Sleep is for the Weak: My buddy Ross participated in a 24-hour sprint to build a new Web site for a charity. Here’s a nice recap of how it went.
We looked at the list of requirements and requests from the organization and all instantly agreed that the site was begging to be done in WordPress (or any equivalent system; we had plenty of experience in different aspects of WP so we went with it). 24 hours later, Access Press had a new web site. One member of our team said he was going to go take a nap; I don’t know if he did or whether or not anyone else did, but I think most (maybe all) of us lasted the whole 24 hours.
[…] In the end, didn’t win the contest. I’m pretty sure we were basically guaranteed to lose. Given our non-profit, we had to worry about Section 508 and WAI. While other groups were free to do all sorts of fancy stuff like jQuery and Flash, we were heavily restricted to make the site usable by disabled people.