24 The Web: building websites for charities in 24 hours
Last year, with the help of some fantastic magic fairies, Stewart Curry (the wonderful and talented creative director at X Communications) managed to get 21 volunteers and 3 charities into a room in Rothco and build 3 new websites in 24 hours.
I was the front-end coder on one of the teams and it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. This year it’s back again and 24 The Web is looking for charities, volunteers and people/companies/organisations to support the event.
Teams are made up of the following: a designer, programmer, content writer, IA/UX person, HTML/CSS coder, project manager and a wildcard.
If think you’re up to the challenge then head over here and put yourself forward to be part of a brilliant team of website building ninjas.
This event goes nowhere without enough charities to build websites for. Last year 24 The Web provided the Myasthenia Gravis Association, Hand in Hand and the Musical Youth Foundation with a new online platform to help them do the wonderful work they do.
If you simply don’t have the budget for a (new) website, you’ve got plenty of content for one and you’re up for the 24 hour challenge then head over here and nominate your charity.
Supporters – food, beverages, cheer-leaders, whatever! 24 The Web needs you!
Last year we were really lucky to have the support of some fantastic companies like Rothco (venue), Blacknight (hosting), Select Hire (tables), Kanum, Jo’ Burger, Innocent Smoothies, iQ Content, Tayto, and Bel & Bellucci. Being fed and watered is a simple thing easy to overlook yet SO important as it was hell for leather trying to get through from kick-off to build in such a short space of time!
If you’d like to support the 2011 effort, give Stewart a shout here.