Our help expands beyond 24 hours. We have created a system for others to enable others to host their own Wired events as well as for nonprofits to produce their own design work.


Cities

Wired in other cities

Wired isn’t just about helping nonprofits. It’s an educational opportunity for organizations to learn and practice design thinking. One of our goals has always been to inspire others to do what we do in 24 hours and hold similar events. And it’s happened. Reno held its first Wired event in 2013.

Check out Reno Wired

Start-on-paper

Start on paper

Ideas are a dime a dozen. But you won’t know if they’ll work or not until you put Sharpie to paper. Everything we do starts with a sketch. It’s how we identify opportunities and nail down interactions. Sketching is crucial to jump starting our 24-hour sprint.

Download Sketch Sheets

Feedback

Get feedback from the team

Feedback is crucial to moving any project forward. The top reason designs fail is that designers didn’t seek feedback at all. And soliciting meaningful feedback from the team can help build momentum on a project, especially when you’re under a time crunch. Notable, our annotation tool, helps us give and get contextual feedback on the designs we’re working on.

Check out Notable

Smart-coder

Be a smart coder

Phone, tablet or desktop? Does it matter? Users can use any of those devices to view our sites. We use our front-end responsive framework, Foundation, to help us design sites and products that work on any device. The framework also comes in handy when trying to hit a deadline since we don’t have to code everything from scratch.

Check out Foundation

Want to be a part of Wired?

Volunteering means signing up for the full 24 hours, showing up on time, and committing to helping various team members out in a fluid schedule that will test your mettle throughout the day and night (and day again).

The people who have the most rewarding experiences are also the ones who contribute the most. Web, visual and print design skills are best. They are great at their craft, think quick on their feet, likable and motivated to help a non-profit and collaborate with ZURB.

    What we are looking for:

  • Hard Worker

    It takes a lot to go 24 hours straight.

  • Scrappy

    Be able to figure out how to do something

  • Team Player

    Be able to give helpful feedback

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Be this year's ZURB Wired nonprofit

Applying for your nonprofit means signing up for the full 24 hours, getting your team invested in showing up on time, and committing to helping various team members out in a fluid schedule that will test your mettle throughout the day and night (and day again).

    What we are looking for:

  • Hard Workers

    It takes a lot to go 24 hours straight.

  • Scrappy

    Be able to figure out how to do something

  • Team Players

    Be able to give helpful feedback

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We love local businesses!

Anything you can send to our efforts would be awesome. We really like goodies — cupcakes and coffee — to keep our volunteers fueled or help with getting our print materials ... well, printed.

Let us know how you can help

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