The challenges will be announce on May 16th. Please come back then to learn more about our challenges.
In case you are already interested or working on a project, don’t change course. But please keep in mind that your project must be aligned with the Transforming Lives Theme of the Hackathon. Please come prepared to pitch your project at the Hackathon so that you can recruit teams to work on them.
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 API, in order to enable you to build better and faster. That said, please note that there is no compulsion that these API 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. We have also instituted cash prizes of $500 for the best usage of each of the two APIs our sponsors have provided. So leverage these API and the best resources around so that together, we can create technology that matters.
Digital Bible Platform
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.
Become one of the few developers to provide Deaf Bible videos in your app.
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.
Login URL: https://www.digitalbibleplatform.com/site/wp-login.php
DBT Key: fd82d19821647fa4829c7ca160b82e6f
The American Bible Society REST API
Access to hundreds of versions and languages.
Get access to hundreds of Bible versions available across multiple languages. We are constantly adding new versions to BibleSearch and try to offer the most popular versions through our API. View all API versions.
Search the Bible.
Search the Bible for any reference or keyword directly from your site. The API makes it easy for you to integrate search functionality so that your users can find the verse that they are looking for quickly.
Access to entire Bible.
Provide your users with full access to the Bible. Not only do they have the ability to search the Bible, but you can provide direct access to books, chapters, and verses in a way that fits your application.
Multiple versions in a unified format.
Access multiple versions all with single unified format. We’ve done the hard work of converting varied and proprietary text formats so that you can focus on building your app and not on text conversion.
Create your own app.
We provide the Bible text so that you can dream up the the next app that truly helps individuals engage with the Bible.
Hackathon is an event where people get together and develop 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.
The Code for the Kingdom Bay Area Hackathon is being organized by Leadership Network with the collaboration of Carpenters, and CrazyLove.org .
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.
Yes: Transforming Lives. How can technology help alleviate and eradicate all forms of injustice while teaching about God’s unconditional love?
Yes. Join us.
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.
Yes; we do not provide computers. Please bring anything you’ll need to code.
Yes – We will provide dinner on Friday May 30th, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday Mat 31st, and breakfast, and lunch on Sunday the June 1st.
Yes. We realize that 47 hours is a long time, and that some people might have other commitments, or might prefer to work remotely, or need to go home/hotel to rest and shower. Yet, you need to be present for the initial few hours during the startup demos, 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.
Yes the venue will be open for the duration of the event, please bring a sleeping bag, a pillow, or whatever you might need, and find a place at the venue to take a good nap.
Possibly. You can use the Code for the Kingdom Google + Community at anytime to meet other participants, propose ideas, and recruit or be recruited into a team. But you can also bring your own team, or come alone and become part of a team at the hackathon.
You can build on top of something you have, but whatever you present must have new code developed for at least one of the challenges of the hackathon and you must do some of that coding at the hackathon venue during the hackathon hours.
We don’t think so. There will be separate prizes, but of similar amount, for teams that present solutions built on their existing technologies, and for teams that start fresh at the hackathon. We want to honor all of you, regardless of whether you have been working for a while on something you are passionate about, or whether you decide on something brand new.
No. The work space will be available non-stop ( the entire hackathon 47 ) but it is up to you and your team to decide on your work schedule.
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.
Each team will have 5 minutes for their demo and 3 minutes to answer questions from the judges.
The final screening is public, although space is limited. Expect a mixture of participants, hi-tech executives, venture capitalists and angels, ministry and non-profit leaders, press, and observers.
Yes. We will give over $10K in cash awards.
The jury’s composition will be announced closer to the date of the hackathon.