Year Three
Earth House & INDYCOG

The Year of Doubling Down


When Year Three applications began to roll in, we realized our decision was going to be even harder than usual. Amidst some other really killer applicants, two rose to the top that were doing amazing things in Indy and a perfect cultural fit for our team too. We couldn't pick just one. To prove we're certifiably crazy, we decided to award both INDYCOG and Earth House with a new website. The more the merrier, right?

We holed up in the café at Earth House with teams from both nonprofits and the 'Boxers divided in half. Lydia led the process with INDYCOG, while Leigh headed up designs and planning for Earth House. The moment we had a rough sitemap and wireframe, the teams were off and running. We had whole teams building out the site content in Wrangle while design and development were in progress. Every member of the team was engaged in full gear.

Despite the heavy workload, we were able to take a few breaks. We had a ghost hunting tour of the second floor and bell tower at Earth House. We raised a few hundred dollars for each nonprofit by offering up videos of us dancing and performing personalized cheers (back flips included, courtesy of Dan). Jordan Updike serenaded us with his acoustic guitar and we had access to all of the tea and espresso our hearts could desire, courtesy of Earth House's café. And we can't lie, there were a few naps on the cozy couches, and one accidental nap in someone's car (we actually thought Justin Lacey might have been whisked away by ghosts for a minute there).

With two sites edging towards completion we were down to the wire, but we finished in half-delirium and with full hearts.

View posts from Year Three:

September 15, 2011

I am getting way too tired and distracted by all the pretty lights around here.

September 15, 2011

I took a quick break from the project to step outside and get some fresh air... New York Street is strangely dark and quiet at this time of day.

September 15, 2011

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September 15, 2011

We made the event calendar at Earth House...

September 15, 2011

Oluwamayowa gets a digital high five from Ben from Indycog!

September 14, 2011

Thanks to DJ Rosewood for stopping by to keep things lively.

September 14, 2011

The developers at work. Lots of sitting...

developers at work

September 14, 2011

Now that we have food in us we are way more energetic than ever before!

September 14, 2011

We claimed the full match from Just Pop In! That means Earth House and INDYCOG will get $500 each. Hooray! You can still keep the donations coming to earn sweet dance moves and acrobatics! More donor thanks coming soon! Thank you, thank, you, thank you!  

We did it!

September 14, 2011

John Fernkas, our intern, stopped by for a visit. And, hey, that's Kate Franzman in the background!

SmallBox intern

September 14, 2011

Jordan, Justin and Lydia work out some volunteer sign up issues. 20110914-090333.jpg