A faith-inspired tech collaboration to create technology that matters Oct. 21-23, 2016

WHAT IS CODE FOR THE KINGDOM?

Code for the Kingdom is a weekend hackathon and ongoing ecosystem where global issues are tackled from a Christian perspective.  It's a movement that ignites the Christian passion and purpose within technologists and entrepreneurs to innovate culture shaping technologies that will reclaim our times for the Gospel.

This second Global Code for the Kingdom hackahton builds upon the success of the 2015 Global hackathon and previous regional hackathons, which have already gathered over 3500 technologists to create over 330 projects to do good. This largest ever global faith-inspired tech collaboration will continue to activate technologists and other creative people to give their skills and some time as their contribution to the mission field, and it will also leverage the skills and in- sights of entrepreneurs, designers, and technologists to foster an entrepreneurial culture with Christian values. We expect over 1,000 innovators to participate and address a number of challenges aimed at helping release the oppressed, teaching God’s Word, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and supporting the church and the body of Christ.

Join a city near you!

View full rules

Eligibility

Challenge to Solve (to be revealed on Oct 17)

 

Each year, the Philippines is sending out more than a million to work abroad through its overseas employment program. Every hour, some 100 migrant workers leave the Philippines. Overseas Filipinos are typically known to be as doctors, accountants, IT professionals, engineers, technicians, entertainers, teachers, nurses, seamen, military servicemen, domestic helpers and caregivers.

 

This staggering number brought positive and negative effects in the lives of the Filipinos and of the country in general. Some of the challenges faced by Filipino migrant/expatriate workers are common to anyone who works overseas: lack of security if lacking permanent residence, sometimes disadvantageous foreign exchange rates when sending money back home, vulnerability to abuse by employers.

 

In line with this, local C4TK organizers decided to make OFW Challenges as the central focus for this year’s hackathon.

 

References

 

https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-biggest-challenges-and-problems-faced-by-Philippine-OFWs-today

Requirements

Criteria for Judging

 

Kingdom Impact

20%

Viability / Relevance/Practicality

30%

Innovation /Creativity

20%

Completeness

10%

Design

10%

Presentation

10%

Total

100%

How to enter

What would you address? How can you help eliminate a little corner of darkness?  Join us and create technology that matters. On October 21-23, participants will work together to ideate and create faith-inspired technologies that matter. Participants will be challenged to affect culture through technology. The local challenge will be revealed on Oct 17, Monday during the pre launch event happening at The Office Project Coworking Studio.

 



Judges

No avatar 100

Global judges will be listed on the C4TK Website
Local judges to be introduced on site at each location

Judging Criteria

  • Kingdom Impact
    20%
  • Viability / Relevance/Practicality
    30%
  • Innovation /Creativity
    20%
  • Completeness
    10%
  • Design
    10%
  • Presentation
    10%