It’s that time of year again; time for the Overnight Website Challenge. That’s where we stay up all night to build an awesome website for a non-profit.
This will be my second year participating. After last year’s website challenge, I told myself that it was fun, but I was not doing that again. Then someone asked me this year to be on their team and I said sure. Hum… something doesn’t match up there.
This year will be better than last year though. Knowing is 1/2 the battle with the Overnight Website Challenge. With one year under my belt, I feel more prepared. Not to mention most of my team has prior experience too.
Not knowing what you’re getting into and not being prepared is hard to overcome. You don’t know what to expect, or how things work. It’s still fun though and a good experience.
Pre-planning is key I think and my team this year seems to have a great plan. I feel confident that we’re going to code like hell, have some fun, and build an awesome website.
Last year I was up for about 30 hours and it really didn’t faze me too much. I’m hoping this year I can stay awake and alert and productive once again. Granted, all productivity goes bonkers at about 3am, but that makes it fun!