The first Vatican hackathon made a lot of sense, actually

I’m generally not a fan of institutionalized religion. But that doesn’t mean it can’t put its vast resources – however gained – to good use. VHacks, the very first hackathon organized by the Holy See in history was a great example of that. The hackathon invited 120 students from all over the globe and from all kinds of different ethnic and religious backgrounds to tackle problems in three ambitious domains; migrants and refugees, social inclusion, and interfaith dialogue. The themes echoed what Pope Francis said during his TED Talk last year: “How wonderful would it be if the growth of…

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