Let the Hacking Begin!
Today marks the start of Leadership Network’s first Code for the Kingdom Hackathon! This hackathon series, which will be held in locations such as San Francisco, Raleigh, and Austin, is part of the Beyond Digital Initiative that was launched this year to promote the development of cutting edge digital tools and strategies to multiply Kingdom good. I will be directing the second primary element of this initiative, the Beyond Digital Leadership Community, which begins this fall. This leadership community will engage 10-12 innovative churches over a two-year period in order to accelerate their learning in the ‘digital space’, leveraging shared knowledge and outside expertise for the advancement of the mission of each individual church, and the Church as a whole. Exciting stuff!
I arrived in San Francisco yesterday and connected with colleagues and friends. We spent a little time out on the town and turned in early in order to get a fresh start on a long first day. In just about 10 hours, over 100 coders, developers, Kingdom investors and entrepreneurs will converge on YetiZen to begin a 72-hour hackfest tackling 11 core challenges in the themes of social justice, spiritual formation, and stronger/healthier ministries. There is a lot to do and expectations are high!
I’ll be posting via social media throughout the weekend if you’d like to follow along via Twitter. More to come!