Mission StatementTo provide a creative, intellectual and entrepreneurial outlet for students to use the latest open-source software platforms to develop applications that solve societal problems.
DescriptionRCOS is a group of RPI students who work on open source projects. Our members work on a variety of projects, as can be seen here [Link to student project summaries]. We keep up with the status of the projects using a dashboard (the dashboard itself was actually one of the projects!)
Benefits of being an RCOS member:
- The opportunity to help society by creating useful software.
- An excellent environment to share your skills with your peers and
learn from them as well
- Great practice in the code review process, a very important skill
for your software career!
- Practice giving and receiving feedback. Learning how to discuss
technical and non-technical aspects of a project in a constructive
fashion is a critical skill that employers look for!
Students can participate in RCOS for course credit or for a stipend. At the beginning of each semester, the Internal Advisory Board will review project proposals and decide which projects should receive financial support.