) at TECH Conference of UNESCO MGIEP. He is Fellow of Tony Elumelu Foundation and Mandela Washington Fellowship of YALI. 

Volunteer at Campus pour Christ Togo, Charles is also Indigitous Lomé (Togo) and is coordinating Indigitous in francophone Africa. 

bringing the gospel to where it's not

Join us on October 9-11 or 16-18, 2020

Of the 7 billion people in the world, 5 billion don’t know Jesus. With digital, there are no more closed countries. Digital missions allow us to overcome borders, geographic constraints, persecution, and isolation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world are more open than ever to the hope of God, but reaching them requires new tools and strategies. Join us for Indigitous #HACK2020 to create unique solutions to the challenges of reaching the unreached. 

Hackathons provide a hands-on event for self-expression and creativity for computer programmers, developers, engineers, user experience, project managers and others through technology. People with technical backgrounds come together, form teams around a problem or idea, and collaboratively code a unique solution from scratch — these generally take shape in the form of websites, mobile apps, and robots.

Indigitous #HACK uniquely gathers devoted Christ-followers with a desire to extend God’s purposes in our local cities and connects us around the world. #HACK offers Christians in each host city an opportunity to make new friends and learn from one another while addressing critical issues through digital solutions. #HACK invites people to meet the needs of the church, missions and society on a local and global scale, expanding the Great Commission through new innovative platforms and digital strategies.

Mass collaboration is the ability for large numbers of people, who may have no previous connection, to effectively and creatively work towards a common goal. The greater diversity of skill represented on each team, the higher the team’s capacity to successfully tackle the task at hand. #HACK levels mass collaboration up to a global scale, connecting like-minded believers across every region of the world through expertise and prayer.

To get right to the point… yes! #HACK welcomes anyone who wants to collaborate together on missional technology projects for long-term impact. While our work focuses on multiple technology platforms, you don’t have to be a programmer to get involved. We need designers, photographers, writers, project managers, social media gurus – creative thinkers of all types! The most important skill is the ability to work as a team and find ways to problem-solve. Also, while Indigitous #HACK is explicitly Christian, participants from any (or no) faith background are welcomed warmly.

It depends on the city in which you are participating. Please fill out the #HACK 2020 interest form, and we will gladly connect you to the closest #HACK city.

Our local mentors will be by your side throughout the hackathon online or face-to-face.

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The Kingdom of God needs your unique contribution

You’ll help meet missional needs and make Jesus known globally through technology and digital strategies. You will share your gifts and perspectives, making new solutions possible that can’t be seen on a smaller scale. Your code can change people’s lives.

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