Connect faith and technology with our virtual hackathon across Texas!

Indigitous #HACK is a global hackathon that has spread with one idea in mind: how can we bring together faith and tech? We are bringing this hackathon to a virtual platform and inviting people from all over Texas! We are excited for you to come join us this year.

This hackathon is being held on October 17th from 10am to 12 midnight. From participants spanning all different majors and skill levels, we hope to bring you an opportunity to create ideas that solve today's challenges in faith through the use of technology! 

Throughout this event we will have workshops to help you create your product. We will also have some guest speakers to talk about their experience with faith and technologly. Lastly we are excited to be able to give you swag and prizes this year from cool facemasks and journals to Google Homes!

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The hackathon schedule is as follows (Central Time):


10 AM - Opening 

10:30 AM - Worship (featuring Re:Sound)

10:45 AM - Team Formation/Hacking begins

11:15 AM - React Workshop

11:15 AM - HTML/CSS Workshop

12 noon - Github Workshop

1 PM - Speaker Session: What does Bible translation have to do with technology? ft. Brad and Rachel Greco (Wycliffe Bible Translators + JAARS)

4 PM - TensorFlow Workshop

7 PM - Speaker Session: Faith & Missions in the Workplace Q&A ft. Panelists from Apple, Out of the Box Development + Microsoft

11:30 PM - Project Submission

11:35 PM - Closing

12 midnight - Hackathon ends

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Prizes

$1,235 in prizes

Viability (2)

How viable is this in the real world?
How long would it take to implement?
How hard would it be to scale?
How many users could this support?
How long does it take to load (page/process)?
Where do you think you could see this in x # of years?

Prize: Google Nest Hub for each member

Kingdom Impact

How much kingdom impact could the solution have?
Does it advance God’s purposes as communicated in the Bible?
How large of a problem does this solve?
How large of a change does this make a spiritual issue?

Prize: Echo Dot with Smart Plug for each member

Innovation

Does the project portray a creative approach to the issue?
Does the project address an actual need?
Did they start from scratch or build on existing technology / ideas?

Prize: Echo Flex with Smart Plug for each member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participants: Individuals (over 18 years in age); Teams (4-6 people)

Location: Anywhere in Texas (contact the organizers if you are outside of Texas)

Requirements

You should submit a project summary and a short 1-3 minute video. 

In the project summary please answer the following questions:

  • What is your inspiration?
  • What does your application do?
  • How did you build this application?
  • What challenges did you run into during this hackathon?
  • What accomplishments are you proud of?
  • What's next for your application?

Your video should communicate the following:

  • A brief overview of what you are trying to solve.
  • The solution’s impact: why does it matter?
  • The demonstration of what you did and what it can do (important - shows the work you did)
  • Your project’s recommended next steps (shows your vision to move this forward)

We will not be judging on the quality of the video, but make sure you answer the basic questions that are provided.

Judges

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Judging Criteria

  • Kingdom Impact
    Does this solution have kingdom impact? Does it advance God’s purposes as communicated in the Bible?
  • Innovation
    Is this an original or unique approach? Has the team done something different in how they have addressed the challenge?
  • Viability
    How viable is this in the real world? Is this solution implementable? How hard would it be to scale?
  • Completeness
    Is the project still conceptual, or has it been more fully developed? Is there a working prototype?
  • People's Choice
    Is there a project that is by far the favorite from the group?