|5 Aug 2016|
This World Community Grid volunteer in Canada is an engineer, mountain biker, and inventor.
Chris Hudec, a senior engineer in western Canada, describes his work by saying, “Most of my time is spent doing geotechnical engineering, which is building things on dirt (footings for buildings), with dirt (retaining walls), construction materials testing (soil, concrete, asphalt), and slope stability.”
He is also an avid mountain biker and inventor. These interests, combined with his engineering education, led him to develop a prototype of a mountain bike that is specifically designed to tackle the steep, rugged biking trails that are common in his area.
Chris joined World Community Grid more than six years ago. With a graduate degree in Geological Engineering specializing in groundwater, he was able to see the importance of the Computing for Clean Water project right away, as well as the value of volunteer computing in general.
“I know the importance of clean water, and donating computer time is a no-brainer,” he says. “I knew I had lots of unused computer cycles, and this is a great way to volunteer.”