#HACK2017

On October 20-22, 2017, nearly 1,000 technologists, developers, designers and mission workers in 42 cities around the world and online came together for the second ever Indigitous #HACK.

#HACK2017 Numbers

  • 674 Participants
  • 42 Cities

Manila, Philippines

A marketing professional in Manila had long felt torn between a desire to continue her career in marketing and a calling to serve as a missionary. After attending a local Indigitous #HACK event, she learned that she can do both, serving as a missionary through her marketing.


Waterloo, Canada

Using analytics and sentiment analysis around the #MeToo sexual harassment discussion, a team made a website to help Christians and churches listen and enter into the conversation with empathy and wisdom.

This project continued to be developed in FaithTech Labs.

Boise, USA

A team in Boise prototyped the Visibility Gauge Project, an automated hardware solution for calibrating HF radio to assist pilots when landing planes in poor visibility.

This project was tested for deployment by a global missions organization, MAF.

Modesto, USA

A Californian team collaborated with participants across Canada, Europe, and the Middle East to further a language assessment and curriculum tool for missionaries called Grow Fast Grow Deep.

Field workers continued to develop this project.

London, UK

Christians Against Poverty was the product of a team in London, who built a VR project on Gear VR and Oculus Rift. The project allows people to take part in a fully immersive experience of what it’s like to live in poverty.

This project was tested for deployment by a global missions organization.

Moldova | Singapore

Participants in Singapore collaborated with a team in Moldova to develop Stay, a website that tackles suicide by providing an anonymous forum where those with suicidal thoughts can find a friend to talk to.


Chengdu, China

A team in Chengdu developed the Spoken Bible App, an app to provide Bible verses in Chinese in response to verbal commands.


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