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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 […]

Transported computers now in use at Prescott

A couple weeks ago we wrote about the work of Partimus staff members to load up several machines for Robert Litt and schools in Oakland details here. We’re now happy to report that those computers have been installed with Lubuntu and put to use! Robert writes: With these computers we were able to move into […]

More machines for Robert Litt’s genius

Robert Litt is an elementary teacher who has done some amazing things with computers running free open source software in education.  Today, he came to San Francisco with two of his own children to get some more equipment for his students and the students of other teachers also using free open source software in classrooms.  […]

Director Grant Bowman featured in Foundation Center Video

Partimus Board of Directors member Grant Bowman was featured in a video this month by the Foundation Center. Link here: The Foundation Center-San Francisco: How can we help you? “Get to know the Foundation Center-San Francisco community and how we can help you do good too.” Grant has taken time out of his busy schedule […]

CACS laptop install day wrap-up

On April 28th, the Partimus crew of James Howard, Morgan Wilson and Christian Einfeldt worked to take laptops that James had prepped for installation and finished imaging the systems with the provisioning server. All the laptops were then put together with their power supplies on cart. By the end of the day between already installed […]

Installfest / pizza party at Creative Arts Charter School 2013.4.28

Partimus.org is going to be hosting a pizza party and triagefest / installfest tomorrow (April 28, 2013) at the Creative Arts Charter School at 1601 Turk Street at Pierce St in San Francisco from 1 pm to about 3:30 pm.   The Creative Arts Charter School is a public charter school.  Any child in the State […]

Christian Einfeldt presents on Partimus at SCaLE11x

On February 23rd Christian Einfeldt gave a talk at the Southern California Linux Expo on Successful Linux Labs in Schools. Einfeldt writes of his talk: This presentation is for a non-technical audience wanting to get the experiences of a simple end user who has been involved in setting up GNU-Linux labs in schools. The single […]

Laptops for Linux Users program: Update from Sky

In January of 2011 Partimus partnered with ZaReason for a Laptops for Linux Users program where we sought to “assist people who have tremendous potential to do good in free and open software education, but who may not have the funds to meet their computing needs.” Our pilot was with a woman named Sky in […]

Smokin’ hot at Ascend and Prescott

Partimus volunteers, lead by James Howard, have done a considerable amount of work at two public charter schools in Oakland, California, for the 2012 – 2013 school year.  This blog post is the first of several that we will put up about this work.  Since most of the work has been done by James Howard, […]

On “Giving Tuesday”, help us give to public schools!

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 […]