The submission was so inspiring that in a poll of the community the story of the earrings was one of the two winners selected from all the contestants! See here for the other winner: Ubuntu Women Month of Making: Winners!
Read her full submission here: Ubuntu Women Month of Making: Maile Urbancic
As a reminder $6 of each purchase of the earrings goes directly to Partimus, you can purchase them online here: http://www.boutiqueacademia.com/products/Ubuntu-Earrings.html
We were also delighted to come across this article by Rikki Endsley over on Linux.com: Kids on Computers Grows Up
It features Stormy Peters’ organization Kids on Computers. In the article the collaboration Partimus did with Kids on Computers is mentioned:
“Partimus, a non-profit founded by Cathy Malmorse (CEO of ZaReason, a Linux computer supplier) and Maile Urbancic (founder of Boutique Academia, a science and technology-inspired jewelry shop)partnered with Kids on Computers to build, install, test, and ship 30 desktops to 18 de Marzo in 2010. “Approximately 27 Partimus volunteers contributed 150 hours of their time to build, install, test, and prepare the computers for shipment,” the Partimus site says.”
Congratulations to Kids on Computers on their upcoming work!