$1000 - Prize winner: Josh Hudson

Prize Winner - February 3, 2012

I currently work as Sales Manager for a local IT firm and have been here for about 12 years. My favourite things to do in my spare time include playing guitar, watching my daughters play Ringette in the winter, playing Ultimate Disc, myself, in the summer, and reading. I really like the idea of projects like Charity Engine using spare computing resources to help those in the world that can use it. I ran SETI@home for years and, when I heard about Charity Engine's work, I jumped on board.

As for the cash, I'm not sure exactly where it will all go. I accidentally smashed my TV with my vacuum cleaner over the holidays (long story), so at least a small amount will go towards the replacement, I suppose.

ScienceBlogs star Ethan Siegel joins Charity Engine

News - January 29, 2012

Dr Ethan Siegel, leading astrophysicist, author of award-winning blog "Starts With A Bang" (our favourite blog EVER) - and the latest member of Charity Engine's science panel.

Wherever there are telescopes, detectors and space probes, there are huge computers analysing all that data.

An honour to have you aboard, sir...!

First $10,000 prize draw winners!

News - January 26, 2012

Congratulations to Josh Hudson of Alberta, Canada and also to Matthew Bibby of Victoria, Australia, who have agreed to share the $10,000 prize between them.

And thank you to all Charity Engine users, because another $10,000 is now on its way to the charities.


Fantastic work, everyone!

$10,000 prize draw in progress!

News - January 25, 2012

The stock markets are now choosing the $10,000 winning number:

?-2-0-5-5-8-9-0 (only two possible winners now; User #123 or User #438. The stock markets must pick a 0 or 1 to decide.)

Smallest digit first, so the winning number will revealed from right to left over the next few hours, as each of the exchanges closes for the day. 

Australia (AORD) = 0, Tokyo (Nikkei) = 9, Mumbai (Sensex) = 8, Moscow (MICEX) = 5, Frankfurt (DAX) = 5, London (FTSE) =0, Sao Paolo = 2, Toronto (S&P) = ?, New York (Dow Jones) = ?. 

List of Entries released!

News - January 23, 2012

Excluding staff, family and friends, 1300 PCs owned by 530 people have been running Charity Engine this month - and one of them is about to win $10,000.

You can view the list here.

(To find your place on the list, click "Home", "My Account" then "Jackpot". Any mistakes must be reported within 48 hours, then the list is final.)

The draw takes place on Wednesday Jan 25th. Good luck...!