March 4, 2006
GEEKCORPS Seeks Techie Volunteers
Geekcorps essentially operates as a kind of Peace Corps focusing on PCs and technology. They recruit technical experts to develop ideas for integrating technology on a local basis within emerging economies, in a self-sustaining way. The benefits of their activities continue long after the assignment ends. Wayan Vota, Geekcorps Director, stated to his volunteers, "I will send you to a place where you will have three to five apprentices emulating your keystrokes". The locals learn how to continue what the Corps starts.