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What is Code for the Kingdom?

CBU students, have you ever wanted to impact your cities, circles and communities and solve problems that you see around you? Have you ever wanted to be the change? If yes, join us on March 3-5, 2016 for CBU's first ever Code for the Kingdom Hackathon.

Code for the Kingdom is a weekend Hackathon series and ongoing ecosystem where the challenges confronting our communities, our society, our families, and our spiritual lives are tackled from a Christian perspective. The movement hosts weekend gatherings in different cities where developers, designers, ideators and others collaborate to advance common good and serve God’s Kingdom.

This first Code for the Kingdom at CBU builds upon the success of previous hackathons, which have already gathered thousands of technologists to create hundreds of projects to do good.

Join some of the most talented developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and creative people at CBU as they collaborate with each other to create innovative technology to help release the oppressed, teach God’s word, heal the sick, feed the hungry, clothe the naked and support the Church and the body of Christ.

Join us this March 3-5 and let’s create technology that matters.


SUBMITTED PROJECTS

Here are the projects presented at the end of the hackathon. Congratulations to all participants for your amazing work and passion. You created technology that matters!!!

JustGo

by Peter D, Austin W, Chris N, Emmanuel M, David L

Flock

by Austin B, Chris C, Caleb C, Wesley D

iFollow

by Forrest Collins

Answered

by Kyle R, Jacob D

Pray.er

by Raven R, Matt F, Nathanael W, Haley P

Preach to me

by Cameron S, Abigail L, Matt S, Zach P

Quest

by Kaytie C, James H, Michael O, Stephen M

Absolute Truth

by Karina L, Belen B

Creation

by Justin Chou, Joel G, Millie H, Michael B, Adrianna T

Hear them Knocking

by Jonathan N, Eric Young, Gabriel C


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WINNERS

The awards went to:

First Place

Creation

Created by Justin Chou, Joel G, Millie H, Michael B, Adrianna T

Second Place

iFollow

Created by Forrest Collins

Third Place

Answered

Created by Kyle R, Jacob D

Best Use of the Digital Bible Platform

Preach to me

Created by Cameron S, Abigail L, Matt S, Zach P

People's Choice

Creation

Created by Justin Chou, Joel G, Millie H, Michael B, Adrianna T


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Local Organizer

Meet your CBU Organizer.

Dr. Mi Kyung Han

Dr. Mi Kyung Han
Assistant professor, CSDS department at California Baptist University

Dr. Mi Kyung Han is an assistant professor at CSDS department at California Baptist University. Previously she worked at Microsoft for 4 years as a software development engineer in Power BI (www.powerbi.com) team. She has passion for students and looks forward to creating marketplace miracles with her students to expand the Kingdom of God to all nations. She loves to code, debug, sing and play piano. She is blessed to be married to Kyungsoo Im. She and Kyungsoo recently organized Code for The Kingdom@ Microsoft hackathon and look forward to continue such effort at CBU developing applications with students that will transform many lives leading many to righteousness (Daniel 12:3).

For more information about this hackathon, please email Dr. Han

Schedule

Thursday March 3rd, 2016
Kick Off
Location: BUS 124
5:30 PM - 6:20 PM Registration/Dinner (Pizza)
6:20 PM - 6:40 PMWorship
6:40 PM - 7:10Keynote
7:10 PM - 7:30 PMChallenges & Pitch Your Project
7:30 PM - 7:40 PMBreak
7:40 PM - 8:15 PMHackathon ice-breaker & team formation
8:15 PM - 11:00 PMHack-away

Friday March 4th, 2016
Round-the clock Hacking
Location: Innovators' Auditorium
6:00 PM - 6:50 PMDinner
7:00 PM - 7:20 PMWorship
7:20 PM - 7:50 PM Friday Keynote
7:50 PM- 8:00 PMBreak
8:00 PM - 8:30 PMTeam re-balancing
8:30 PM - 11:59 PMHack-away

Meet with Mentors is a great opportunity to connect with industry experts who can guide you and your concepts. The organizers will help you connect with mentors of your choice on Friday/Saturday.

Saturday March 5th, 2016
Location: Innovators' Auditorium
12:00 AM - 6:00 PMHacking
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:15 AMWorship
9:15 AM - 9:30 AMDevotional
9:30 AMHack-away
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PMHack-away
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMRehearsal for Presentation
6:00 PM - 6:50 PMDinner
7:00 PM - 7:20 PMWorship
7:20 PM - 7:50 PMDemo and Presentation
7:50 PM - 8:00 PMBreak (judges adjourn)
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Award and Celebration

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Mentors

Meet with Mentors is a great opportunity to connect with industry experts who can guide you and your concepts.

