3 months ago

Our next Global Community Meetup - Hackers Assemble!

Hey everyone,

Following the Global Church Hackathon, we're continuing with our monthly community meetups, so we have another one NEXT WEEK! 

We have two options for you, to make sure we cover the range of time zones. Both are next Tuesday, June 30th. 

At 8pm EDT/ 5pm PDT we'll hear from Adam Graber, Director of FaithTech Institute, talking on "Opening Technology's Black Box: Finding the Heartbeat of Any Device".

Book your spot for 8pm EDT here.

At 8am EDT/ 8pm GMT +8 we'll hear from Yoshi Nakamura, Founder of CALM in Japan, and Daniel Park, CEO of Openull in South Korea starting…

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4 months ago

An opportunity to link up with the global community AGAIN!

Hey everyone!

Following the Global Church Hackathon, it was amazing to see over 100 people on our global meetup call last month. So good in fact, that we have another one this Thursday, across two timezones! 

At 8pm EDT/ 5pm PDT we'll hear from John Dyer, author of "From the Garden to the City - The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology".

Book your spot for 8pm EDT here.

At 8am EDT/ 8pm GMT +8 we'll hear from FaithTech founder James Kelly on: 'What Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon teach us about God'.

Book your spot for 8am EDT

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5 months ago

Follow-up to the Hackathon!

Hi Everyone,

Thanks so much for being a part of our recent COVID-19 Global Church Hackathon. So many of you have contacted us to say how amazing it has been to become part of this global community. To keep this momentum going, we have organised a global community meetup. You'll get the opportunity to hear more about FaithTech, what's happening with the winning projects, and time to socialise with others looking to bring together Faith and Technology. 

Sign up here

It's on Thursday April 30th at 8pm EDT. See you there!

(And don't forget to get on the FaithTech slack…

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6 months ago

And the winners are...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! 

The WINNERS of the COVID-19 Global Church Hackathon are

1. Soundofyourlove
2. Juniper Tree
3. Flourish

And Hello Neighbour got a special shout out for the community award!

Read more about them here: https://medium.com/faithtech/covid-19-global-church-hackathon-results-e41b23803c28

 

We also published the other 8 projects we love on the website!

www.covidhack.com/projects

 

For Such a Time as This

The Global Church has the greatest community of entrepreneurs in the world. And during this devastating crisis, we are beginning to innovate, take risks, and play our part with our unique talents to…

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6 months ago

Actions of the day - April 4th

ACTIONS of the day 
  1. Join the Closing Ceremony in the 2 next hours. Zoom link is HERE
  2. Submit your project before the deadline, 11:45 PM EST, on DevPost
  3. Help us improve the next virtual hackathon. Tell us what do you think about this hackathon HERE

You can find us on slack at JamesKelly, Son, or Kevin Burgess if you have any questions. 

Regards,


6 months ago

Actions of the day - April 1st

ACTIONS of the day.
  1. Check the submission process doc. We made it be more clear on what you have to submit at the end of the hackathon. Click here
  2. Join the "Pitching" webinar, learn how to make great pitching from FaithTech CEO. Thursday, Apr 2, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST. Sign up here and add to your calendar here
  3. Prepare and join the networking sessions round 2. More info, check it in Slack #General channel or click

 

You can find us on slack at JamesKelly, Son, or Kevin Burgess if you have any questions. 

Regards,


6 months ago

Actions of the day - March 31th [Updated Link]

ACTIONS of the day

1. Join "Find a Team" Event in the next hour! (If you're still looking for a team to join). This link.
2. Join the "Secret Sauce to a Winning Team" webinar. Hear the best practices for working together on a virtual hackathon from the CEO of Hackathons Australia on Mar 31, 9-10 PM EST. Sign up here.

 

You can find us on slack at JamesKelly, Son, or Kevin Burgess if you have any questions. 

Regards,


6 months ago

Actions of the day - March 31th

ACTIONS of the day

1. Join "Find a Team" Event in the next hour! (If you're still looking for a team to join). This link.
2. Join the "Secret Sauce to a Winning Team" webinar. Hear the best practices for working together on a virtual hackathon from the CEO of Hackathons Australia on Mar 31, 9-10 PM EST. Sign up here.

 

You can find us on slack at JamesKelly, Son, or Kevin Burgess if you have any questions. 

Regards,


6 months ago

Actions of the day - March 30th

ACTIONS of the day.

It's not too late to catch up with other teams!
  1. Don't have a team yet? - Join “Find a Team” Event!  Come to hear project captains share their ideas. More details Click here.
  2. Need more team members? - Speak at "Find a Team" Event!  Share your idea for recruiting more people. Sign up to speak, Comment in Slack #General post or Click here.
  3. Do you want to be a winning team? - Join the webinar "Secret Sauce to a Winning Team"  Hear the best practices for working together on a virtual hackathon from the…

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6 months ago

Actions of the day - March 27th

  1. Sign up for the Opening Ceremony tomorrow! Mar 28, 12:00 PM in Eastern Time https://us04web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CeHi7ks5SNqBMS08N5ol6Q
  2. Share this hackathon with people in your network. They still have 24 hours to join before the opening ceremony starts!
See you all in the next 24 hours! 

6 months ago

Actions of the day - March 26th

  1. Check this document "Mission Control"; It's what you need to know https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-vhXsSRD9eStipThFMQ1-bXBLv6rNJlg3x-KhQLNnjc/edit?usp=sharing
  2. Join the Challenge Channels in Slack that you are interested in. It's numbered from #ch01-resources through to #ch10-funeral
  3. Vote or Propose the subjects in the webinar series here. https://covidhack.slack.com/archives/CUZSKPEL8/p1585147941010100

6 months ago

The challenges have been published! Actions for the day - 24 March.

Hey! I'm Kevin, one of the hackathon admins. I'm really excited to announce that the challenges are now published! Please take a look on the hackathon page to read through these, or the pdf can be found in the #general channel on the COVID slack workspace. 

If you want to ask questions, discuss, or offer some more information on any of the challenges, there are now channels in slack for this. They are named from #ch01-resources up to #ch10-funerals. 

Action for the day:

Review the challenges and then it's time to start forming teams. Use the challenge channels to find…

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6 months ago

Actions of the day 23rd March

  1. Introduce yourself in Slacck Channel #introductions 
  2. Wait for the challenge statements: It will be announced by tomorrow afternoon EST! 
Then you might start looking for a person to join your team in #findteammate after knowing which challenge you will take! 

 


6 months ago

Details on Problem Statements

We have two major problem categories we're trying to solve (see Home for details). 

We will be announcing 10 specific problem statements (5 for each category) on Monday or Tuesday. That will give us 5 days to start exploring solutions and then start officially hacking come Saturday, March 28th. 

Happy to here suggestions under discussion forum!! 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.