First Global Faith-inspired Hackathon in 13 Cities Worldwide: October 2-4, 2015

For Immediate Release

Code for the Kingdom, a Leadership Network initiative, is gearing up for its first ever global hackathon to be held on October 2-4, 2015. This global hackathon will be held simultaneously in 13 cities around the world in collaboration with Indigitous, local organizers worldwide, and sponsors Faith Comes By Hearing, One Hope and World Vision.

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This event will set a record as the largest Code for the Kingdom hackathon. An expected 1500 technologists, innovators, entrepreneurs and others will convene to create solutions that address significant issues confronting society, community, families, and spiritual lives and reclaim our times for the Gospel. The global challenges being presented include:

  • Living gospel-centered lives with wearable technology
  • Protecting marriage and cultivating pure hearts through technology
  • Global evangelism in a dangerous world
  • Games with a Kingdom purpose
  • Tell transformative stories with Google cardboard
  • Activating a culture of generosity
  • and much more

In each of the 13 cities, local teams and individuals with a vision to address other relevant issues in their communities will be able to present those challenges and projects as well. Participants join together and choose the challenges and projects on which they will work to create solutions over the hackathon weekend.

Leadership Network posted an article with more information on August 24, 2015 and in this week’s Advance Newsletter: “Where will you be during the largest ever faith-inspired global collaboration event for technology?

More information about the Code for the Kingdom event can be found at codeforthekingdom.org/global2015.html. Representatives from Leadership Network, as well as leaders in each of the 13 cities, are available for interviews and questions from the media.

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About Leadership Network : Based in Dallas, Texas, Leadership Network is a nonprofit public charity that fosters innovation movements that activate the church to greater impact through a variety of programs and resources. For more on Leadership Network, see leadnet.org or connect with Leadership Network on social media at facebook.com/leadnet.org or twitter.com/leadnet .

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