The Nerdery has offices in Minneapolis and Chicago where about 400 self-proclaimed nerds/web professionals partner with creative minds and big thinkers to envision and execute their interactive projects, including websites, mobile apps and social media. During the first five years of The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge, volunteers have freely given more than $2 million in professional web development services to 86 nonprofits. In 2010 and 2011, The Nerdery ranked #1 on the Best to Work list published by Mpls-St. Paul Business Journal. 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. In addition to Biz Journalâ€™s Fast 50 list, The Nerdery has made the Inc 5000 list of fast-growing privately owned companies for five consecutive years.Visit The Nerdery's website
With more than 20 graduate programs and 13 undergraduate programs, DePaul Universityâ€™s College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) has evolved into an interdisciplinary college with a broad range of innovative programs. We embrace hackers and designers and provide students with the tools to excel in established and emerging fields. As a university, DePaul is committed to meeting its public service responsibility and encourages faculty, staff and students to contribute to the societal, economic, cultural and ethical quality of life in metropolitan Chicago and beyond. Located on DePaulâ€™s vibrant loop campus in downtown Chicago, CDM is home to a production stage and sound studio as well as game development, security and artificial intelligence labs. We also host DePaulâ€™s Center for Data Mining and Predictive Analytics. Interested in continuing your education? On campus and online degree options available.Visit DePaul College of Computing and Digital Media's website
Founded in 2001 as a Woman-owned Business Enterprise, Instant Technology is a leading full-service talent management firm helping companies identify strategic solutions to find the best IT talent to grow their organization. Our clients include Fortune 1000 companies, as well as start-ups and government agencies. Among the many industries we serve are finance, consulting, travel, healthcare, consumer goods, telecommunications, media and education. Visit Instant Technology at www.instanttechnology.com or follow technology news and job updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/instanttech and on Twitter at @instanttech.Visit Instant Technology's website
For the last 20 years we have been designing, deploying, and maintaining hosting and connectivity infrastructure. Today, we focus entirely on hosting solutions for businesses. We have witnessed the Internet revolution from inside the industry since the start of the public Internet. ipHouse is privately held, locally headquartered, locally owned and managed. This gives us the ability to focus on our customers, not our stock price. Throughout our history we have stuck to our core values. We strive to provide honest, helpful, and reliable service with a friendly, personal touch. We have built our reputation on listening to our customers and delivering great services. We believe in working hard, engineering things correctly the first time and having a bit of fun along the way.Visit ipHouse's website
Peace Coffee's mission is to make exceptional-tasting, organic fair-trade coffee that sustains the livelihoods of the people who grow, roast, and sell it; preserves and protects the environment that produces it; and delights the taste buds of those who drink it. We believe in supporting the communities that support us. We trade fairly, pay small-scale farmers industry-leading prices, and pay our staff a living wage. Peace Coffee was founded as a project of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and a portion of our profits support their programs fostering sustainable food, farm, and trade systems. We believe in minimizing our impact on the planet. We buy only organic coffee and we place a high value on our producer-partnersâ€™ land stewardship. In our own operations, we strive to be as efficient and earth-friendly as possible.Visit Peace Coffee's website
The Nerdery Foundation seeks likeminded companies to join The Nerdery as sponsors in the spirit of giving back and helping worthy nonprofits. While all web professional involved are donating their time and talent to nonprofits, event organizers seek sponsorship support to cover the costs of hosting such a lengthy lock-in. We also seek in-kind donations of food and prizes for participants.
Sponsors will receive recognition in press releases, marketing materials, event website, and shout-outs (and tweets) at the event. Sponsors are also welcome to have a presence during the event experience and toss something in the gift-bags for those participating. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Request Sponsorship Info