On Saturday 18 August 2007, teams from Australia and New Zealand will compete to build a fully-operational website for a non-profit organisation in 24 hours. No excuses, no extensions, no budget overruns…

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Around 8am : Breakfast of Champions - then I go hunting for a decent coffee shop. The place called 'Expresso' (and no sign of an espresso machine) doesn't look hopeful... Still looking...

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Around 9am : First meeting with the client (Grampians disAbility Advocacy Association).

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Around 10am : Persona brainstorm.

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Persona brainstorm.

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Around 11am : The persona profiles.

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Around 1pm : Site map.

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Around 3pm : Paper prototype.

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Around 4PM - Coffee break!

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Around 5pm - Paper prototypes of the forms.

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Around 6pm - How many coffees does it take to build a website? (I've only had two so far!).

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Around 7pm - Peter, Thomas and Ali "in the zone".

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Around 8pm - A sneak peak at the Australian team.

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Around 11pm - Found time to finish the persona set. I'm starting to run out of things to do!

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Around 1am (Sunday) - Mark (Programmer) speaks for the first time in hours... Soon we can start entering the content and applying the templates!

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Around 2am - First glimpse of the (from scratch) content management system.

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Around 4am - Jeff temporarily loses the plot and goes INSANE!

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Around 5am - Panic! We're dumping in the content like mad while Mark plays catch-up. Still a long way to go...

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Around 9am - Just 20min to go - uh oh... this doesn't look good...


Comments (2)

  1. Hi Zef – thanks for telling me where you are – NOT!!! Good luck to you and Ali and the rest of the team – I know you will do a fantastic job – can I have a Tshirt please (size 20)- big hugs and love, Mum

  2. MATT GOULD

    Ha Ha! Zef got in trouble with his Mum! Good luck this weekend, look forward to seeing the finished site!

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