Geeks stay up for the challenge


A 24-hour challenge to provide web-based support has been completed by a group of developers and designers.

The geeks

The Geekathon, which ran from 6pm Friday, February 10 to 6pm, Saturday, February 11, was organised by new Cornish company, Employ a Geek.

During the marathon session, held in the Opie building at Cornwall College, the team designed and created a micro website and internal resource intranet for St Austell-based charity, The Sensory Trust.

Mark Grice, Employ a Geek director, said: “It has been an incredible 24 hours.

“Parts of the time have become blurred and it’s difficult to remember who did what on the project, but everyone who took part has really worked hard and we’ve had a lot of fun working on the project.”

In total 18 developers, designers and marketers took part during the 24 hours with five, Mark Grice, William Fairey, Tom Willoughby, James Lacy and Andy Foley, completing the full day.

Jane Stoneman from the Sensory Trust said: “This has been such an amazing project.

“We were surprised to find that we’d been drawn out of the hat to be the chosen charity, but it’s been brilliant as it has meant we have now got two resources that will make a huge difference to us and the work we do.”

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