I am at college studying biology and chemistry, and was already taking part in some Boinc projects before I heard of Charity Engine. I then decided that giving my computer time to help some scientific projects and giving some money to charities was the right thing to do.
I think that the prize draw is an excellent incentive to push people to participate. I have also told some of my friends about Charity Engine and got them involved. I will probably keep the money until I need to change my computer - and I will put the new one to work for CE too!
After finishing my PhD in Operations Research 3 years ago, I was fortunate to get to work on software used to design superconducting circuits. Working on problems in engineering, mathematics, physics and operations research is a challenge, but it is something I love doing. I also get to do it from Stellenbosch, surrounded by beautiful vineyards and mountains!
I came across Charity Engine in one of the many tech blogs I read. I was really impressed by their business model and wanted to help out, so I signed up. Now I have won $1000! I am a lucky guy!
I am 27 and working as a research scientist in Glasgow. I have always enjoyed raising money for charity, having helped out with some ambitious but successful projects in the past. When I heard about Charity Engine it was a no brainer to download it, as it is one of the easiest ways to help charities!
I have been spreading the word of Charity Engine to all my friends and the fact I have won the prize money should be a greater incentive for them to download it too!
I am 25, married, recently graduated and now working as a civil engineer in Boston. I support Charity Engine because it takes something I wasn't using anyway and does good work with it. There isn't much of a reason not to participate - and I'm not about to complain about the prizes either!
I just wanted to let you know that the PC finally arrived and it's in perfect condition after its long journey! This is such an amazing prize for any kind of company to be giving out, I still can't believe it. I really can't tell you how much I appreciate it, and the work your company does! The PC will run Charity Engine whenever I'm using it, and I hope Charity Engine continues to do great things, as well as send out some more prizes for its members.
I've been running BOINC for years since before I discovered CE, and it's an exciting and interesting concept to me (distributed computing), and I want to see it expand even further.