Rensselaer Center for Open Source Software

Mission Statement

To provide a creative, intellectual and entrepreneurial outlet for students to use the latest open-source software platforms to develop applications that solve societal problems.


RCOS is a group of RPI students who work on open source projects. During the semester, meeting times are as follows:

Here are the locations for the mentor group meetings:
MentorMeeting Place
Nick PittLally 104
Kevin FungLally 002
Eric OswaldSage 2701
Zach JablonsSage 2704
Colin RiceAE 214
Forest TrimbleSage 2112
Austin GulatiLally 02 (Wed. @ 12PM)
Kevin O'ConnorSage 3101
Ben VreelandSage 2715

Our members work on a variety of projects, as can be seen here. The projects page is itself our dashboard to help us keep up with the status of the projects!

Benefits of being an RCOS member


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.