#Hack For Missions 2018 is back

Indigitous #HACK is an opportunity to unleash the huge potential in a generation of technologists to improve our world. The event will allow a community of passionate people to use their God-given gifts and experience to help individuals and organizations serve others better.

  • Do you want to code to change people’s lives?
  • Are you dreaming to innovate the means we share the gospel and make disciples?
  • Do you want to meet other people who are passionate about tech and missions?
  • Is technology affecting the way you do ministry?
  • Are you struggling to find where to invest your skills and time to build God’s Kingdom?
  • Is God calling you to serve Him using your tech skills?


#HACK is a collaboration between

technologists, designers, students,

ministry leaders and leaders harnesses

the power of a generation of purpose-driven

and faith-inspired technologists who are

looking for opportunities to serve others

through technology. We convened people

from all backgrounds who wanted to collectively

make a difference, to live a life of purpose, and to

use our skills, gifts, and expertise with technology

to impact our world.

What to expect from #Hack for Missions…

Indigitous: #Hack is about gathering a people together who love to think about technology, design and build. Over the course of the weekend we’ll form teams and work together on projects that bring technology to bear on the great commission.

Perhaps you’ve heard of a hackathon, but have never quite known what to expect, or even if you should even go along… This blog post is for you, and will also tell you what is different about coming along to #Hack for Missions Kampala

Friday night

Come in, make yourself at home! Grab your name badge, pick up some dinner and start meeting people in the room.
At 19.00 we’ll kick off the opening celebration– its a time for several things, most importantly to worship and pray together as we commit the weekend to God. Afterwards, each of the event sponsors are going to have a couple of minutes to introduce their challenge.
Pitches are one of the key things in the welcome celebration; some people will have come with plenty project ideas to work on, other people will just come along with a laptop and an enthusiasm to work on a team. During the pitches anyone who wants will get 60 seconds (no more!) to share:
  • What the idea is
  • Who it is for
  • What skill sets are needed
Once everyone has shared their pitch, then it’s going to be over to you to pick a team to join and get stuck in with the project.

#Hack time

The venue is open all weekend, and you’ve got until 12.00 on Sunday to get your project built and submitted. To help make that happen we’ve got meals sorted for you all weekend, and coffee (or your preferred drinks) on tap.
Some people will work all night through, but that’s certainly not expected. We’ve got an area of the space where you can inflate an airbed or something similar and get some sleep. Alternatively, clock out, find a hostel or AirBnB and come back in the morning refreshed! Breakfast will be out from 08.30.
If you get stuck on a bug or a design challenge don’t keep it to yourself; there’s a whole room full of people who will have ideas of how to dig you out of a hole. Shout it out to the group, or share a message in the Slack team!
We’ll also be taking a break midway through Saturday to check in with teams working in cities all over the world and to pray together. This is one of the great privileges of the weekend.  (If you have a cat allergy, please bring antihistamines).

Sunday Afternoon

At lunchtime on Sunday, building stops and projects are submitted, but that’s not the end of our weekend together. We rest over lunch together and then we come together for our afternoon celebration. Over the course of the weekend we’ll have times to pray together, on Sunday afternoon we’ll have an extended period of worship, praying and hearing from God’s word.
We’ll also be celebrating the work that has been done over the course of the weekend. As per Friday night, each team will have an opportunity to present their final project. The format is simple:  two minutes to remind everyone in the room what they were working on and to do a demo. Be prepared to be asked questions from our judging panel and from the rest of the crowd!
The judging panel will break away for a discussion over which project best meets the spirit of each challenge. Meanwhile you get a chance to vote for your favourite project of the weekend.
We’ll award prizes, divide out the remaining gummy bears and pack down after another hackathon.

In the months before…

Sign up!

Seriously! Get yourself registered. Think about other people who might want to join you as well, bring them along too.

Think about the project

At the beginning of September the challenges will appear on the website (and if you’re on the mailing list, in your inbox). Start thinking about projects and ideas. Check out other people’s ideas that will start appearing on airtable (link will be published mid-September), see how your skillset could help one of the teams or add your own idea.
On Friday 14th September we’re hosting a meeting all about ideation  how you go from a challenge or a problem to an idea. Come and hear from each of the sponsors, find out about their  challenges, and then start the ideation process…

#Hack 4 Missions 2018

In October, join Christian technologists from across the Uganda and beyond to kick start projects and share ideas that integrate your Christian faith and your technical skill set.

Whether you’re a developer, designer, project manager, branding/marketing expert, ideator or something else entirely different, you’ll enjoy taking a weekend to meet and work with others who share your desire to see God glorified through technology.

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