The New Colossus

The New Colossus

Lady Liberty, NYC World Trade Center, photo by Ed Schipul
State of Emergency – Photo by Ed Schipul

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Emma Lazarus
November 2, 1883

Now is the moment to focus on cyberattacks during COVID-19 times

Cyberattacks during COVID-19 have been more worrisome at a time when virtual learning is at its peak, at a time where countries are encouraging citizens to stay, learn or work from home. It is why NOW is the crucial time to focus on cybersecurity, whether it’s for yourself or your workplace.

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Image by INTERPOL
#washyourcyberhands From the source: https://www.interpol.int/en/Crimes/Cybercrime/COVID-19-cyberthreats

Here is a list of must reads. Let’s take care of each other during these heavy times due to COVID-19

  1. Wash Your Cyber Hands with INTERPOL : https://www.interpol.int/en/Crimes/Cybercrime/COVID-19-cyberthreats
  2. Cyberattacks Disrupt Learning Even More During COVID-19: https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/09/14/cyberattacks-disrupt-learning-even-more-during-covid-19.html
  3. Resource Guide for Cybersecurity During the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://www.cisecurity.org/blog/resource-guide-for-cybersecurity-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/
  4. See Cyber Global Infection

Tendenci software can integrate with an LMS (Learning Management System) or MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). If you wish to know more, please give us a call at (281)497-6567 or submit a support ticket. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Stay safe.

This Week Tendenci is Celebrating Twenty-three Marvelous Years of Serving the World’s People

Tendenci Celebrating Twenty-three Marvelous Years. Graphic image designed by Team Tendenci.
https://www.tendenci.com/news/tendenci-celebrates-twenty-three-years/

This week our team at Tendenci is celebrating twenty-three marvelous years of serving the world’s people! So, cheers to our clients and to the Open Source Tendenci Community! Our success is yours. Your success is ours. 

Twenty-three years ago, our Founder and CEO Ed Schipul started this wonderful company which was first known as Schipul The Web Marketing Company and today, with a broader global vision, is known as Tendenci – The Open Source AMS. 

We would like to take this moment and express that we understand we are living through uncertain times due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has brought us all a deep economical shock. And it is especially in times like this, everyone needs to unite. 

Nothing is more satisfying to us than to continue to help organizations reach the far corners of the world, even through our hardest times.

Yes, we are all being challenged, but crushing coronavirus uncertainty is a must. And restoring the confidence of nonprofits and associations is our mutual goal. Greatfully, Tendenci software – being open source is the advantage we hold. Proudly. 

Building on last year’s message from Founder and CEO Ed Schipul, we would like to reinforce our message – thankfulness is more important than ever before. 

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Happy Twenty-three Marvelous Years!

With Love,

Tendenci

Introducing Tendenci All In-One Open Source AMS Software Solution available in AWS Marketplace

This is an exciting time for Tendenci as every developer in the world can now deploy Tendenci software in AWS Marketplace!

Thanks to our relationship with Amazon Web Services AWS, developers can finally launch an instance with one click deployment of a site for your Nonprofit or Association!

Find out more here.

Tendenci Official AMI https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B087XX3NLS

Check out Tendenci AMI (Amazon Machine Image) https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B087XX3NLS

Learn more about Tendenci – The Open Source Association Management Software.

Your Data Is As Safe As Ever

With Tendenci, your data is as safe as ever. All of our clients are now running on our latest software version T12.0. To stay on the loop and learn how our version bumps work, please visit  Tendenci Lifecycle. For our Tendenci Community, please upgrade to our newest and polished version. 

Check our Github changelog for updates and cool new features on your Tendenci site.

Stay in the now with news about Tendenci and about our latest software projects. Get inside information on release dates, software features and other happenings. Security is our top priority which is why your email will be kept confidential, and you’ll only receive a message when we have something cool to say. Much love and appreciation to our Tendenci Community.
Subscribe to our newsletter at https://www.tendenci.com/forms/newsletter-signup/

The puppy keeps your data safe. 

https://github.com/tendenci/tendenci

A Message from our CEO – Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

As a company we have a very clear vision.

To Connect and Organize the World’s People. Do Good.

With the turmoil tearing through our country as the realization of systemic racism and the physical danger black people are facing, as the CEO of Tendenci, I want to add to the dialogue. While these opinions are being typed by me, I do hope every member of the Tendenci team shares these values.

I believe in this: Black Lives Matter

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Tendenci is built on the Django framework. As such, we stand together with the Django Community message in support of the Black Community.


Tendenci Surely Is Dazzling WorldWide in the Association Management Software Market

From the article: https://publicist360.com/2020/04/14/association-management-software-market-is-dazling-worldwide-tendenci-personify360-aptify/

THANK YOU to all of the developers out there who are contributing, translating, updating and maintaining a very complex piece of software. AMS software that is inclusive of other languages and cultures, and a team that believes in security and privacy. Lets continue to do good today, and tommorrow even more, together. 

All of the code is on github, documentation on readthedocs, and translation is crowd-sourced on Transifex. Self host or host with us, your choice, your data, your association. 

Check out the update history here!

Coronavirus DIY Facemask from CEO Ed Schipul

No worries if face masks are running out in stores, because there is always a solution to everything. Here is a DIY Facemask guidance from our CEO Ed Schipul. Because we care about you and your loved ones.

Rough cut comparison of the DIY coronavirus mask and the original.

From the article: https://www.eschipul.com/2020/03/coronavirus-diy-facemask-test/

“In Houston the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response has been quite aggressive. And as the third largest metro area in the US, it should be. I get it. Mostly we are quarantined in place except for grocery store runs and emergency needs. (And we can walk the dog, but that’s about it.)

This led to research on what we could do and turned up two interesting pieces of knowledge about the coronavirus. 

A) How long is the coronavirus contagious or viable by surface. As in how long can it be there and still infect you?”

A truly rustic looking diy coronavirus mask

Regards,

Ed.

Prepare Your Organization for Potential Quarantines with the Outbreak of CoronaVirus Pandemic

CoronaVirus COVID-18 ESRI Graph

Dear Tendenci Community,

A summary of content is found here to help you and your communities prepare for potential quarantines brought on by CoronaVirus ( COVID-19. )


https://www.tendenci.com/articles/help-your-organization-prepare-for-potential-coronavirus-quarantines/

Some reminders of functionality you have RIGHT NOW via Tendenci – The Open Source AMS

Screenshot of Tendenci Social Services Feature Emergency Responder.
https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/tendenci-functionality-to-help-with-crisis-response/

Utilize the Emergency Response and Social Services Functionality built into your Tendenci site:

  1. Use the Emergency Announcement Module to immediately put a notice at the top of every page of your site. 
    https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/tendenci-emergency-announcement/
  2. Review all of the built in preparedness and communication functionality that is in Tendenci summarized here:
    https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/tendenci-functionality-to-help-with-crisis-response/
  3. Use the newsletter module to get messages out to everyone registered on your site fast. 
    https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/sending-a-newsletter-in-tendenci-quick-overview/
  4. Your site also integrates with many other tools like threaded discussions via Discus or displaying your LinkedIn banner and twitter feed. Use the best tool and integrate: https://www.tendenci.com/works-with/
  5. Use Ad-Hoc queries directly against your database for outlier data that may not have been forseen for a given crisis. This is on your Tendenci site at /explorer/ and there is a great starter helpfile on django explorer reporting here https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/how-use-django-sql-explorer-tendenci/

Please stay safe. Because the Puppy Loves You!

Puppy Loves You

Regards, 
Team Tendenci