Byte Night is the IT industry’s annual sleep out in support of Action for Children. Each year hundreds of individuals and teams from across the IT and business community spend a night exposed to the elements in a bid to raise sponsorship and awareness of Action for Children’s work.
It all began 12 years ago when 30 individuals from the IT industry slept out and raised £35,000. Since then the event has grown to over 700 sleepers raising almost £550,000 in 2009 alone. Patrons, sponsors and sleepers include celebrities and leading figures, CIOs, systems developers, business managers, marketers and more.
This Friday (8th October) events are taking place across the UK, including at the Oracle HQ building in Thames Valley Park, Reading (NB: not at Reading's "Oracle" shopping centre!). I will be going along to provide support and entertainment for this very good cause. Finger's crossed that the weather will be kind!