NPFI Partners with the Long and Kimmy Nguyen Family Foundation

We are pleased to announce a new partnership between NPFI and the Long and Kimmy Nguyen Family Foundation. This partnership helps support NPFI’s new initiative to broaden participation by colleges in the middle-Atlantic area (Virginia, Maryland, and Eastern Pennsylvania) to develop open source software to meet the needs of humanitarian non-profit organizations. For more information […]

NPFI Participates in New NSF Project

The OpenPace project, titled “Broadening Participation through Authentic, Collaborative Engagement with Computing for the Greater Good”, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for a 5-year collaboration among six educational institutions (Drexel, Dickinson, Nassau, RPI, Western New England, and Worcester State) and five supporting organizations, including NPFI. OpenPace will develop an easier on-ramp for […]

NPFI Participates in FarmData2 Project

In Fall 2019, NPFI began working with the Dickinson College Farm to develop new open source farm management software that would extend the functionality of the current FarmData software.  FarmData was developed by Dickinson faculty and students and has been in productive use at the Dickinson College Farm since 2014. This new software project, called […]

Homebase Redeployed for RMH Boston Harbor

NPFI has just completed adapting the Homebase volunteer scheduling software to fit the needs of the Ronald McDonald House at Boston Harbor.  This adaptation was facilitated by RMH staff members Michelle Page, Olivia Brooks, and Tina Ledo, as well as the close fit with the version of Homebase that has been in use at the […]

Beloit College’s OED Project Completion

The NPFI-supported project conducted by Prof. Steve Huss-Lederman has now completed.  Beloit students helped develop the Open Energy Dashboard (OED), a pre-existing FOSS product used at six colleges and universities for acquiring, analyzing, and graphically displaying their energy usage. OED technologies include Javascript, React, Redux, and PostgreSQL.  The OED was used in a two-semester Database […]