#HACK is a global hackathon to bring the Gospel to new people, places and spaces.
After taking part in the Hack4Missions event at the 2015 Urbana Student Missions Conference, Indigitous co-founder Simon Seow, was inspired to start #HACK. With the help of Nicholas Skytland and Alicia Llewellyn, founders of various NASA hackathons – including the Space Apps Challenge and the National Day of Civic Hacking – Indigitous launched #HACK in November 2016. Since then, hackers around the world have gathered every year to collaborate on missional projects aimed at solving problems affecting their communities. In 2020, lockdowns caused by the global pandemic resulted in #HACK moving online for our first virtual hackathon.
A hackathon is a hands-on event for programmers, developers, engineers, UX designers, project managers, and others to unleash their creativity through technology. For the duration of the event, usually a day or weekend, people with technical backgrounds come together, form teams around a problem, and collaboratively develop a solution. What separates the Indigitous #HACK from other hackathons is that our participants are focused on taking the Gospel to new people, places and spaces. We create long-term impact as we learn from each other and address challenges facing our local and global communities.
#HACK is more than just an event. Those who take part make a difference and use their skills to advance God’s Kingdom through mission-focused projects and innovation.
Stories from #HACK
Changed lives, solved problems and Jesus made known. Here are some stories of what happened at #HACK over the years.
Hacking means more than just writing great code. #HACK is a collaboration between technologists, designers, missionaries, data analysts, researchers – anyone who wants to come be part of the solution.
– Ali Llewellyn, CoFounder of Quite Uncommon
Started at #HACK
Find out about some of the projects that were started or continued at a #HACK event.