Code for the Kingdom Nashville

Join developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and innovators from around Nashville for a weekend hackathon dedicated to creating technology for good using the talents and passions that God has given us.

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About

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. C4TK hackathons have gathered thousands of technologists to create hundreds of projects for good.

Our goal is that the weekend would leverage the skills and insights of our city’s entrepreneurs, designers, and technologists to foster an innovative culture with Christian values that extends far beyond the weekend itself. We hope lasting community and change are a result of our coming together.

Workshops

Young Coders


Details

On Saturday February 10th, 2018, parallel to the Hackathon, Code For The Kingdom Nashville will offer a Young Coders Workshop with the aim of introducing kids ranging from 3rd grade through high school exposure to coding and robotics!

An instructor will walk attendees through exercises available on Code.org teaching the basics of logic thinking and progamming using the Hour of Code curriculum. Each student will be required to bring their own laptop to the event.


In addition, students will assemble a Makeblock mBot 1.1, geared at providing hands-on experience of programming, electronics, and robotics in a small group setting. An mBot will be provided for each group and is not required by attendees, along with a volunteer to walk the group through assembly.

The goal of the morning would be to introduce attendee to the basics of computer programming and awareness of programming electronics and robotics.

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React/React Native/Serverless

Details

On Saturday February 10th, 2018, parallel to the Hackathon, Code For The Kingdom Nashville will offer a Workshop for those interested in working with technologies such as React, React Native and Serverless backends to name a few. We'll implement a small ministry focused project to help you come up to speed with these awesome technologies.

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Schedule

Friday, February 9th

5:30 PM : Doors Open
5:30 - 6:30 PM : Dinner and Networking (Blue Coast Burrito - Taco Bar, Sodas/Water)
6:30 - 6:45 PM : Welcome & Review Format
6:45 - 7:15 PM : Open Floor - Pitch Your Own Project
7:55 - 11:59 PM : Team Formation / Start Creating

Saturday, February 10th

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM : Creating
8:00 - 9:00 AM : Breakfast (Chick-fil-a - Chicken mini's & Coffee)
9:00 - 12:00 PM : Young Coders Workshop
12:00 - 1:00 PM : Lunch (Jimmy John's - Sandwiches, Chips, Soda/Water)
1:00 - 5:00 PM : Optional Workshop - Creating a ministry project using technologies like React, React Native and Serverless
6:00 - 7:00 PM : Dinner (Hattie B's - Hot Chicken Bar - Hot Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, Banana Pudding, Sodas/Water)

Sunday, February 11th

12:00 AM - 2:00 PM : Creating
8:00 - 9:00 AM : Breakfast (Panera Bread - Pastries, Bagels & Coffee)
9:00 - 10:00 AM :
Sunday Service and Worship
12:00 - 1:00 PM : Lunch (Jimmy John's - Sandwiches, Chips, Soda/Water)
2:00 PM : Pencils Down / Stop Creating
2:00 - 2:30 PM : Final Presentation Prep
2:30 - 3:15 PM : Finished Project Presentations
3:30 - 4:00 PM : Judging Projects
4:00 - 4:30 PM : Awards Presentation / Closing Remarks
* Schedule Subject to Change.

Directions

The event will be held at the new LifeWay Headquarters behind the HCA building just off Charlotte Ave at I-65 South.

Please use the GPS address of: 1100 Jo Johnston Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Parking is FREE in the garage at the South West corner of the building. When approaching the gate the garage door might be closed. If so, pull forward and it will open automatically.

Reference this map for more information.

Sponsors

More coming soon!

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