Hackers Serve Their Community

Be a part of the Code for the Kingdom hackathon by creating viable solutions to meet needs in the Bay Area this Nov 13-15

Nov 04, 2015, 11:30 ET from Venture Christian Church

LOS GATOS, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the weekend of November 13-15, 2015, Venture Christian Church of Silicon Valley is co-organizing the 3rd annual Bay Area Code for the Kingdom hackathon along with Leadership Network, and support from Transforming the Bay with Christ. Marc Krejci, the Pastor of Innovation at Venture, is the lead organizer for this hackathon to be held at CityTeam Ministries, 2304 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA.


The event seeks to create viable solutions to address the Bay Area's needs via challenges that foster change, from providing tools to fight against human trafficking, resources combatting homelessness, to helping Bay Area residents become more active in their own local communities.

Friday evening's keynote speaker, Roberto Ortiz, is Director of Mobile Design at Yahoo where he helps lead a design team focused on native mobile experiences. Prior to Yahoo, Roberto spent time at Google where he focused on UX design. Roberto, recruited at the age of 17 by Lockheed Martin, is also a co-founder of ELEO Conference, a meet up and conference held in the Bay Area that focuses on leadership and entrepreneurship.

After hosting 22 hackathons around the world over the last 2 years, including the first ever worldwide faith-inspired hackathon, Code for the Kingdom (C4TK), a Leadership Network initiative, is coming back to the Bay Area where it all started in 2013.  Code for the Kingdom (C4TK) is activating entrepreneurs and technologists to cause culture change. Whether it be launching new tech startups, helping charities leverage technology to advance their mission, or just taking another step in exploring their passion and purpose, participants of C4TK are all united with the common goal of tackling challenges facing our communities by creating technologies from a Christian perspective. 

Registration is now open for the Bay Area's Code for the Kingdom Hackathon Nov. 13-15, 2015. To learn more about the Bay Area's hackathon event, visit: http://bayarea.codeforthekingdom.org

Venture Christian Church
Located in Los Gatos, CA, Venture Christian Church is a dynamic, fast-growing community in the Silicon Valley, CA led by pastor, author and speaker Chip Ingram. Venture Christian Church is a non-denominational church, committed to helping Christians live like Christians. www.venturechristian.org

Hackathon Contact:
Marc Krejci, Pastor of Innovation

Media Contact:                                                                    
Grace Long
Project & Communications Manager

Leadership Network: Based in Dallas, Texas, Leadership Network is a nonprofit public charity, fostering innovation movements that activate the church to greater impact through a variety of programs and resources. For more on Leadership Network, see www.leadnet.org or connect with Leadership Network on social media at www.facebook.com/leadnet.org or www.twitter.com/leadnet

Code for the Kingdom: Code for the Kingdom, a Leadership Network hackathon initiative, convenes bright entrepreneurs and technologists to use their gifts to affect global culture from a Christian perspective. To learn more about Code for the Kingdom, visit: http://codeforthekingdom.org/

Leadership Network Contact:
Tracey Daniel, C4TK Support Team

Transforming the Bay with Christ (TBC): Located in Silicon Valley, TBC is a coalition of business leaders, venture capitalists, pastors, and non-profit leaders, focused on helping to develop a grass roots activity that will transform the Bay Area through social compassion and service. www.tbc.city

CityTeam Ministries: Located in San Jose, CA, CityTeam is a non-denominational Christian non-profit serving the poor, the homeless, and the lost in local communities in the United States and around the world.  www.cityteam.org

SOURCE Venture Christian Church