Rensselaer Center for Open Source
Fall 2017 Coordinators
Fall 2017 Mentors
- Aaron Perl
- Adeet Phanse
- Adrian Collado
- Alexander Schwartzberg
- Andy Wu
- Ayushi Mishra
- Benjamin Wolf
- Beverly Sihsobson
- Jonathan Caicedo
- Jonathan Patsenker
- Kathleen Burkhardt
- Lucien Christie-Dervaux
- Matthew Mawby
- Richi Young
- Sean Maltby
- Sidney Kochman
- Theo Rice
- Varun Rao
- Zachary Wimer
What is RCOS?
RCOS is a creative, intellectual and entrepreneurial outlet for students to use the latest open-source software platforms to develop applications that solve societal problems.
(that's our mission statement)
RCOS is also a venue for open learning and student teaching, as well as exploring the world of open source.
RCOS is anarchy
(but for real)
What does RCOS do for you
- Unique open-ended learning experience
- Gain valuable resume boosters
- Huge community of skilled open source developers
- Opportunity to work on awesome projects
- Credit (0-4)
Structure : Members
Coordinators/Mentors(Internal and External)
Structure : Members
Every member gets a mentor
Ask your mentor first
You can always change mentors
Structure : Meetings
Small Group on Tuesday
Large Group on Friday
Bonus Sessions (Workshops) on a rolling basis
Casual Coding Sessions TBD
- Lead by a small group of mentors
- Typically about 20 people to a small group
- Attendance is taken (2 absences are excused)
- Mentor freedom!
- Lead by coordinators
- Guest speakers!
- Attendance is taken (2 absencse are allowed)
- One large group presentation per team
RCOS's homebrew project management system
RCOS's primary communication medium
0-credit SIS course
(CRN: 47783 CSCI 4965-01)
To reserve our rooms and get a roster
Finding a team (optional)
- Pitch Day
- Post on Slack
- Talk to your mentor
- Project Speed Dating
- Mentor (Both internal and external)
- Faculty Member
How to be successful (and get an A!)
Below are guidelines
Collaborate more with other organizations
Offer alternative ways to learn and get involved
Strengthen and expand our community
Get more contributions to external projects (projects created outside RCOS)
Increase longevity of RCOS projects
What happens next?
Project pitches next Friday!
Message @acollado on slack with your slides by 11pm on Thursday (Sept. 7)
You MUST message Adrian with slides!
Tuesday (Sept. 12) - Project speed dating! Find a project!
Friday (Sept. 15) - Proposal and URPs due!
What do you do now?
- Get on rcos.io, slack and github
- Sign up on SIS (CRN 47783 CSCI-4965-01)
- Find a project
- Email slides
Who do I talk to for <blank>?
Let's have a great semester!!