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Why donate to PTM?

We support those who do God's work. We offer websites and technical consulting at prices that let churches and ministries save hundreds or thousands of dollars. These savings can then go into their ministry, rather than into the pocket of a for profit technical company. Technical Services aren't cheap but they are necessary. That's why PTM was founded - to give churches and Ministries an economical alternative.
 
Won't you help us continue to provide thse services? Right now, we are just making enough to pay our expenses. Our staff is currently all part-time volunteers but if we could afford a full-time staff, we could help many more churches and non-profits than we can now. You can make a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation. Even $5 or $10/month would help!
 
 We know times are tough. But they're even tougher for non-profits and churches. By donating to us, you can help us help dozens, maybe even hundreds, of ministries!
 
 

DrupalCamp PA Aug 2-3, 2014

Drupal Camp PA Sponsor
Drupal Camp PA is a two day conference hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. There will be over 20 session to choose from, including hands-on labs. Sessions range from beginner to advanced and are designed for web designers, managers, programmers and anyone who has an interest in Drupal, CMSes, and/or web-appplication frameworks. The cost is only $35 for two days including morning coffee, lunch and a T-shirt. $12 for students! You should register by July 25th to be guranteed lunch. Late registrations will be accepted on-site. You can register here.
Liz Delgado from Pittsburgh Tech Ministries will be a speaker.

What is Pittsburgh Tech Ministries?

Pittsburgh Tech Ministries is a Christian, Pittsburgh based non-profit that offers
 
Technical Consulting to churches and non-profits
Web Development to churches and non-profits
Technical Training to people looking for a new job skills who are interested in web development
 

 We offer full featured websites and hosting services at rock bottom prices and free training in return for volunteer work upon completion. We help people help themselves and we help non-profits and churches build their communities and ministries with the help of modern technology.

 

You don't have to be in Pittsburgh to use our services. You don't even have to be in the western PA area. We help churches as far away as Lima, Peru!

 

When you choose PTM over a commercial provider, you can be sure that you are supporting an organization that shares your values and your faith. We strive to serve God by empowering people to use their gifts to spread the Gospel and help others. You can help by pointing others to our site, donating or volunteering.

 

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Hours of Operation

Pgh Tech Ministries Office Hours: Mon 11am - 7 pm and Fri 11am -7pm EDT
 
Email Support: Monday - Sat
Emails are answered within 48 hrs — usually within 24 hrs or less
 
Emergency Response: Mon-Sun
 
Demos and Training: By appointment
Evening hours can be arranged
 
Closed Sundays
We only respond to emergencies on Sunday in order to honor the Sabbath
 
 

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Linux

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Linux

    Linux? What's Linux? To understand what Linux is you have to understand a few other terms first.
 
Operating System aka OS. An operating system is the software that runs on your computer and talks to the machine and the programs you run on your computer. Operating systems are available in different versions for different platforms. A platform is a family of operating systems. They usually run on specific types of hardware (computer systems). Windows is a platform. Macintosh is a platform. Linux is a platform. Unix is a platform. Of course its not really that simple. Linux and Macintosh are variations of Unix. And Linux has several variations as well. These are sort of like versions - but they may be by different companies or organizations.
 
So Linux is a platform. Linux is usually installed on PC computers - the kind you run Windows on. There are many varieties of Linux. Some of the most popular are RedHat, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and Suse.  These are operating systems. Why should you consider Linux? Here are a few good reasons why non-profits and churches should look at Linux:
 

Terms to Learn

Open Source

Open Source generally refers to software that is licensed under one (or several) open source licenses such as the GNU or BSD licenses. These licenses have a few differences, but generally allow you to use the software without paying for it AND to modify it. You may NOT claim the software as your own work and you are expected to contribute changes back to the community so that others may benefit from it as well. Most users don't have to worry about that because they don't change the software - they just use it. The "community" is the developer community that wrote the software and which continues to update it and make improvements to it.