Show mentors who can help in:

Dr. Mi Kyung Han

Dr. Mi Kyung Han
Assistant professor, CSDS department at California Baptist University

Dr. Mi Kyung Han is an assistant professor at CSDS department at California Baptist University. Previously she worked at Microsoft for 4 years as a software development engineer in Power BI (www.powerbi.com) team. She has passion for students and looks forward to creating marketplace miracles with her students to expand the Kingdom of God to all nations. She loves to code, debug, sing and play piano. She is blessed to be married to Kyungsoo Im. She and Kyungsoo recently organized Code for The Kingdom@ Microsoft hackathon and look forward to continue such effort at CBU developing applications with students that will transform many lives leading many to righteousness (Daniel 12:3).
Dirk Dallas

Dirk Dallas
Assistant Professor, CBU Graphic Design and Digital Media Program

Dirk Dallas is a graphic designer, filmmaker, photographer, professor of digital media at California Baptist University and the founder of www.FromWhereIDrone.com. He has done work with clients such as Nike, Ford, Toyota, Disney and Starbucks. When he is not creating, teaching or stepping on Legos in the middle of the night, you can him chasing light, exploring new beaches and flying toy helicopters with his oldest daughters.
Dr. Kyungsoo Im

Dr. Kyungsoo Im
Assistant professor, CSDS department at California Baptist University

Dr. Kyungsoo Im is an assistant professor at CSDS department at California Baptist University. Previously he has worked as a software engineer for 5 years from 2010 - 2015 at Amazon in Seattle, WA. His first team was with the database services group within AWS (Amazon Web Services), and later worked in the Kindle group. His research background includes software architectures, software testing & debugging, and automated software engineering. He enjoys teaching about the discipline he is passionate about (Computer Science) and helping students grow and succeed. Dr. Im is blessed to be married to Dr. Mikyung Han and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and developing mobile applications for God's Kingdom.
LouAnn Hunt

LouAnn Hunt
Digital Bible Manager, Faith Comes By Hearing

LouAnn Hunt is the Digital Bible Manager at Faith Comes By Hearing. She leads an awesome team who created the second-most downloaded Bible app, Bible.is, offering Bibles in over 800 languages. LouAnn also oversees the Digital Bible Platform, the world's largest digital library of Bible text, audio, and video content, which is available via API. Digital initiatives she manages include localization strategies, Deaf Bible app, KIDZ Bible app, Smart TV apps, radio, and satellite.She loves all things digital and is passionate about getting God's Word to everyone, everywhere in their heart language through every digital means available now and in the future. She is always looking for innovative solutions and out-of-the-box thinking to get the Bible into the hands of every human on earth. Her team's vision is for no one to have to search for the Bible in their language, "the Bible should just BE..."
Jack KN Tsai

Jack KN Tsai
Investor, Social-Entrepreneur, Innovation and Strategy Advisor

As a serial entrepreneur, investor and advisor Jack KN Tsai has shared his Startup expertise with entrepreneurs around the globe. With a down-to-earth style and keen eye for detail Jack lends his nearly 20 years of entrepreneurial knowledge in the areas of business plan development, operations process, strategic business execution as well marketing strategy and consumer research. As a manager of a leading window covering manufacturing company Jack's first key position was responsibility for the company's operational development and process. Clients included K-Mart, Home-Depot, Standard Brand and Levelor to name a few. With his career on the rise and hungry for advancement, Jack moved up and on to a new senior-level position but this time shifting toward the computer industry. In this position, He oversaw both the macro and micro markets as they related to the price trend movement. Armed with experience and a can-do spirit, Jack founded P8I, a top computer peripherals importer and export in the computer chrome market. As Founder and CEO Jack positioned the company for acquisition. After his successful exit, Jack returned to school to obtain his EMBA at UC Berkeley's HAAS School of Business. Currently, Jack is contributor mentor for student at Stanford Venture Technology Program, UC Berkeley Entrepreneurship, UCLA Anderson, USC Marshall, and CalTech Jack is an active member of the Tech Coast Angels, TiE Angel Silicon Valley, Co-Chairman of the Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch Competition, BusinessWeek Advisory Committee and the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council. Helping entrepreneurs bring their visions to life is what fuels Jack's passion for being an advisor. Fresh ideas, building something from nothing and continuous learning are the key elements that keep Jack energized and ready for more.
Garry Williams

Garry Williams
CEO, Cozzee

Hailing from the great state of Ohio, Garry Williams has 13 years of experience growing businesses and connecting communities. Garry has an extensive background in global business strategy, marketing management and business development. When he unplugs from the day to day, you can find him spending time with his gorgeous wife Nicole, loving on his little dudes and, of course, keeping up with all things ESPN. Garry is also actively involved in his various philanthropic and Christ centric projects and has an extreme passion for meeting the needs of underserved individuals. Garry graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Business (Go Bearcats!) with degrees in Marketing and Management and a minor in Economics.
Chris Lim

