Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge making Phoenix debut

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.

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Sneak Peek: Phoenix Web Challenge

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!

The Nonprofits We Serve

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.

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A Bit More Info on the Future of The Overnight Website Challenge

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.