I have a career doing mostly research for the Government of Canada in politics, but I also have a background in computer programming and analysis. One of my favourite pastimes is hobby coding for the open source community. I found Charity Engine when I was looking for more ways to contribute my computer's time to the community. I decided to become involved because the I like the simple model: the idea of using a computer's spare time to raise money for charity.
Hello! My name is Steve and I live in Bournemouth, England with my wife Melissa. I work in IT for a large US bank which has its European, Middle East and African Technology & Operations Centre based locally. In my free time I am a keen karter, racing World Formula Karts at tracks around the South of England.
I have been supporting Charity Engine since May 2012 when it was profiled by the BBC. It's a fantastic concept and deserves to become a success and I will certainly keep on recommending it to everyone I know. And of course, raising money for good causes with a chance of winning cash prizes whilst expending minimal effort? What's not to like? :-)
Growing up I learned to use what we have and do the best we can with it. So now comes along Charity Engine which uses computers and current technology where we can all share in productive commercial work while doing good contributing to charity organizations on the other side.
The leaders of CE thought of putting together a Prize draw. How much more fun can you have computing with a chance to win? The winnings can be put back in to the computing/power resources, your family fund or even given back to charity.
This makes a lot of sense to me and I have enjoyed the challenge getting it all to work and keeping it running. I encourage you to give it a go as well. Good computing and good luck.
I am constantly curious, but not entirely sure whether I'm an overt optimist, or simply stubborn. A student of both the arts and sciences, my work synthesizes quantitative and qualitative inquiries into a holistic line of questioning about the nature of the world and my place within it.
I spend a lot of my free time volunteering for a local animal sanctuary, so I've always had a lot of passion for charitable causes, and when I first heard about Charity Engine I thought it was a fantastic way to make a meaningful contribution to good causes while using minimal resources that otherwise just go unused. As long as my PC is on, Charity Engine will be too.