The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge announces 2013 winners [before & after]


Over 200 volunteers, nonprofit reps, judges and sponsors gathered tonight in The Nerdery’s Luke J. Bucklin Nerditorium Hall for the outcome of the 6th annual Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge.

More than 4,000 hours of pro bono web development were freely given to 18 Minnesota nonprofits by 180 volunteer web pros (nerds) starting the weekend of March 9 & 10 at the University of Minnesota’s Continuing Education Center.

That all culminated today as judges scored teams on three categories: Best Design/User Experience; Greatest Functionality; and Biggest Impact. In addition to Design/UX, Functionality and Impact, teams compete for two more awards: Best in Show and People’s Choice. The top winners were:

“The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge is what it is because of people who freely give up nights, weekends, time and talent to make a difference,” said Nerdery CEO Mike Derheim. “If this initiative is a success, it’s because it has taken root in the fertile soil of a collaborative community that takes care of its own.”

Bragging rights, and the gratification of nerdy deeds done in the name of community service were had by all who participated. The Nerdery estimates that over $4 million in professional services have been donated so far to 114 nonprofits between the six events held in Minnesota and two in Chicago.

A complete view of all before and after screenshots is viewable on The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge Facebook page.

Big ups to all who contributed!


  • Jason Reed

    Congrats to all the winners and a huge thank you to The Nerdery for putting on yet another wonderful event! We’ll see you next year!