These are a great way to kick off the event
and get more out of our time together.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Two Options

How to Set Up a Google Data Studio Dashboard

Google Data Studio turns your data into informative, easy to read, easy to share, and fully customizable dashboards and reports. During this pre-conference workshop, Rosie will show you how to connect your data to a dashboard and how to configure its design elements. This workshop will start after breakfast and end around 16:30. You’ll have an hour for lunch and breaks as needed.

3rd Annual Hackathon

We are hosting another hackathon this year! If the term is new to you, a hackathon has nothing to do with Hacking. Rather, it is an event where people with software development experience get together for a compressed period of time to accept the challenge of creating a piece of useful tech as quickly as possible. The hoped-for result is either a proof-of-concept or prototype for an idea that may be developed further into a useful product. They are a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and try something new or to put your normal work skills to the test. Many think of these as a marathon for the tech world.

If you have skills related to any part of the software development process, we want you! This includes, of course, programmers and web developers, but it also includes UI/UX designers, graphic artists, and project managers, to name a few.

We haven’t decided on a specific project for this year’s hackathon and if we have enough people register we might attempt two projects at the same time. If you register, we’ll contact you in January with more specific information about the project(s). Whatever the project(s), it will be an app for evangelism or discipleship, useful to the whole body of Christ.

Registering for the Hackathon means you will need to arrive for dinner on Tuesday (4. February). After dinner, we’ll meet to kick things off with the goal of being done by 17:00 on Wednesday. Hint: Don’t expect a full night’s sleep Tuesday night. ;-)