Palante Tech Blog

Update on January 4, 2022: Due to the overwhelming surge of Covid-19 cases in NYC as a result of the Omicron variant, our tech support team will not be scheduling site visits before January 25, 2022. Should conditions be safe enough when we re-asses on January 25, we will resume scheduling with clients that need on-site work as long as they can meet our Covid-19 guidelines for worker safety. Until then, we will continue to provide remote support for all of our tech support clients. 
Dear Palante Community,  Drupal 7 was released to production and usage in the year 2011, and since then has helped so many communities, nonprofits, and human beings manage a digital presence. It’s with a heavy broken heart that I announce on this Valentines Day that Drupal 7 end of life is set for November 1st 2023. 
Update March 24, 2023 Palante is dismayed to announce that it will no longer be recommending LastPass to new clients, and recommends all current clients begin making plans to migrate to another password manager.
This summer Palante wished very fond adieus to two longtime worker-owners, Jessie Lee and Nina Reyes, who were part of our cooperative for eight and nine years respectively -- big chunks of the existence of our twelve-year-old business!
Palante is very excited to welcome Alisia Rueda to our team as our first dedicated Operations Manager ever! Janine did the awesome work of proposing and beginning this position, and we knew we wanted to formalize and continue the role after they left earlier this year. After a long search during which we considered many excellent candidates, we were super happy to bring Alisia onto the team! Since day one she has demonstrated extraordinary dedication, organization and skill in wrangling the many facets of Palante's operations.
In 2020 Jack Aponte took Palante Technology Cooperative's first sabbatical. As they described in their blog post announcing their sabbatical, we designed our policy with the plan that it would be repeatable, so that each member of Palante can enjoy this benefit during their tenure at the cooperative. And so the time comes again when a member of our cooperative lifts their head up from their screen, and adventures out into the world.