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…
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…
Around 9am : First meeting with the client (Grampians disAbility Advocacy Association).
Around 10am : Persona brainstorm.
Around 11am : The persona profiles.
Around 1pm : Site map.
Around 3pm : Paper prototype.
Around 4PM – Coffee break!
Around 5pm – Paper prototypes of the forms.
Around 6pm – How many coffees does it take to build a website? (I've only had two so far!).
Around 7pm – Peter, Thomas and Ali "in the zone".
Around 8pm – A sneak peak at the Australian team.
Around 11pm – Found time to finish the persona set. I'm starting to run out of things to do!
Around 1am (Sunday) – Mark (Programmer) speaks for the first time in hours… Soon we can start entering the content and applying the templates!
Around 2am – First glimpse of the (from scratch) content management system.
Around 4am – Jeff temporarily loses the plot and goes INSANE!
Around 5am – Panic! We're dumping in the content like mad while Mark plays catch-up. Still a long way to go…
Around 9am – Just 20min to go – uh oh… this doesn't look good…