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.
I'm Becky, 50 years old, married and living in California with three dogs, one cat and my hubby of course. I learned about distributed computing back several years ago and liked the idea, so I joined the Seti@home project. Moving on to Charity Engine was the logical next step - I love the idea that big things happen when a bunch of people do the small things working together. I like to think there is a life lesson in that somewhere.
I am a Systems Administrator working toward a Masters in Computer Science. My wife and I have two year old son. We are turning the prize money into an investment in the future, by using it to help pay for my classes. We're happy to help support international charity efforts and spread the word about grid computing.