We're bringing the Overnight Website Challenge back to Chicago!
By Jodi Chromey
Illinois, give us your needy, your awful, your ugly nonprofit websites yearning to be better, because we're coming back for the Overnight Website Challenge.
That's right, we've opened registration for the second coming to Chicago of the Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge, our annual 24-hour event providing pro-bono interactive services to nonprofit organizations.
We're looking for like-minded web professionals to again join in giving their time and talent during the weekend of November 17-18. Nonprofits apply by articulating their vision of how nerds could further their mission through better use of interactive technology.
At last year’s Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge in Chicago, about a hundred web developers and designers freely gave 10 nonprofits well over two-thousand hours of professional services.
Nonprofits & Nerds alike can get all the details on the Overnight Website Challenge site.
Here's the important dates to remember:
- October 19: Application deadline for volunteers and nonprofits
- October 29: Selected nonprofits and teams announced
- November 7: Needy-meets-nerdy pre-Challenge mixer, at The Nerdery’s Chicago office, 300 N Elizabeth St, Chicago
- November 17-18: The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge, 9 a.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday, at Roosevelt University, Congress Lounge, 4300 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago. This is not a function of Roosevelt University. (There, we had to say that – but we’re stoked to bring our nerdathon to Roosevelt’s Chicago campus.)
Good luck to all!