25 July 2016 – Rocklin, CA - Educational Media Foundation (EMF), the parent company of two of the largest contemporary Christian media brands - K-LOVE and Air1 - and Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, an interdenominational non-profit mission organization, announced today they will be supporting the Indigitous #Hack event. Indigitous #Hack is a global hackathon that will convene thousands of students, technologists and digital specialists to collaborate around missional technology projects on Nov. 4 - 6, 2016. EMF and Wycliffe will join Cru, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Jesus Film Project, Quite Uncommon and other organizations for the project.
“The goal of K-LOVE and Air1 has always been to expand the reach of our faith-based messages, with an ongoing emphasis on the younger generation," shares Mike Novak, President and CEO of Educational Media Foundation. "We use music, short-form educational ministry features and on-air personalities who tie it all together. K-LOVE and Air1 are extremely honored and excited to be part of Indigitous #Hack. This is the place to be, for anyone wanting to impact the world in a powerful way.”
The Hackathon will take place in cities and campuses in all corners of the world. The initial round of 22 cities to host the Indigitous #Hack event includes seven cities in North America, one in Africa, one in Europe, and 13 in Asia. Individuals interested in hosting a #Hack event in their cities are encouraged to apply at http://indigitous.org/hack.
“In our ministry and in many others, technologists and digital specialists are a crucial part of the team, helping advance our work and ultimately helping change lives for eternity,” said Doug Hennum, chief innovation and information officer at Wycliffe USA. “Indigitous #Hack will equip them with invaluable experience using their skills for the kingdom.”
Ken Cochrum, Vice President of Global Digital Strategies at Cru, adds, “Indigitous #Hack is an opportunity to unleash the huge potential in a generation of technologists to improve our world. The event will allow a community of passionate people to use their God-given gifts and experience to help individuals and organizations serve others better.”
To sign up to participate in the global hackathon or to host an event in your community, visit: http://www.indigitous.org/hack.
About Educational Media Foundation: Educational Media Foundation (EMF) is a listener-supported network of contemporary Christian radio stations heard across the United States including New York City, Chicago and San Francisco. EMF is the leading digital network for Christian Contemporary music as ranked by Triton Digital; the stations reach an online audience estimated at 600,000 listeners per week with K-LOVE and Air1.
About Wycliffe: For nearly 75 years, Wycliffe has helped people around the world access Scripture in a language they can clearly understand. Today, up to 1,800 languages are still waiting for Bible translation to begin, and Wycliffe is working faster than ever to reach those languages as soon as possible. Visit wycliffe.org to learn more.