As an 8-year Racker, it has been a privilege to work for a company that shares the same ideals I’ve had all my life – to have the opportunity to make a difference in the world. It doesn’t matter how big or small but know that your difference impacted someone. The Girls, Inc. Science Festival was just that event:
+ 4 Hours.
+ 90 degrees (a norm in SA in March and yes, my face got burnt!)
= 2,300 Smiles.
As a title sponsor, 60 Rackers were front and center, taking time out of their Saturday, teaching kids about the Cloud and understanding the inner workings of a server and laptop. It was amazing to watch their little faces (some older ones too!) light up when they were able to answer questions. We even had some of our smaller visitors play with HexBugs exposing them to robotics.
At several points in the day, little girls asked what we do where we replied, “I’m a geek at Rackspace and it is pretty cool!” After a second, they would look up and say, “I wanna be just like you.”
The sunburn didn’t bother me much after that…
Be the change you want to see in the world. Rack Gives Back is a pretty neat step forward.
* This post comes to RackerTalent courtesy of Jessica Guajardo, better known around Rackspace as Jecca.*Category: Service Tags: Community Involvement, Community Service, Rack Gives Back, Women in IT