Rounding out the competitive final four:
- The Adage Technolo-GS serving Mortar Theatre Company
- AT-Rex serving Bughouse Theater
- Code to Joy serving Eurekatory
- Drop Shadows Not Bombs serving Illinois Science Council
- Drupal Rocks! serving JJ’s List
- Midnight Reapers serving North Lawndale Employment Network
- Trainsignal’s League of Extraordinary Developers serving Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest
- Zoo Crew serving Pangea Educational Development
Eligible nonprofits (501c3-registered organizations in IL) applied by articulating their vision of how nerds could further their mission through better use of interactive technology. Volunteer teams self-organized with 8-10 web pros covering these skill sets: front-end development; back-end development; project management; strategy; UX; graphic design; copywriting; QA.
The Nerdery Foundation also thanks these sponsors of the 2012 Chicago Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge: Depaul College of Computing and Digital Media; Instant Technology; Peace Coffee.
The Nerdery Foundation
The Nerdery established The Nerdery Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, to advance philanthropic initiatives like The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge, at which developers from The Nerdery and throughout the Chicago and Minneapolis interactive communities have donated about $3 million in professional services to 98 Illinois-and-Minnesota-based nonprofits.
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About The Nerdery
The Nerdery is a developer driven interactive production company that partners with creative minds and big thinkers to engineer and execute their interactive projects, including websites, mobile and social media. Voted by its staff onto multiple top workplace lists, The Nerdery has also made Inc. magazine’s list of fastest growing private companies in its first five years of eligibility. With offices in Chicago and Minneapolis, The Nerdery is the professional home of more than 425 complete Nerds. On November 1 The Nerdery launched its Nerd Drive to hire 100 Nerds in 100 days. Refer a nerd you know to and we’ll thank you with a commemorative pocket protector; if we hire your nerd we’ll further thank you with a $500 referral bonus. The Nerdery was honored in 2010 with The Quality of Life Award and The Jefferson Award for its record of corporate philanthropy through The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge.