Code for the Kingdom Hackathon — September 23-25
When: September 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM – Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM (PDT)
Where: Five Stars, 340 Bryant Street, San Francisco
Convergence House of Prayer, 200 Hammond Ave, Fremont, CA
Mixbook.com, 409 Sherman, Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
Join us for the 2016 multi-city San Francisco Bay Area Code for the Kingdom hackathon. Together with local organizers in San Francisco, Fremont, and Palo Alto and partner organizations we share a common vision to provide more opportunities for communities around the world to participate and showcase innovation and entrepreneurship in their communities in creating technologies addressing significant issues confronting society, community, families, and spiritual life.
The fourth San Francisco Bay Area Code for the Kingdom hackahton builds upon the success of the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Bay Area Code for the Kingdom hackathons, as well as the 2015 Global hackathon and previous regional hackathons, which have already gathered over 3500 technologists to create over 330 projects to do good. This largest ever global faith-inspired tech collaboration will continue to activate technologists and other creative people to give their skills and some time as their contribution to the mission field, and it will also leverage the skills and in- sights of entrepreneurs, designers, and technologists to foster an entrepreneurial culture with Christian values.
Come, participate and address a number of challenges aimed at helping release the oppressed, teaching God’s Word, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and supporting the church and the body of Christ.
Join us and let’s together create technology that matters.
Skip Vaccarello to Speak in Overland Park Kansas — October 13
Speaker: Skip Vaccarello, author of Finding God in Silicon Valley
When: Thursday, October 13 — 11:00 am, 1:00 pm
Where: Overland Park Convention Center, 6100 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS
Cost: $45 for individuals, $400 for a table
Skip Vaccarello, author of this blog and the book Finding God in Silicon Valley, will be speaking at an Integrity Resource Center event in Overland Park Kansas 0n October 13. Skip will be sharing his faith journey and the stories of various Silicon Valley leaders, as well as providing insight on living out your faith at work.
Skip has over 35 years of experience in leadership positions for Silicon Valley technology companies. In 1979, he came to Silicon Valley as the VP of Operations with VisiCorp, the provider of the industry’s first spreadsheet, VisiCalc, and a pioneer in the personal computer revolution. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of Applied Weather Technology, a global company providing software and services to the maritime industry. His other experience includes CEO of Communications Solutions, Inc., division general manager of 3Com, and co-founder and CEO of The Saratoga Group.
In addition to writing, Skip provides executive mentoring and business consulting services, sits on the boards of companies and non-profit organizations, and is active in church and community activities, including chairing the Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast. He earned an A.B. in economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Boston University.
Gospel Patrons, Awake Conference — November 5
When: Saturday, Novevember 5 — 9:00 am, 9:00 pm
Where: Montavlo Arts Center, 154000 Montavlo Rd/. Saratoga CA 95071
Cost: $125 for individuals, $100/person group discount
“Awake” is a catalytic one-day event for young professionals aimed at awakening to a deeper relationship with Jesus, a vision for our part to play in the world, and a passion for generosity.
Think of this like a 1-day vacation, but instead of sitting on a beach, you’ll be at a beautiful California villa. Our aim is to create space to get outside of our normal routines and be refreshed through time with God and one another.
We’ll gather with 150 other young professionals to sit under great teaching, share meals, tell stories of God’s work in our lives, premier a short film, and conclude with an evening of worship to our glorious God.
Block out the whole day, leave your laptop at home, bring some friends and plan to spend the day being inspired, encouraged, and refreshed.