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* Free Geek start date: June 2009
* Volunteer hours: 529 and counting!
* Volunteer areas: Tech Support & So Much More!
Evie moved from Virginia to Portland a little over three years ago. She actually visited Free Geek before she movedâ€”she found that she loved it so much that it was one of the first places she became involved with upon arriving in the city.
Evie has volunteered in Tech Support, Outreach, and System Administration. She loves coming to Free Geek during off hours and completing large projects for everyone to use when the return to Free Geek after a weekend. She also has gone to some major tech conferences promoting Free Geek and the importance of safely dealing with e-waste.
â€œFree Geek gives me freedom to work on projects that are important to the infrastructure and benefit the employees as much as the volunteers,â€ writes Evie, â€œFree Geek gives me the ability to work with all different types of hardware and configurations where I can explore new ideas and solve logical problems while learning. I get a real sense of satisfaction when completing projects here. I also love the staff at Free Geek, they have been very open to my ideas and let me play with great old/new/obscure technology.â€
One of her favorite memories comes from volunteering for Free Geek at the First LinuxCon where she got to meet and have lunch with Linus Torvalds, one of the main brains behind the Linux kernel.
Evie is a true geek who has been interested in technology â€œfrom the womb.â€ Away from Free Geek she enjoys a variety of geeky pursuits including video games, small electronics projects, retro computing and gaming, phone hacking, space weather, beer tasting, and being a NASA Fan Boy. Go Science!