Urbana18 Interview Series | Episode 3

Urbana18 Interview Series | Episode 3
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FRONTIER VENTURES & URBANA18 HACK4MISSIONS PODCAST | EPISODE 3

During Urbana18, the Urbana Communications Team invited Frontier Ventures' staff member Greg Parsons to record interviews during the conference. Frontier Ventures developed a challenge project called "Data Visualization for Mobilization" as part of the Hack4Missions track.

  • What is a hackathon?
  • Why did Frontier Ventures participate in Hack4Missions at Urbana18*?
  • How can we mobilize the next generation to serve in the frontier missions movement?

In this third episode in the Urbana18 Interview Series, Greg interviews Frontier Ventures staff who developed a challenge project using unreached people group data and other data that has intrigued the global environmental missions community. Our Winter Launch Lab has been working on the topic of creation care at the frontiers of missions and has consulted with some subject matter experts in this area. This data visualization project combines Joshua Project's unreached people group data, human suffering data, environmental stressors, and other factors to illustrate the ways in which we can come alongside those in need with the fullness of the Kingdom.

Example of Data Visualization for Mobilization challenge project from Urbana18 Hack4Missions

Listen to this interview and perhaps it may inspire you to use your technical, creative, and other skills to serve in frontier missions.

If you'd like to learn more about some of the organizations, mentioned in this episode, visit the following websites:

NOTE *About 140 students at last year's Urbana '18 were involved in a Hack4Mission. This was the second Urbana to have such an event. Each student was involved in one of nine Challenges provided by mission agencies. While their time was limited, folks who attended the final presentation were inspired by the progress made to develop prototypes. Many desire to carry on their work. This episode focuses on the Frontier Ventures challenge project: Data Visualization for Mobilization.

Frontier Ventures partnered with the Urbana18 Hack4Missions in December 2018 and our challenge project was one of 9 projects participants worked on. Photo courtesy of Urbana Student Missions

Frontier Ventures partnered with the Urbana18 Hack4Missions in December 2018 and our challenge project was one of 9 projects participants worked on. Photo courtesy of Urbana Student Missions

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