Good Hands: NVIDIA IT Pros Take On a Challenge for Charity

by Laura Clemmensen

Sure, our IT team can work miracles with technology. But can they put together complicated prosthetics one-handed?

It was at least fun to watch them try. More than 60 gathered at our Santa Clara campus for the devilish challenge. After dividing into teams of three, they put the kits together using just one of their own hands. It wasn’t easy.

But it took the teams of experienced IT pros only an hour to assemble 22 fully functioning prosthetic hands. The Ellen Meadows Prosthetic Hand Foundation’s “Give a Hand Project,” will give these devices to people in need all over the world.

ITDay2The idea, says Dave Reisenauer, senior director, IT business operations, is to combine team building with making a difference.

It’s definitely work worth doing and the effort is one that goes beyond our Santa Clara campus.

Our global IT team declared October to be the official IT Giving Month – and building prosthetic hands is just part of that effort. IT team members from Hong Kong to Europe set up libraries at public schools, volunteered at local food banks, cleaned up scenic spots, and helped school kids learn what it’s like to work in IT.