Twelve Nonprofits Picked for Free Web Makeover at Sierra Bravo’s Overnight Website Challenge
WHAT: Sierra Bravo's Overnight Website Challenge
Twelve Minnesota nonprofits will see their economic outlook improve overnight as 120 volunteer web pros lose sleep building 12 websites. As the 24-hour countdown begins, nonprofits will meet development teams for the first time to create new websites, unburdened by budget constraints.
Athletes Committed to Educating Students
Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project
Caring for Kids Initiative
Friends of Fort Snelling
Global Citizens Network
Hopkins Minnetonka Family Resource Center
Karen Wyckoff Rein In Sarcoma Foundation
Resource Center of the Americas
Students Today, Leaders Forever
"Picking the top 12 out of 46 eligible nonprofits was tough – all do good work and all are deserving of this opportunity," said Sierra Bravo Overnight Website Challenge judge Dan Grigsby, founder of multiple startups and tech community organizer. "It's amazing to see what 120 web developers can accomplish in 24 hours."
Other selection judges:
- Christine Durand, Communication Director, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
- Robert Stephens, Founder, Geek Squad
- Chris Wiggins, Creative Director, Fallon
These same judges will award bragging rights to one team at the end of the 24-hour event. Each nonprofit will get more than 200 hours of professional services – all donated by programmers from Sierra Bravo and the web development community at large.
As event sponsors, New Horizons of Minnesota will donate computer training to each nonprofit; VISI will give each nonprofit a year of free web hosting. In-kind sponsors: Buffalo Wild Wings, Bruegger's, Chipotle, Peace Coffee, Red Bull, and Umbria Pizza.