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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Partimus talk at SCALE10x: Recap

On January 21st I gave a talk at the the 10th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 10x) on Bringing Linux into Public Schools and Community Centers for their Open Source Software in Education track. I drew heavily from the experience I’ve gathered from Partimus over the past year and a half, as well as […]

Today’s installation team

Here is a picture of the team that did the installation work today, Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Creative Arts public charter school.  Not pictured are Asheesh Laroia, who arrived after this picture was taken, and Christian Einfeldt, who took this picture with his Linux-powered Droid 3 phone from Motorola.  I just was not […]

We built a mini computer lab today

Wow, what a busy day this was.  In fact, it was so busy, by the time I post this blog, WordPress will already think it is Sunday, January 29, but it’s not.  It is still Saturday, January 28, 2012, and we will probably be here at the Creative Arts public charter school until 9:30 pm. […]

Nice new machines donated by San Francisco State University

Partimus would like to thank Mr. So Trinh, an IT Director at San Francisco State University for donating 10 pre-owned computers and monitors to us for our work in public schools!     LCD monitors have been available to the public for a while now, but many of the poor public schools that Partimus services […]

Triage fest Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 10 am to 3 pm will be having a triage fest this  Saturday, January 28, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm, at the Creative Arts Charter School at 1601 Turk Street, at the corner of Turk and Pierce.  This is the school that had that huge fire on 12/22/11.  More about that fire by clicking here The purpose of this triage […]

Partimus talk at SCALE10x

On Saturday January 21st at 10AM I will be giving a talk at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE10x) featuring work in a community center I’ve observed in Ubuntu Pennsylvania when I lived in Philadelphia and the work of Partimus in schools here in California. I’ll be discussing some of the core lessons we’ve learned through our deployments […]

A start to the new lab

Today was a tiny step toward starting the new Linux lab at the Creative Arts Charter School (a public charter school) following the devastating fire of 2011.12.22.  A professional moving company had placed a number of our computers into a closet in the new lab.  Today, we moved 2000 lbs of computers out of the […]

Coping with the damage from the fire

The Creative Arts Charter School (CACS) is slowly digging itself out from the December 22, 2011 fire that wiped out two apartment buildings and scorched the eastern wall of the elementary school portion of  CACS.  The fire itself only burned the exterior eastern wall of CACS.  This damage included scorching of the windows of the […]

Loving those Ubuntu earrings!

The Ubuntu earrings from Boutique Academia are quite popular! In only three months between September and December, these beautiful earrings generated $174.00 in donations to Partimus from sales of the earrings from Boutique Academia. It is great to see that these earrings have such staying power. We first blogged about these earrings on June 13, […]

Creative Arts Charter School Neighborhood Fire Damage

On December 22, 2011 two residential buildings adjacent to the Partimus-supported Creative Arts Charter School (CACS) were engulfed in fire. The fire caused extensive smoke and water damage to the CACS and caused them to lose six classrooms, including their art studio, cafeteria, community meeting space, and library. Partimus Executive Director Christian Einfeldt visited the school […]