Feeling good about year one, we decided to go for another year of the Project. This time, we couldn't resist the idea of spending 24 hours at the Madame Walker Theatre Center, a beautiful venue and organization steeped in Indianapolis tradition.
To up the ante from last year, we chose to live stream the event online and conduct the Project on the Theatre's stage, inviting the public to stop by. The live streaming gave way to dancing for donations in the wee hour of the night, and included a few serenades (and the start of a tradition) from the MWTC team.l
This year we were fortunate to receive food sponsorships from Starbucks, Papa Johns, and Zing!, which helped with our late night munchies. RTV-6 highlighted the Project (with an interview from Jeb) on their morning news show, and after a few internet connection glitches, we launched the site on time and promptly went home to sleep.
See the fruits of our 24-hour labors at http://www.walkertheatre.com!
But we've found our fourth wind. This picture is not evidence of that.
We were offered a 100 dollar donation if we danced on the stream. So we got funky!
It's getting to be that time of night, folks:
We're designing out the gray boxes (rotating graphics of upcoming events) and starting on interior designs while Jack starts developing (building the code for) the rest of the home page.
Thanks to Papa John's for providing the pizza!
Channel 6 stopped in to see how things are going.
We just hit the 4 hour mark and we are going strong!
We have set up an interim site for walkertheatre.com which will be up for the next 22 hours while we design the new website.
It's 1pm - and we have begun the 2010 24 Hour Web Project!
One week to go! September 29 at noon EST is when we officially begin redesign the Walker Theatre web site.