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. 
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.
After five years of taming CiviCRM instances with Palante, Morgan is returning to the world of geographic information systems (GIS).
Due to old tax software that assumed every cooperative was a farm, there has been a running joke at our coop that Palante would one day get into farming. We still haven’t, but Janine has!