Chris Lim
Founder, TheoTech

Christopher Lim is founder of TheoTech, a company activating a movement of Technology Entrepreneurship for the Gospel. This means beginning with God as the Customer and working backwards to create the things He desires to see in the world. As a practitioner, Chris is focused on Ceaseless, a technology­supported movement to personally pray for everyone on earth. He is also developing a system to help churches reflect the multilingual glory of God's kingdom by subtitling messages in real time so that congregations no longer need to be segregated by language. Chris loves seeing the implications of a thoughtful theology of technology worked out in real world products that transform people's lives and give them a foretaste of God's Kingdom. You can reach him on twitter @meritandgrace and read his blog at www.meritandgrace.com.
Chris Armas

Chris Armas
Founder/ Managing Director, Code for the Kingdom

Chris Armas leads the Code for the Kingdom Initiative globally. Chris is a consummate business and technology thought leader. Chris has been a global technology entrepreneur having launched two successful startups, as well as being CIO/CTO at Fortune 500 companies. Chris focus now is to help engage, challenge, release, and support the most brilliant minds of the entrepreneurial and tech sector to create technologies that would affect our communities and culture from a Christian perspective.

APIs

At Code For The Kingdom, we value your precious time and don’t want you to reinvent the wheel. That’s why our sponsors have come forward to offer their APIs, in order to enable you to build better and faster. That said, please note that there is no compulsion that these APIs must be used or any other restrictions on technologies that you may use at the Hackathon.

We believe that these platforms may assist you as you create effective solutions to today’s problems. So leverage these APIs and the best resources around so that together, we can create technology that matters.

Access digital Bible content in hundreds of languages. Free.

Easy access to Bible text, audio, and videos with simple API calls to the Digital Bible Platform.

Help Faith Comes By Hearing enhance the Digital Bible Platform for the developer community. Provide your feedback and in turn support enhancements for your apps.

During the event, this username and key will be active so developers can immediately use the API. If you want to continue using the API after the event you can sign up for your own key.

  • Username: [email protected]
    • Password: [email protected]&nYA Login URL: https://www.digitalbibleplatform.com/site/wp-login.php
  • DBT Key: edcaae30b4b4e4e51ce3b9e49d035820


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Sponsors

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Rules

Why the rules?

The rules are in place to give every participant the same opportunity for success. In order to be eligible for the prizes, participants must follow the rules. However, if you want to participate and not follow the rules below, you will be permitted to do so, although you will not be eligible for the prizes.

Importantly, you can start coding ahead of the hackathon or at the hackathon. So what are you waiting for? Register now and get started!

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Read the rules

You can start coding ahead of the hackathon or at the hackathon.

USE WHAT YOU KNOW

Participants are free to use any tools that they know, in order to help them code.

CODING RULES

There will be identical but separate awards for teams that started coding before the hackathon as well as teams that started coding at the hackathon. However, some or all of the coding must take place at the hackathon, in order to be eligible for the awards.

TRY TO USE OUR SPONSOR’S API’S

Although not mandatory, participants are encouraged to use our platform sponsor’s technologies.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Participants have full ownership of what they build during the Code for the Kingdom hackathon and are free to do with it as they wish. If you build as a team, the IP is shared by the team. If you build as an individual, the IP is all yours.

FINISH ON TIME

Participant must submit their project by the submission time on Saturday afternoon. No late submissions will be accepted.

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FAQ

What's a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where people get together and develop some awesome technologies in a short time span. Think of it as a creative marathon where at the end you have some product to show for.


What is this hackathon trying to accomplish?

This Hackathon is a non-profit event to encourage the activation and on-going collaboration of a larger ecosystem of all sort of creative individuals ( including programmers, designers, creatives, entrepreneurs, and leaders of churches, non-profits, and the marketplace) who are passionate about creating technologies to tackle from a Christian perspective the challenges confronting our society, our communities, our churches, and our spiritual lives.


What if I don’t know how to program?

Everyone has something to offer to help transform lives. If you come full of ideas there will be technologists eager to be in a team with you.


Do I have to bring my own laptop?

Yes; we do not provide computers. Please bring anything you’ll need to code.


I can’t stay the entire time, can I still participate?

Yes. We realize that some people might have other commitments, or might prefer to work remotely, or need to go home to rest and shower. Yet, you need to be present for the Thursday evening kickoff, and at some point you need be at the venue and do some work onsite. You will also need to be present for the final few hours for the presentations and judging.


Can I present a technology I already have?

You can build on top of something you have, but whatever you present must have new code developed in alignment with the spirit of the hackathon and you must do some of that coding at the hackathon venue during the hackathon hours.


Do I have to work non-stop?

No. It is up to you and your team to decide on your work schedule.


Who owns the IP of what we make?

This is ultimately a question for your team. But neither the organizers nor Code for the Kingdom claims any ownership of any technologies you develop.


Will I be able to test my presentation before the final presentation?

Yes!


What's the format of the final presentation?

Each team will have 3 minutes for their demo and 2 minutes to answer questions.


Who will be in attendance at the final presentations?

The final screening is public, although space is limited.


What's the hashtag?

#C4TK


Is there a slack channel?

Yes, c4tk.slack.com


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