Phoenix, November 1, 2016 — Having helped 175 nonprofits in Chicago, Kansas City and the Twin Cities, The Nerdery and Nerdery Foundation have announced their intent to bring their signature community-service event – The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge – to Phoenix for the first time. Registration for volunteers and nonprofits is open from November 1 through December 9, and Web Challenge weekend is January 21-22, 2017 at The Nerdery’s shared co-working space in Phoenix at CO+HOOTS.Read More
Remember when we talked about expanding the Overnight Website Challenge to more markets? Well, we'll soon be opening registration for our newest Web Challenge city: Phoenix, Arizona!
In the meantime, here's a quick preview of some of the cool spaces for this newest Web Challenge event, coming to The Valley of the Sun in January 2017!
We've started to compile volunteer opportunities for tech pros in the Twin Cities area: ways for them to use their knowledge to help young coders and makers. These programs represent a wide variety of options -- with commitments ranging from a just few hours up to several months -- so you can compare and see what's right for you:Read More
In recent months, as we've started sharing more about the Nerdery Foundation's future, we've received many questions about our nonprofit areas of focus. Surely - as a nonprofit ourselves, sponsored by the Sierra Bravo companies - we must want to make a difference in STEM. Or perhaps addressing the digital divide. Or maybe even helping dogs.
But we've taken a different route, because our mission is to activate the passion and skills of technologists to better our world.Read More
As we announced last week, our next Overnight Website Challenge is now planned for early 2017. We had originally hoped to hold our next event in late 2016, but alas, that was not to be.
You can read more about that in our official announcement, but for now, we wanted to take a moment to share more insight about what's ahead:
We'll plan for future Overnight Website Challenge events to occur in late winter/early spring -- watch this site for announcements on upcoming dates!
Events in different cities will take place on different dates, to provide adequate support for each event and the ability to eventually scale to more markets
In 2017, we'll launch at least one additional market for the Overnight Website Challenge (so far, we've had events in the Twin Cities, Chicago, and Kansas City)
Going forward, we envision other types of hackathons and other events to assist nonprofits with their technology needs, but The Overnight Website Challenge will remain our flagship event
We remain committed to transforming a new-and-improved Web Challenge event, to build on its history of philanthropy while increasing its impact even more. Future Web Challenges will include more opportunities to engage, and more importantly, more ways for nonprofits to receive support.