Volunteer computer instruction by Dr. Hans Borchardt began in 1999 at Senior Centers. This required developing material for persons who were past their peak learning periods. It resulted in a set of courses quite unlike traditional computer offerings. The striking aspect of this curriculum, when offered to students younger than Senior Center clients, is a very rapid acquisition of a sophisticated level of computer literacy.
The material evolved from constant revisions while teaching numerous classes involving hundreds of students from the fall of 1999 to the present.
Dr. Borchardt received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. A retired DuPont scientist, is author of 22 scientific publications and holds 13 U.S. patents. ASTM procedure E2041-03, “The Borchardt-Daniels Method” bears his name. He co-authored “A Misers Guide to Web Construction” which has been translated into Spanish for use in Argentina.
During the summer of 2003, Hans & Tish Borchardt constructed a home for Comped by converting a bay of their garage into a 7 work-station computer studio .
On April 30, 2004, Comped was recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit organization in compliance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.