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Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Blog, Kingdom, Technology |

#C4TK San Francisco 2014 – Amazing!

#C4TK San Francisco 2014 – Amazing!

This year’s Code for the Kingdom hackathon event in the Bay Area was an amazing success.  Over 200 coders and developers pounded away on 22 projects for 48 hours in an attempt to bring about new tech tools for Kingdom impact.  More information regarding this event and the projects will be out in the days ahead.  Keep tabs on the details via the Leadership Network Blog.  I’ll quickly highlight a couple of brand new projects that were also award winners:

GenerousApp

Generous – A mobile tool that would allow missionaries to share multimedia “micro updates” with supporters (rather than the quarterly 3-page long support letters), and for supporters to share these stories by making “micro donations” of $1 which would then be posted to their social channels.

AidHomelessApp

Aid Homeless – A simple mobile tool to allow anyone to make an immediate gift toward food or clothing for homeless individuals they come into contact with through partnerships with local providers.  The app would also use geolocation to help providers know areas of real-time need.  While there are distinct gaps in the process, the idea of trying to make the extending of grace fast and frictionless in a culture that carries little cash and often questions the use of cash gifts is one worth exploring further.

It was so encouraging to be around such a large crowd willing to sacrifice their weekend because of their passion to serve through often underutilized gifts.  I look forward to seeing what will come in the months ahead!