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$1000 - Prize winner: Matthew Bibby

Prize Winner - February 3, 2012

I'm a single father of three kids (all under 10) and I work full time from home as an eLearning developer. I've often thought about giving more to charity but have never been able to find the cash. However, thanks to Charity Engine, I can now use my ridiculously powerful computer to raise money for charity when it's not tied up processing videos and the like.

The prize winnings will be used to replenish my emergency fund... which I know may not sound exciting for many, but it is by far the best option for me! One never knows what's around the corner.

$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) = ?.