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After 24 hours and a couple weeks of fine-tuning, it’s time to properly toast your good work. RSVP to come walk the red carpet at this star-studded event for nerdathon legends.
When: April 28
6-6:30 p.m. – Eat. Drink. Schmooze w/internet all-stars. Frolic. Repeat.
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Teams present, awards awarded, including: Best Design/UX; Greatest Functionality; Biggest Impact; People’s Choice; Best in Show.
7:30-8 p.m. – Resume 6-6:30 p.m. activities
Where: Tech Nexus, 20 North Wacker Drive, 12 floor, Chicago, IL 60606
Who: Web Challenge volunteers, nonprofit reps, judges, sponsors. Nonprofits, please bring the people who were there with you at the Overnight Website Challenge, and up to five people total. Teams, represent in full – but no plus-ones, please. RSVP by April 25.
Remember, gotta launch by April 28 (so, midnight April 27) to have a realistic shot at Best In Show.
Four awards result from from the judges’ scoring: Design and User Experience; Functionality; Impact; Best in Show. Scores on Design/UX , Functionality and Impact make up three-fourths of the Best in Show Award, which also includes one final important element: Launch. Teams who’ve launched* by Web Challenge Awards day will receive full marks in that category. Please be done; you’ll be rewarded.
*Your site will be considered launched even if full deployment is delayed by things outside your control (e.g., delayed content entry by the nonprofit or delayed sign off from the nonprofit’s stakeholders or leadership). If a site has not been deployed for reasons beyond the development teams’ control, a URL to a staging site can earn launch points.
Design and User Experience (UX) (100 points)
Does the design and presentation of the site effectively communicate their mission and how to get involved or support them? Would you want to support this organization based on this site?
Is the information on the site presented in a logical way? Is structure and navigation clear and intuitive? Does the site seem easy to use?
Functionality (100 points)
How well were the tools and technology customized and applied to the needs of the nonprofit? Did the team go above and beyond with custom programming to solve unique business needs?
Does it seems like technology was used appropriately? Is the functionality accessible and well targeted at the nonprofit’s audience and constituents?
Impact (100 points)
How will the nonprofit’s ability to execute their mission be improved by the site? Will the site have a clear and quantifiable impact on the nonprofit’s mission? Did the team hear the nonprofits needs and meet them? Has the team prepared the nonprofit to make the most of their new site?
Separately, a People Choice Award will be publicly-tallied on the Overnight Website Challenge Facebook page. At Awards Night, we could have five different winners, or it could be a clean sweep.
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The Nerdery is a custom software design and development company that provides web, mobile, user experience design and application solutions. We believe passionate nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs. We don’t sell websites or mobile apps; we sell access to unstumpable problem solvers whose purpose is to redefine what’s possible through technology. While surely we work for our clients – we do this best as your collaborative partner, sharing a common goal. We balance innovation and pragmatism, learn together, share expertise and encourage innovation through culture. We’re as passionate about our clients’ business as our own. Headquartered in the Twin Cities, The Nerdery has offices in Chicago, Kansas City and Phoenix. Founded by three programming pioneers in 2003, The Nerdery is professional home of 500 web developers, UX designers, QA engineers and other Nerds.