• NPFI Partners with the Long and Kimmy Nguyen Family Foundation -- March 07, 2021. 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 ...
  • NPFI Participates in New NSF Project -- November 26, 2020. 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 ...
  • NPFI Participates in FarmData2 Project -- January 10, 2020. 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 ...
  • Homebase Redeployed for RMH Boston Harbor -- January 07, 2020. 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 ...
  • Beloit College’s OED Project Completion -- July 17, 2019. 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 ...
  • Whitman College’s BMAC-Warehouse Project Completion -- June 18, 2019. The NPFI-supported project conducted by Prof. Janet Davis has now completed.  Five Whitman College students redeveloped BMAC-Warehouse, a CO-FOSS product developed in 2015 by a different group of Whitman students. In this ...
  • Our New Book! -- June 08, 2019. Our new book Client-Centered Software Development: The CO-FOSS Approach has just been published by CRC Press.  It is available in hardback and various ebook formats.  For more information, visit Teaching Resources.
  • New Website for The Aronson Award -- March 08, 2019. NPFI developed and launched a new Web site for The Judie Aronson Initiative.  This initiative offers college scholarships for high school seniors who exhibit unusual commitment to social justice in ...
  • NPFI at POSSE Roundup: SIGCSE 2019 -- February 27, 2019. Allen Tucker gave a presentation on NPFI, its goals, and its projects at the POSSE Roundup at SIGCSE 2019.  NPFI Advisory Board members Grant Braught and Steve Huss-Lederman also gave ...
  • New NPFI Grant for Whitman College -- July 01, 2018. Led by faculty member Janet Davis, students at Whitman College will redevelop the existing BMAC-Warehouse food distribution software for the Blue Mountain Action Council.  An NPFI grant has been awarded to ...
  • New NPFI Grant for Beloit College -- May 12, 2018. Led by faculty member Steve Huss-Lederman, students at Beloit College are developing the Open Energy Dashboard, an open source energy monitoring dashboard for use by organizations to monitor their energy ...
  • Homeroom Redeployed for RMH Bangor -- March 16, 2018. NPFI developed a new version of Homeroom for use at the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor, ME.  This version is based on the software originally developed in 2011 by a ...
  • H/FOSS Presentation at SIGCSE 2018 -- February 28, 2018. At the 2018 ACM SIGCSE Symposium, Grant Braught led a panel presentation about teaching H/FOSS courses at 5 different undergraduate institutions.  Bonnie MacKellar, Steve Huss-Lederman, and Allen Tucker also participated ...
  • Software Upgrade for Second Helpings -- January 31, 2018. This winter, NPFI upgraded the venerable Homeplate software, originally developed by Bowdoin students for Second Helpings in 2012.  This upgrade allowed the Second Helpings administrator to work more flexibly with ...
  • New FOSS Textbook -- December 01, 2017. A new textbook titled “Client-Centered Software Development: the CO-FOSS Approach” is being developed by Allen Tucker for CRC Press.  The book will provide detailed guidance for instructors, students, non-profits, and software ...
  • Another Donation from Pragmatics -- November 15, 2017. Pragmatics, Inc, a leading software development company in Reston, VA, has made its second $5000 donation to NPFI.  These two donations have enabled NPFI to award its first two grants, ...
  • New Website for the Kimmy Duong Foundation -- August 16, 2017. This summer, NPFI developed a new website for the Kimmy Duong Foundation, whose mission is to provide college scholarships to deserving high school students in the Washington, DC area.
  • New Website for the South Carolina Search Team -- June 16, 2017. This spring, NPFI developed a new website for the South Carolina Canine Search Team, a non-profit whose mission is to help local officials find persons who are reported missing in ...
  • NPFI Grant to Green River College -- May 15, 2016. The first NPFI grant was awarded to Green River College in Auburn, WA to support the work of Tina Ostrander.  Tina will teach the course IT 355: Agile Development Methods during the 2016 ...
  • Homebase Updated -- September 16, 2015. NPFI completed a major upgrade to Homebase, originally developed by Bowdoin students in 2008.  This upgrade expanded the reach of Homebase to the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor, ME and ...