Happy New Year! Well sorta! ( Time just keeps slipping away!) 2017 was a year of change for Palante. We said goodbye to a co-founding worker, Joseph, started doing digital security work and welcomed several new clients to the fold! Most importantly though, and not previously stated on this blog, we welcomed two new worker-owners to the fold! Let us introduce again Kristin and Morgan!
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Sadly, it is time for Palante to say goodbye to worker-owner and best beard owner, Joseph Lacey. Joseph has been with Palante since its founding in 2010 and has been a key part of Palante's growth in the CiviCRM community. We will miss his deadpan humor, rich baritone, and deep knowledge of CiviCRM and SQL. He is leaving Palante for other endeavors and we wish him the best of luck.
Inspired by recent political developments, Palante has prioritized changing the backup infrastructure that we use for ourselves and our clients to support encrypted backups. We chose BorgBackup (https://www.borgbackup.org/), and can now say we fully support encrypted backups to local usb drives and to remote ssh servers for our clients. If the usb backup drive or the remote backup server fell into the wrong hands, your files on those drives would be inaccessible to anyone without the encryption key.
We are warning all Palante clients to be careful about opening any remotely suspicious Google Docs emails today. If you're not sure it's legit, either do not click the link OR forward it to us to double-check! EDITED 2:15pm PT/5:15pm ET: Google Docs just posted this statement to their official Twitter account:
Palante is excited to welcome our newest worker, Morgan Robinson! Morgan comes to us with a background in community development and geographic information systems. She describes herself as a devoted coop nerd and will be providing Palante clients with CiviCRM support. We're grateful to be working with Morgan and look forward to seeing her collaborate with Palante's client organizations!
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Jon Goldberg, a founding member of Palante Technology Cooperative, without whom we wouldn't be as stable and successful as we've become. After six years of membership that includes implementing CiviCRM for many of our clients, providing local tech support to those in New York City and helping strengthen our own financial and technical infrastructure, he's leaving for other endeavors.