Albuquerque One of 14 Cities Worldwide to Participate in Code for the Kingdom’s First Global, Faith-inspired Hackathon
By Jeremy Reynalds, Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News Service (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ALBUQUERQUE (ANS. SEPT. 14) Leadership Network is collaborating with Indigitous and local organizers worldwide – including Faith Comes By Hearing in Albuquerque – to host the first global Christian hackathon Oct. 2-4, 2015.
According to a news release from Faith Comes by Hearing (FCBH), events will be held simultaneously in: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Albuquerque, New Mexico USA / Atlanta, GA USA/ Bengaluru, India / Guatemala City, Guatemala / Houston, TX USA / Jakarta, Indonesia / Kansas City, MO USA / London, England / Los Angeles, CA USA / Nairobi, Kenya / Raleigh, NC USA/ Seattle, WA USA / Waterloo, Ontario Canada.
Code for the Kingdom, a Leadership Network hackathon initiative, convenes entrepreneurs and technologists to use their gifts to affect global culture from a Christian perspective.
The hackathon initiative tries to help ignite Christian technologists and entrepreneurs to innovate culture-shaping technologies that will address significant issues confronting communities, families and society.
FCBH said the global challenges for “hackers” will include advancing the Gospel with wearable technology, reaching the digital native in the Islamic world, encouraging one another through digital purity and accountability, reimagining games from a Christian perspective, telling the story with Google cardboard and fostering a culture of generosity
FCBH said it will be using its new digital hub at FatPipe ABQ to hold the event.
FCBH said that as a “self-described ‘unique collaborative, community coworking space that brings start-ups, existing businesses and entrepreneurs together in the heart of downtown Albuquerque,” it is ideally suited for the hackathon.
The event is also open to the media, as well as local business leaders who may be looking for the best technologists and developers.
“This event will provide an atmosphere where incredible technologists, designers and entrepreneurs can collaborate to create the next solution in advancing the Gospel to the whole world,” said LouAnn Hunt, Emerging Technologies Manager at FCBH, speaking in the news reease. “We are looking for the next great out-of-the-box thinker to launch Albuquerque as the next technology hub.”
Code for the Kingdom works with churches, nonprofits, business leaders and grassroots local organizers to help individuals who are transforming culture and economies to find purpose in Christ.
Code for the Kingdom participants are engaged to apply their skills and expertise to big challenges and then release them to create solutions.
“The global impact of technology in our everyday life is evident,” said Chris Armas, Global Director of Code for the Kingdom Hackathons, also speaking in the news release. “In fact, digital technology presents the greatest opportunity of expanding the Gospel in history.”
Registration for participation is now open.
To learn more and register, visit Code for the Kingdom: http://codeforthekingdom.org
Photo caption: Jeremy and Elma Reynalds.
About the writer: Jeremy Reynalds is Senior Correspondent for the ASSIST News Service, a freelance writer and also the founder and CEO of Joy Junction, New Mexico’s largest emergency homeless shelter, www.joyjunction.org. He has a master’s degree in communication from the University of New Mexico, and a Ph.D. in intercultural education from Biola University in Los Angeles. His newest book is “From Destitute to Ph.D.” Additional details on “From Destitute to Ph.D.” are available at www.myhomelessjourney.com. Reynalds lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Elma. For more information contact: Jeremy Reynalds at email@example.com.
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