Kansas City Star
The third annual Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge in Kansas City has set a Jan. 20 deadline for applications. The 24-hour “hackathon” seeks volunteers with software development, design and digital strategy expertise to offer their services to selected Kansas City area nonprofit organizations.
“The Overnight Website Challenge is a community-driven event, by the community and for the community,” said Nerdery executive director Ginger Bucklin in a release. “We’re excited to build capacity in the nonprofit community in the Kansas City area. And we’ll offer additional opportunities for technologists to connect, grow and volunteer.”
Mike Derheim and Tom O'Neill
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