Codaroos victorious but everyone a winner on the day

20 June 2010 | admin | 27 Comments

And like that, more than 24 hours of grueling magic comes to an end. The Codaroos from Australia, after a moment of confusion about what being in the yellow corner meant, were awarded the FullCodePress 2010 trophy from SitePoint’s Sarah Taylor, as the overall winner.

Codaroos victorious

As well as handing out lifelong subscriptions for Xero to the three non-profits, and year-long subscriptions to the Codaroos, judge Phillip Fierlinger had surprises for the teams in the form of badges.

The ‘WHAT COULD GO WRONG’ award for ambition went to the Code Blacks for their integration of a Facebook login. They also got the ‘B1NARY SOLO’ award for most l337 syntax.

Team USA took the ‘!IMPORTANT’ award for “Most awesome in IE6″ which will no doubt help them sleep at night.

Meanwhile, the Codaroos also scooped the ‘I MADE IT LICKABLE’ for the most gratuitous use of flair (drop-shadows and rounded corners were cited), the ‘CLICK OKAY TO CANCEL’ award for the most empathetic design, and finally the (painful to write) ‘ITS YOU’RE AWARD’ for most anal content.

At the end of the day, it was a victory not only for Australasia, but also for everyone involved. Three worthwhile organisations now have brilliant websites that will have a huge impact on how they operate, 18 people got to hone their skills in a super high pressure environment, and now the organisers and volunteers can go home and sleep. Everybody wins this year, and we’ll see you all again next year.

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27 Responses

  1. Auré says:

    Congrats the 3 teams, all of you have done a fantastic job.
    Maybe a French team next year ?! Who knows… uh uh…

  2. Sarah Taylor says:

    Guess I should have said the gold corner…

  3. Hamish says:

    Woohoo, go Australasia, we win!

    Seriously though, well done Oz, but also NZ and USA – all the sites look awesome!

  4. Ricky Onsman says:

    Congratulations to all involved – especially the victorious Codaroos (yes, you do detect some relief as well as national pride).

    I hope we do get at least one more country represented next year. France would be great, and I’d love to see a Dutch team.

  5. Curdin says:

    Well done everyone, and big ups for everyone travelling to wellywood – hope you had a good time :)

  6. Matt says:

    Well done Australia, congratulations

  7. @Sarah Taylor We totally thought we won the booby prize with your whole yellow corner thing.

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  11. Karl says:

    Well done to all involved and congratulations not only to the Codaroos but also to the short-listed organisations and the real winners – the people whose lives could be affected for the good through these sites. :)

  12. Wendy White says:

    Congrats guys! You all did a fantastic job (and I LOVE LOVE LOVE those random other prize categories :D )

  13. Ruth Ellison says:

    Congrats to everyone! The websites look great.

  14. admin says:

    Woo hoo, sSo proud of you Codaroos!!!!

    Great work from all teams. All three sites were sensational.

  15. Pam says:

    Hi Bjarni, Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement. Love to see the designs. Wow you must by clever!!!Well done. We’re very proud of you. Lots of love.

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