After receiving a new Batch of 780s, we had a productive weekend creating our first master clone for the 780 and collectively managed to process 21 new computers ready to be shipped out soon.
The CCRA went to Greek Peak on Saturday 10/13 to conference with longtime CCRA supporter and member Joe Kohler ’71. We talked about our plans for the semester, discussed a new project in the Grand Bahamas and enjoyed lunch at Greek Peak’s fall kickoff event.
Many thanks to Joe for hosting us, Al Kryger, President of Peak Resorts, Inc., for allowing us to use Greek Peak’s conference facilities and all of the members who came!
On Tuesday 10/2 we had our first packing party of the year and a very successful one at that! Over 15 members and volunteers came out and helped to prepare + pack computers for a community center in Hohoe, Ghana in collaboration with AIESEC at Cornell. The computers will be installed at a center run by a local NGO called Care Net Ghana will be used to teach junior and senior high students computer skills.
Coming off homecoming, we had a good playlist bumping including some Avicii to motivate us (sorry grad students downstairs), delicious raspberry cake + cookies courtesy of Margo Jacobsen and we ordered a bunch of pizza from Ned’s Pizza when it was dinner time. We packed clothes in with the shipment to increase the impact of our donation and managed to fit everything in professionally, efficiently and smoothly. This was the most fun, the most efficient and likely one of the best packing parties we’ve had. A big congratulations and thank you to everyone who took part.
In total we packed up 15 computers and all the monitors, keyboards, cables, power cords, mice and accessories to go along with them. These computers were driven by Margo Jacobsen to New York City the following weekend where they were put into a shipping container with Kuwait Shipping and are now off to Ghana! More news to come from this donation in the near future.
We did not met this week (week of 10/7) due to Fall Break and our next meeting will be 10/16 at 5:00pm in Rice Hall 305, as usual.
Playlist from the event:
Univ. of Liberia Shipment
– Made it despite the some problems along the way
– Not being considered until the form gets filled out
New Orleans Shipment
– Al: get the quote
– The Cornell HR dept. and the Haitian Student Association is buzzing about this
– Could expect movement in about a month, which is ridiculously fast
– No to info session, turnout might be an issue
– How about a banner? Some taglines: CCRA: 3.5 years, 1000 computers, all hustle
– Some numbers poster
– Need quartercards
– Sell shirts?
– Bradfield now filled up again
– Printers will probably go to Finger Lakes Reuse
We recently received some photos of our donated computers in use in Kenya. Check them out here!
The website has been down the past couple of weeks due to some registration issues. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.
If you were one of the many people who expressed interest in our club at club fest, or if you heard about CCRA through other means, be sure to attend our first meeting of the semester this Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 4:30pm in Stimson G25. Go down the stairs in the middle of the building if you enter from the first floor. The room is a computer lab.
The Contact page has been updated with the new officers for 2009-10.
We will be packing for the Nicaragua shipment this Saturday (11/08/08) at 2:00pm in the basement of Upson Hall.
Hope to see you there!
The request for computers form is up. It is now all electronic so you won’t have to print out our old PDF file and write out your answers.