International Conference on Computing & Mission
ICCM-Europe 2021 has taken place in February
as an interactive Virtual Conference.
We have not decided on a date or place for the 2022
Welcome to ICCM‑Europe!
ICCM-Europe is an annual conference uniquely designed for techie missionaries or missions-minded techies. We gather for a unique experience of spiritual fellowship, information sharing and vision renewal.
Who Should Attend ICCM-Europe?
Our focus is on the community of Christian Technologists. Who are we? What have we accomplished this year? What can we learn from each other to work more effectively in the year to come? What do we need to know about advances in technology and mission computing opportunities?
Features of ICCM-Europe
These are the things that make ICCM-Europe special.
Keynote Speaker: Victor Norman
Victor Norman has agreed to be our keynote speaker in 2021. Professor of Computer Science at Calvin College, he was a favorite workshop speaker at ICCM-Europe 2019. His theme is: When helping hurts. You won't want to miss what he has to say!
We offer up to two workshops in each of 3 workshop sessions. That's 6 workshops!
These workshops are spread across five workshop tracks:
- Basic Technology
- Advanced Technology
- Web & App Development
- Leadership & Management
- Christian Growth
Birds of a Feather (BOF) Sessions
There are a lot of technical and management subjects that need attention, but not all of these can be planned as a workshop. Birds Of a Feather, or BOF sessions, bring people with similar interests together to meet and discuss these topics. The topics are agreed by the attendees before this virtual conference and then the session times and locations are published. After registration we will post a link to join in with BOF voting.
- English Idiom: Birds of a feather flock together.
- Explanation: Just as bird species flock together, people with similar interests tend to congregate with one another.
This virtual conference will not have a pre conference workship this year.
If you think even this Virtual conference does need a pre-conference hackathon or workshop let us know and we can work together on creating such an addition to the program. For now the EuroPrep team has not planned any pre-conference virtual activities.
The TFM Contest (Technology For Missions) is a chance for you to share this past year’s successes, challenges and failures. This is an open-mic night style event where everyone is invited to get up and tell stories from the past year.
Event Schedule Summary
A quick summary schedule based on last year's non-virtual conference.
We are still working on making this work for this Virtual ICCM Conference. So things might still change. Feel free to send us suggestions
4 February 2021
Times in GMT+1 (Amsterdam time)
Introductions Part 1
Keynote Part 1
Introductions Part 2
BOF Session 1
Hangout and Games
5 February 2021
Times in GMT+1 (Amsterdam time)
Worship & Devotions
Keynote Part 2
Workshop Session 1
AJAX: Taking an extended Spiritual Retreat
BASIC: Sharing experiences while teaching in pandemic times
COBOL: Basxconnect: an open source database management framework for NPOs
Workshop Session 2
AJAX: Introduction to Python within Minecraft
BASIC: Finding God's Peace in the midst of Chaos and Anxiety
COBOL: Keeping safe in a digital world
Workshop Session 3
AJAX: Spiritual Autobiography
BASIC: ITIL: what, how and why, useful for mission organizations?
COBOL: How to secure email