Kingdom Code: BUILD – the UK’s Christian Hackathon
From a handful of folk in a pub Kingdom Code has grown into a thriving community of Christians passionate about seeing technology used for the Kingdom. Now in its third year the hackathon is back, with a new name: Kingdom Code BUILD.
Build is the culmination of the year connecting thinking, chatting and is a chance to get practical and get creative. Whether that’s working on passion projects, pitches or challenges from ministries, there’s a whole host of ways to use your skills for His glory and help build the Kingdom.
Join us for Kingdom Code Build 2017.
“Great relaxed innovative atmosphere and the feeling that we were part of something really special.”
Innovation Warehouse was founded in 2010 as coworking accelerator and community for digital high-growth start-up businesses in London. The idea was brought to life by a group of entrepreneurs and angel investors with significant experience and track record in working with start-ups. Every day, over 200 entrepreneurs, angels and mentors work together from our Smithfield location.
1 E Poultry Avenue, London, EC1A 9PT
We are proud to be joined by two amazing partners:
Starting in Bradford in 1996, Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a national organisation specialising in debt counselling for people in financial difficulty, including those in need of bankruptcy or insolvency. It also provides Job Clubs for those seeking employment and Release Groups for people looking to overcome addictions and dependencies.
Challenge: How can digital tools enable churches to serve the poor and save the lost in their local communities?
Watch CAP’s director of technology and transformation, introduce CAP and the challenge:
Home for Good is a charity which aims to make adoption and fostering a significant part of the life and ministry of the Church in the UK. They raise awareness of the need for foster and adoptive parents, encouraging families to provide loving homes for the children in care, and equipping the Church to offer welcoming communities for them.
Challenge: How could Home for Good better use digital tools to inspire people, support them in their fostering and adoption journey and enable them to be part of a growing movement?
Ticket sales will cover less than half the cost. The hackathon in London is hosted by Kingdom Code, a not-for-profit group, with a passion to help Christians in technology find encouragement and collaborate. Over half the budget will be met by the generosity of sponsors.
Are you going to feed me?
Yes! You’ll be well fed over the course of the weekend. We’ll eat together Friday dinner through to Sunday lunchtime. There will be plenty of snacks and caffeine on tap.
Is there a student discount?
Maybe… if you ask nicely! Snap a photo of your student ID / NUS card and send us a tweet (@kcodeuk) and we’ll see what we can do for you.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes! Just log into Eventbrite and update your information.
I heard rumours of a cat…
Yes! Princess, the Innovation Warehouse cat, lives in our venue. If you have allergies you may want to bring antihistamines.
Are there refunds?
Sorry, we can’t do refunds, however the tickets are transferable, so feel free to pass your ticket on to someone else (just remember to update the name on the ticket).
Is there an age limit for the event?
There is no age limit for the event, however under 18’s must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
48 hours? What about sleep?
While some people will be working for the full 48 hours (caffeine provided in the ticket cost) it is certainly not expected! Don’t worry you can go to sleep. The venue doesn’t have a specific room to sleep in, however you are most welcome to bring a sleeping bag and air bed and find a quiet corner, alternatively make arrangements for yourself off site.
We’re working on that… There are none on site.
I have food allergies or requirements… can you cater for me?
Yes! We’ll do our best to accomodate your needs, just included them in the form when you register.
What can you do right now?
Sign up now – get an early-bird discount, it won’t be there forever!
Get some friends together – bring a team – or just come as you are.
Begin to think of a product you would like to build.
What is Kingdom Code?
When the love of Jesus and a passion for tech collide, exciting things happen. Things that may just impact the Kingdom, things like Kingdom Code!
We’re a community of people who love Jesus and love tech. We’re creatives, developers, designers, entrepreneurs, ideators and innovators. We gather often to encourage, inspire and spark serendipity. So, whether you crunch data, grapple with code, place every pixel or love casting vision, there’s a place for you to come, learn, grow, make friends, network and have fun.
We typically meet on the first Monday of the month somewhere in London. Sign up, to get connected find out more about each event.