WHAT IS IT?
We are bringing together creatives, technologists, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and anyone passionate about faith and technology, to use their gifts to advance the Gospel.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
- We want to catalyse friendship, passion, purpose, and collaboration in technical and entrepreneurial communities.
- Like the first century Church who quickly used the technologies of the Roman Empire, we encourage contemporary Christians to use 21st century technologies to serve the Kingdom.
- To create a scalable community across the UK to accelerate and encourage Christian innovators.
A London judging panel will choose the award prizes to the best projects.
The 2015 program will conclude in December 2015. Every participating city will give two of their local winners to a Global Judging Panel that will decide the best technologies created across the world during the Global Hackathon Weekend.
A final report will be published, summarising key highlights and results of the 2015 Code for the Kingdom Global initiative.
WHY THE COST?
Ticket sales will cover less than half the cost.
Kingdom Code is a not-for-profit group, with a passion to help Christians in technology find encouragement and collaborate.
Over half the budget will be met by the generosity of sponsors.
THEMES FROM PREVIOUS CODE FOR THE KINGDOM HACKATHONS
HOW CAN TECHNOLOGY...
• be leveraged to create, cultivate, and strengthen society's foundational relaIonships of
marriage, family, friendships?
• bring the word of God to the first generation of children who are growing up with mobile
• help cut and/or combat the effects of fatherlessness in a child’s life, in turn strengthening
families, reducing poverty and crime?
• become mobile games which disrupt the mindsets of atheism, postmodernism, violence,
and secularism among youth today?
• foster a culture of generosity towards each other?
• identify, promote, test, collaborate, augment, and fill the gaps of ministry programs around
• disrupt human trafficking?
The London organising team is made up of 12 enthusiasts, from students to grandfathers - from coders to hardware makers to designers to finance types. All with a passion to see Christians in technology be encouraged and collaborate.
Join us in Picadilly on the first weekend of October - make new friends, get inspired and build something that matters.
Everyone is welcome - come as you are and join-up with a team on the Friday night, or bring a team with you.
The Friday will start with food and then individuals / teams will pitch their idea, and invite people to join with them to hack for the weekend.
What can you do?
- Sign up now - get an early-bird discount.
- Get some friends together - bring a team - or just come as you are.
- Sponsor a place for someone less well-off?
- Think of a product you would like to build.
We can't wait to meet you.
Rupert Edwards & James Doc
On behalf of the London Organising Team
Friday, October 2
7:00 PM Doors Open
7:00 - 8:00 PM Dinner & Networking
8:00 - 8:25 PM Welcome & Review Format
8:25 - 8:35 PM API Presentations
8:35 - 8:50 PM Review - Official Challenges
8:50 - 9:20 PM Open Floor - pitch your own project
9:20 - 11:59 PM Team Formation/Create Away
Saturday, October 3
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Creating
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Schedule and logistics announcements, team rebalancing
12:00 PM Lunch
4:30 p.m. Optional progress briefing, more developing
6:00 PM Dinner
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Meet with Mentors and Subject Matter Experts
Sunday, October 4
12:00 - 2:15 PM Creating
8:30 AM Breakfast
10:30 - 12:00 AM Option to join with Sunday Service
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Presentation Walk-thru & Judges Make Rounds
2:30 PM Submission deadline; Team Presentations Begin
4:30 PM Judges adjourn
4:50 PM Call-back
5:00 PM Awards Ceremony
5:30 PM Closing
When & Where
Kingdom Code's vision is to draw together and encourage Christians in technology. Whether you are simply passionate about tech, or work in tech: as a designer, developer, data analyst, product managers, digital marketer or entrepreneur - then this group is for you.
Kingdom Code wants to 'catalyse serendipity' through its events and digitally, creating: new friendships; ideas; opportunities and projects - leading to 'purposeful fellowship' for the glory of Christ.