Tag Archives: Volunteer

What’s tech got to do with it? We went to SXSW to talk about how volunteer computing can help save the planet.

20 Apr 2018    Summary World Community was invited to give two presentations on the power of crowdsourced computing power at SXSW 2018 in Austin, Texas. See the full presentations, as well as a short video with excerpts from both, in this article. We were thrilled to be invited to give two presentations in the Code and Programming track at SXSW 2018. You can see both presentations in full, as well as a few excerpts in the first video below. In this short video, two scientists talk […]

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Online questionnaire about citizen science and volunteer computing

Please help Lo Lee, a first-year doctoral student from Library and Information Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, by filling in an online survey about Einstein@Home and BOINC. Lo Lee is doing a project on citizen science that aims to assess to what extent citizen science can be designed as an inclusive online learning environment to embrace volunteer diversity. The findings from this project will be submitted to academic conferences, might be published in scientific papers, and could also help us improve Einstein@Home by finding out […]

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A Volunteer in France on Why He Joined World Community Grid

By: Gil Rivet Crunchers Sans Frontieres 29 Sep 2017    Summary Meet Gil Rivet, a volunteer from France who is an administrator for the Crunchers Sans Frontieres team. Here’s his story in his own words. My name is Gil Rivet and I am 39 years old. I was born near Paris, and I still live there today. I work for a road infrastructure and urban development company, managing the administration of IT systems. In my spare time, I like to read manga and comics, watch series and […]

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Volunteer from France Creates an International Team

By: Thomas Dupont Founder, Crunchers Sans Frontieres 2 Sep 2016    Summary When Thomas Dupont discovered World Community Grid, he decided not only to contribute his own computing power, but also to create a team of volunteers that welcomes members from all over the globe. Here is his story in his own words. Left to right: myself, Jessica (my wife) and Markus Walser (World Community Grid volunteer and linguistic coordinator of my team) (Click here to read this article in French.) My name is Thomas Hélye Vincent […]

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Volunteer from Ecuador Loves Making a Difference

Grace Merizalde hails from Ecuador, where she works in IBM’s Global Technology Services (GTS) division. During more than 30 years of service at IBM, Grace has filled a number of roles such as computer center analyst, billing analyst, and project support for GTS in Ecuador. She is also a World Community Grid volunteer. “I learned about World Community Grid about six years ago from one of my co-workers. Even though I’ve changed computers frequently over the years, I have re-installed the software and I keep contributing. The […]

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Bo Grahn, Longtime Volunteer from the Country of 1,000 Lakes

1 Jun 2016    Summary “I want to make the world a better place for [my family], and contributing to World Community Grid is a good way to do that.” A retired father, grandfather, and great-grandfather in Finland, Bo Grahn began volunteering for World Community Grid ten years ago with the Human Proteome Folding project. He has participated in almost every project since then, giving 16 years of run time, including seven years contributed to the Mapping Cancer Markers project alone. “I have a big family,” Grahn […]

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Musician, Science Buff, Volunteer

Investorideas.com Newswire

When Chris Elsass is not at work repairing electronic devices, he can be found pursuing one of his many interests such as his band (he plays multiple instruments), science fiction, following scientific progress, and spending time with his family, which includes his wife and three grown daughters. Elsass became interested in SETI@home a number of years ago, and from there he found and volunteered for World Community Grid. “Sometimes you want to help others but you just don’t know how,” he says. “It is very important to […]

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