There are countless ways to back-up your data these days, and many cloud-computing tools to use to access that data on your mobile device, your tablet, or your desktop computer. Dropbox is hoping that its newest campaign, the Great Dropbox Space Race, will encourage you to utilize their services—and to have a little fun while you're at it! The gist of the Space Race is that you earn points AND memory for you and the U of MN by signing up and sharing the information with your peers and students. Here is a selection of the specifics, by way of the Dropbox blog:
You must register for Space Race with an eligible school email address (if you have an existing Dropbox account you can still join)! If you've signed up for Dropbox with a non-school email, no problem! You can verify your school account on the Space Race page.If free space doesn't light the fire in you to considering signing up for the race or Dropbox, perhaps appealing to your competitive spirit will. There is a leader board. This is a game and currently, the U of MN is 37th. Big 10 foes Northwestern, Michigan, Penn State, and Purdue are all ahead of us. If we aren't going to win on Saturdays, we might as will win in Space!
Your school gets 1 point for each person who registers for Space Race and installs Dropbox on their computer (if they haven't already). Your school gets 2 more points for each person that goes through the Get Started guide (including you!)
Just by signing up, you get 3 GB for two years.
You'll have 8 weeks to get as many people as you can from your school signed up for Space Race!