Nerdery Takes Overnight Web Site Challenge to IL

The Nerdery and volunteer Web professionals have already donated $1.5 million worth of free Web sites to nonprofits through the program. Now they're headed to Chicago.

The Nerdery is gearing up for another “Overnight Web Site Challenge”-a program through which the company and volunteers build free Web sites for nonprofit organizations.

The Bloomington-based Web development firm is seeking Web professionals-dubbed “nerds”-to volunteer their time to help build the sites. The overnight event takes place in Chicago on August 20.

Nonprofits that are 501(c)(3)-registered in Illinois have through June 30 to apply. Interested organizations simply tell The Nerdery how they could benefit from a new Web site. “Fans of nonprofits post online testimonials on why the organization they support-or benefit from-should get a new Web site for the price of a good night's sleep,” The Nerdery said in a statement.

The volunteer Web developers form teams of eight to 10 people that together cover the necessary skill sets to build a Web site.

Learn more about The Nerdery's Overnight Web Site Challenge here. The Nerdery and volunteer Web professionals have already donated $1.5 million worth of free Web sites to nonprofits through the program, including many in Minnesota.

The Nerdery, formerly known as Sierra Bravo Corporation, said last month that it's growing fast-with plans to expand its headquarters and add 100 employees this year.