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Our latest work with ECS

Back in October, Christian Einfeldt interviewed Liz Pocock, the Director of Housing Development and Asset Management at Episcopal Community Services (ECS) about her work in low-income housing facilities and how the residents had been using our Linux-based computers in the first residence we deployed in, The Crosby. Over the winter, I spent some time debugging […]

On Giving Tuesday, help us give computers to low income shelters

You’ve heard of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”.  Now here comes “Giving Tuesday“, an effort to formally kick off the season of giving.  Giving Tuesday was started by a New York City community organization called 92Y, which is an educational organization on 92nd Street and Lexington Street in New York City. We at Partimus focus […]

Linux computers for a low-income residence

Partimus has recently installed and is now supporting GNU-Linux computers in a low-income housing residence in San Francisco called The Crosby.  Located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, The Crosby is run by the Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco  (ECS) which provides about half of the adult shelter beds in San Francisco, according to its […]

Putting good donations to good use

As we previously blogged about, J. David Eisenberg has donated 15 good computers (with monitors, mice and keyboards) to Partimus, and since the time of that March 27 blog, we have been replacing old machines with David’s newer machines.  It has been slow, steady progress.  On April 17, David came back to the Ascend school, […]

Mystery Man and the Professor ride to the rescue!

Yesterday was what you would call a good day.  I met Jim Stockford in the morning at 8:00 am in San Francisco, and he drove us from San Francisco down to San Jose to meet David Eisenberg, a local college professor, to pick up some computers that David had in storage.  Fifteen computers, to be […]

Coding opportunities for women and girls

Partimus was founded by two women, Cathy Malmrose and Maile Urbancic, and ever since, supporting women in STEM has been an important priority for Partimus.  So we are re-posting this email to help spread the word about upcoming coding opportunties for women and girls. First is Girls Who Code.  If you know a girl who […]

Celebration of Eric P. Scott’s life

As previously mentioned on this Partimus blog, Eric P. Scott, a frequent Partimus volunteer, recently departed this life.  Here is another photo of Eric that has been circulating recently on Linux email lists: A celebration of Eric’s life will be held on March 18 at 7:30 pm at one of his favorite pizza restaurants, Pascquales […]

Celebrating Eric P. Scott

I have just learned that, on January 16, 2015, the San Francisco Bay Area free open source software community suffered the loss of a dear friend, Eric P. Scott.  Eric’s passing was a setback for Partimus, as he contributed thousands of dollars worth of his time to helping Partimus on its mission of placing and […]

How to donate to Partimus while shopping on your computer

Hello and Happy Holidays!  If you like the Partimus mission of giving free open source software computers to educational institutions for children, and have been meaning to donate, but didn’t get around to it, we are pleased to say that giving this year can be as easy as shopping for your favorite gifts on Smile.Amazon.com.  […]

The continuing dedication of Boutique Academia

Partimus is thrilled and humbled to thank Partimus co-founder Maile Urbancic for another generous donation of $182.00 on behalf of her business, Boutique Academia.  As we blogged about here, Boutique Academia, a small company run by Partimus co-founder Maile Urbancic, has created some beautiful gold-colored and silver-colored earrings and necklaces created in the shape of […]