Rupert Edwards wants to change the way churches leverage technology in the areas of giving and prayer. After attending the first Code For The Kingdom hackathon, the current pastor/attorney begin working on Lepton (lepton.co), a generosity app. While there are a number of apps and technology around the area of giving, Rupert felt that adding social connections and prayer would help bolster giving. He stated phase one of his project by giving users the ability to give to not only their church, but also para-church organizations, and causes that interest them. The next part of his project is to incorporate all of this functionality into a prayer app called HolyJo. Even though the Lepton app is still in a beta, Rupert is seeking US based churches and organizations to give it a try.
In addition to these two apps, Rupert is also working to bring a Christian based hackathon to the UK. He recently founded Kingdom Code UK, a London meetup of Christians in tech. 180 people signed up for the first event. Rupert sees Code For The Kingdom – inspired events provide a powerful way to bridge tech and faith, and foster connections amongst people who may otherwise never come together. He is currently working with Code For The Kingdom organizers to bring a hackathon to the UK in 2015.To find out more about the projects that Rupert is working on, or to get more info about some of the other exciting things that he is working on in the UK, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Code for the Kingdom is a weekend hackathon where global issues are tackled with a Christian perspective. To find info on how you can participate in a future event/hackathon, visit the website at CodeForTheKingdom.org.